Style: Oud Bruin with Scottish Strawberries
Released: March 2022
This beer takes inspiration from the provision-strength historic Belgian style of ‘Oud Bruin’. Sharing similarities to the Flanders Red and British Stock Ale, though notably differing from these in its process of fermentation and maturation in exclusively steel vessels, rather than oak barrels or foudres. Our version is primary fermented with a Brettanomyces forward mixed culture, and blended from two different batches with an average age of 4 months.
We incorporated our favourite rye, crystal and light roasted malts in addition to Brewers Invert Sugar No. 2 – a specialist sugar used historically in the UK and Belgium in dark, strong ales providing unique caramel/treacle flavours.
We refermented this blended Oud Bruin on 150g/l Scottish strawberries, sourced from farms located within 60 miles of the brewery.
Artwork by Jimbob Isaac