Tuesday, 2 October 2012

All your ANORAK are belong to us!

A bottle of Anorak with Edinburgh Castle and skyline behind.
The sun has set on Natural Selection Brewing 2012.  Looking back it was an incredibly busy 4 months, developing our beer from initial ideas to finished product.  Ultimately the project was fantastically rewarding, the team learned a huge amount about developing and bringing a product to market.  We have no doubt that the experiences gained from this project will be invaluable in our future careers in the brewing industry.

The 2012 team would like to thank our mentors: Steve & Jo Stewart and the whole team at Stewart Brewing, for giving us the opportunity and support to brew our beer in your brewery, and to the project supervisor David Quain, Professor of Brewing at the ICBD, for providing excellent support and guidance.  Natural Selection Brewing would not happen without them.

We'd also like to give a special thanks to the staff and managers of our two launch pubs: The Stockbridge Tap and The Rake.  The are both great venues to work with and very nice people.

A final thank you to the many other people who supported Anorak: the beer-geeks, raters, bloggers, pubs, bars and off-licences.  You all helped make the project a success.

At this point we pass the baton of Natural Selection Brewing onto the 2013 MSc Brewing & Distilling class, who are at the very beginning of their time at the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.  We wish them all the very best and we look forward to tasting the product of Natural Selection Brewing 2013!  #RIPanorak


Denis Johnstone
Shane O'Beirne
John Woodford
Kristen Ewer

In addition to our Edinburgh launch we also launched Anorak in London.
PS If you haven't tried ANORAK yet don't worry, there is a very small amount available in off-licences in Edinburgh and around Scotland, but it wont be around for long.

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