Natural Selection Brewing is a collaboration between The International Centre for Brewing and Distilling at Heriot-Watt University and Stewart Brewing. It allows four students to design, market, sell and launch a beer as part of their masters project for their MSc in Brewing and Distilling.
This year we are making a beer called Anorak. It is a 4.8% summer wheat beer. We wanted to design a beer for summertime but also one that was a little unusual. Anorak falls between a few current beer styles. Anorak will not have a banana or clove aroma that might be associated with typical German or Belgian wheat beer. Instead it will have a refreshing, citrus, hoppy aroma derived from dry-hopping and the seven hop varieties we are using. It will have an aroma that might be typical of an IPA but without the bitterness, which combined with the wheat will make it very drinkable.
It was VERY difficult to choose a bar to host our launch. Edinburgh has a thriving beer scene, with great bars in every corner of the city. Every week there are great beer events. (Kudos to the Beer Cast team - we were struggling to keep track of what was happening before the Beer Weekly started!)
OK folks, get your diary out - we're pleased to announce that on Wednesday 11th of July we will launch Anorak in the Stockbridge Tap. Both cask and bottle versions will be available.
The Stockbridge Tap is the perfect location to launch Anorak. No stranger to hosting beer launches and tap takeovers, the Tap is a firm favourite with the Edinburgh beer posse. Who remembers the legendary Magic Rock tap takeover back in February? No? We're not sure we remember it fully either (damn that seductive bearded temptress). We are confident that our launch night at the Tap will achieve similarly legendary status!
Hope to see you all there!
VENUE - Stockbridge Tap map
DATE - Wednesday 11th July
TIME - 7pm