We keep our ingredients simple; quality British malted grains, hops for flavour and bitterness, fresh wet yeast (not dried, taste the difference) and local Speyside water.

All our beers are natural and unfined meaning they are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Unlike many other commercial breweries, our precise brewing process ensures that we can produce flavoursome clear beer, without the need to use Isinglass, a clearing additive derived from the swim bladders of fish.

We bottle at the brewery to reduce the miles our beer travels before bottling and to allow us to bottle condition all of our beers. Bottle conditioned beer is bottled with a small amount of yeast which allows the beer to ferment further in the bottle.  This creates a natural soft carbonation with smaller bubbles, more like that in a cask ale, unlike forced carbonation which produces more “fizz”. Our bottling process only requires a light filtration and a minimum of mechanical intervention helping to retain all the vivid and defined hop flavours, which can be stripped out by the sterile filtration of commercial bottlers.

The result is bottled beer that is as close as we can get to the cask ale in your local with all the flavours that our brewers work hard to get into the beer. We want our bottled beer to taste like the real ale product we brew.

The added yeast should settle to the bottom of the bottle if stored correctly.  If disturbed it can make the beer appear cloudy.  Here are some top tips to ensure you get the perfect pint from your bottle:

  • Store bottles upright in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight
  • Do not keep bottles in the fridge
  • If you like your beer slightly chilled, refrigerate for 15-30 mins and serve in a chilled glass
  • Pour beer gently from the bottle being careful not to disturb the yeast if you prefer a clear pint

If you do get some of the yeast in you beer don’t worry. Yeast is very good for you being full of Vitamin B and will only enhance the flavours of your craft ale.  We love our yeast; we couldn’t brew great beer without it.  Please enjoy your bottle conditioned beer responsibly!

CORE RANGE

Windswept APA bottle with glass

Blonde

HOPPY PALE ALE
ALC 4.0% VOL

A light, refreshing session ale with citrus notes and a crisp bitter finish.
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APA

AMERICAN HOPPED IPA
ABV 5.0%

An award-winning IPA with smooth malts and a tangy grapefruit finish.
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Wolf

DARK STRONG SCOTTISH ALE
ABV 6.0%

A dark and powerful brew named after the Wolf of Badenoch, infamous for burning down Elgin cathedral.
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Tornado

SINGLE HOP CITRA IPA
ABV 6.7%

Open a bottle of Tornado and get blown away by the natural power of the Citra hop. The tropical fruit and resinous pine of the citra is complimented by a robust malt character creating a beer that will keep you coming back for more.
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Typhoon

SINGLE HOP AMARILLO IPA
ABV 6.2%

Discover the way to Amarillo, the modern classic American IPA hop. Refreshing citrus with a powerful hint of mandarin, this is a light and moreish IPA.
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Weizen

CLOUDY WHEAT BEER
ABV 5.2%

A cloudy effervescent hefeweizen bursting with bananas and caramel.
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Wolf of Glen Moray

WHISKY AGED DARK ALE
ABV 9.2%

LIMITED RELEASE
Matured in a Glen Moray whisky cask, the Wolf takes on subtle whisky aromas and smooth dark malt flavours of chocolate, coffee and burnt toffee giving way to mellow vanilla notes and gentle whisky warmth.
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SEASONAL BEERS

Aurora

NORTHERN LIGHT ALE
ABV 3.8%

A refreshing session ale that’s light on strength but big on flavour, packed with the fruity characteristics of New Zealand Motueka hops.
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Marooned

BLACKCURRANT WHEAT BEER
ABV 5.2%

A fresh and fruity blackcurrant flavoured wheat beer for the summer.
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Werewolf

CHILLI INFUSED DARK ALE
ABV 6.0%

Wolf with added bite! Chilli infused dark strong ale. The perfect warming brew for the winter months.
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Bear

BARREL AGED RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT
ABV 10.5%

Velvety smooth Russian Imperial Stout, exuding vanilla, espresso coffee and bitter dark chocolate flavours.
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