These are the brews we’ve got on the go at the moment.

HOLY ROAR

Brewed with our friends from Holy Roar Records, this beast of a beer is full of dark malts and the American hops Columbus, Cascade and Simcoe. We fermented it on oak for added toastiness. It weighs in at a satisfying 6.66%, and we think it’s a great representation of both businesses – interesting, experimental and exciting!

This beer is being launched at two events, one in London at Ghost Whale and one in Bristol at the Crofters Rights, so please come along and try it for the first time with us then. Details on our events page and on fcbk.

Unfined with a natural haze; vegan friendly. Available in keg and bottle. Contains malted barley and wheat

ABV: 6.66%   O.G.: 1.063   F.G.: 1.014   IBU: 44

  • 61% HOPPINESS 61%
  • 80% MALTINESS 80%
  • 62% BITTERNESS 62%
  • 39% SWEETNESS 39%
  • 58% BODY 58%

REDSTART RYE

We’ve taken the full bodied sweetness of a red ale and given it a spicy rye edge. Add in the robust hit of American hops, and you have a beer to savour in all weathers.

Unfined with a natural haze; vegan friendly. Available in cask only (bottles to come). Contains malted barley, wheat and rye

ABV: 5.3%   O.G.: 1.048   F.G.: 1.009   IBU: 28

  • 72% HOPPINESS 72%
  • 59% MALTINESS 59%
  • 63% BITTERNESS 63%
  • 45% SWEETNESS 45%
  • 70% BODY 70%

KOKOMO WEEKEND

An antidote to the grey West Country winter! This is an IPA drenched in sunshine and saturated with tropical flavour. Pineapple, passionfruit and mango dominate but this is all from the hops. Grab a glass and come mambo by the pool!

Here’s the background to Kokomo Weekend, and here’s a video of the brewday.

Unfined with a natural haze; vegan friendly. Contains malted barley, oats, wheat

ABV: 7%   O.G.: 1.061   F.G.: 1.008   IBU: 44

  • 91% HOPPINESS 91%
  • 21% MALTINESS 21%
  • 30% BITTERNESS 30%
  • 43% SWEETNESS 43%
  • 36% BODY 36%

NATURAL SELECTION

An American style pale ale designed to be refreshing and easy drinking. We’ve built a light malt base to allow the Simcoe and Equinox hops to take centre stage, and the dry finish makes this a beer to go back to.

Unfined with a natural haze; vegan friendly. Available in cask and keg. Contains malted barley and wheat

ABV: 4%   O.G.: 1.038   F.G.: 1.007   IBU: 31

  • 73% HOPPINESS 73%
  • 28% MALTINESS 28%
  • 32% BITTERNESS 32%
  • 28% SWEETNESS 28%
  • 38% BODY 38%

BECOMING NORTH

Taking cues from the brewers of the Baltics, we selected a lager yeast to ferment this dark beer. Keeping the fermentation cold, at around 11 degrees C, makes this beer extra smooth and brings out the chocolatey malt flavours.

Check out the story behind Becoming North here.

Unfined with a natural haze; vegan friendly. Available in cask only (bottles to come). Contains malted barley and oats

ABV: 6%   O.G.: 1.061   F.G.: 1.016   IBU: 26

  • 19% HOPPINESS 19%
  • 80% MALTINESS 80%
  • 35% BITTERNESS 35%
  • 55% SWEETNESS 55%
  • 68% BODY 68%

WILD FOREST

There is a tradition in brewing of using spices to complement the flavours in the hops and yeast. We visited The Spicery just round the corner from our brewery to choose from their huge array, and decided to pair the citrusy brightness of Toasted Wild Forest Pepper with the rounded warmth of Long Pepper to create a wheat beer for the colder months.

Read about how Wild Forest came to be here.

Unfined with a natural haze; vegan friendly. Contains malted barley, oats and wheat

ABV: 4.2%   O.G.: 1.043   F.G.: 1.011   IBU: 19

  • 36% HOPPINESS 36%
  • 41% MALTINESS 41%
  • 29% BITTERNESS 29%
  • 55% SWEETNESS 55%
  • 59% BODY 59%

BUSINESS CASUAL

Building on the tradition of beers brewed for workers, this is a contemporary beer for workers in need of refreshment. We used the same saison yeast as in Field Work, but we kept the fermentation temperature a little lower to keep the flavour in check. The hops in this beer are Hallertau Blanc, one of the new continental varieties of hops. It adds quite sophisticated flavours reminiscent of white wine, gooseberries and elderflowers.

Unfined with a natural haze; vegan friendly. Contains malted barley and wheat

ABV: 4.1%   O.G.: 1.033   F.G.: 1.002   IBU: 27

  • 65% HOPPINESS 65%
  • 35% MALTINESS 35%
  • 45% BITTERNESS 45%
  • 25% SWEETNESS 25%
  • 30% BODY 30%

FIELD WORK

Refreshing and rustic beers were traditionally brewed by farmhouses to sustain seasonal workers out in the fields. The malts used in this are pretty simple, as they should be – Extra Pale Propino malt, Pilsner malt, Wheat and Rye. It’s hopped with classic continental hops – Tettnang and Hallertau. The yeast produces most of the flavour and aroma though, and eats through almost all the sugar to leave a dry and tart finish to the beer.

Unfined with a natural haze; vegan friendly. Only available in keg. Contains malted barley and wheat

ABV: 5.1%   O.G.: 1.043   F.G.: 1.005   IBU: 28

  • 32% HOPPINESS 32%
  • 35% MALTINESS 35%
  • 45% BITTERNESS 45%
  • 23% SWEETNESS 23%
  • 30% BODY 30%

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