Natural Selection Brewing is a programme involving five MSc students at the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling, Heriot-Watt University. the brainchild of Professor David quain and steve and jo Stewart, Natural Selection is a collaborative effort between the students and Stewart Brewing company, who kindly let us brew at their brewery and help instil some knowledge, giving us a leg up in the brewing industry.
The programme is designed as a hands-on dissertation project, with the team being tasked with developing, branding, marketing and selling a beer in Edinburgh and the UK. Described by an alumni as 'more phoenix than a cuckoo brewing project', the team and beer style changes each year. To date we have seen a red ale called 'Finch', a summer wheat beer named 'Anorak', and a New World Saison called 'Origin'.
Ben, Jonny, Amaey, Doug, and Craig represent year number four. with expectations set high by our predecessors, it’s our turn to show you what we can do. It’s been a long road. we have spent six months trialling and perfecting this beer; a composition of the best of British hops.
Natural Selection Brewing 2014 Proudly Presents 'Mutiny on the Beagle'.
Mutiny on the Beagle is British Style IPA brewed exclusively with British hop varieties.
Malt: Pale and Caramalt
Bittering hops: Pilgrim
Aroma Hops: First Gold, Admiral
Dry Hops: First Gold, Admiral, and developmental variety #1391 (olicana)
Colour: Burnt orange with a long lasting white head
Aroma: Marmalade, Spice, Toffee malts, and lime peel
Flavour: Initial flavours of bitter oranges and juicy strawberries gives way to familiar resin and pine notes and a unique lime cordial note that carries on until the next sip. The malt backbone is clean with some toffee flavours with the beer finishing dry with a smooth, crisp bitterness.
IBU (Theoretical): 37
Illustrator/Maker of things - Born in the cold of Norway, Moved across the water and raised in Scotland and for the time being residing in the warmer climates of the South West of England.
My Style / the way I enjoy working is in any method that keeps my hands busy, from detailed line work and sewing to block printing and knitting.
I love working on anything and everything surrounding the themes of the sea, and after spending time in both South Africa and Australia it has become a reoccurring subject in my work. The brief and background story for ‘Mutiny on the Beagle’ IPA interested me a great deal and allowed me to take a different approach on the theme of being caught out at sea. I really enjoyed working on the waves and symmetry of the label. My style is usually very detailed and to a larger scale, so it was a welcome challange to work my line drawings into a beer label.
See a full list of Bottle Shops and Bars which sell our beer.
WED 9: Official Beer Launch - Summerhall Courtyard, 6-11pm
THURS 10: Scottish Real Ale Festival (Trade Day), 12-4pm.
Oddbins Bruntsfield tasting, 6:30-8:30pm
FRI 11: Cornelius tasting, 5-7pm
Oddbins Elm Row tasting, 5-7pm
SAT 12: Vino Wines Comiston Rd tasting, 5-7pm,
Oddbins Queensferry St. tasting, 5-7pm
SUN 13: Vino Broughton St. tasting, 2:30-4:30pm
Vino Stockbridge tasting, 5-7pm
MON 14: Twitter Tasting, 7:30pm
WED 16: Newcastle Meet the Brewer, The Free Trade Inn, 5-9pm
THURS 17: GLASGOW Oddbins Mitchell Street, 5-6:15pm,
Oddbins Charing Cross, 5-6:15pm
Oddbins Shawlands, 6:45-8:00pm
Oddbins Hyndlands 6:45-8:00pm
Drygate Meet the Brewer, from 8pm
FRI 18: Limited Edition FitRoy's Reserve released - Tastings at:
Great Grog, Cork and Cask, and Appelation Wines, all 5-7pm
SAT 19: Luvians Bottle Shop tasting, St. Andrews, 4-5pm
Meet the Brewer, St. Andrews Brew Co. 7:30pm
WED 23: Pub Quiz at Mathers, Queensferry St. 8-11pm
WED 30: Edinburgh Meet the Brewer at the Hanging Bat, 7pm.
Tickets: available here
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We're as keen as you are to see our beer pouring on cask and keg! The beer has all been distributed, although it will vary from place to place when the keg or cask will be tapped - follow us on twitter to keep up to date, Otherwise, a full list of stockists below.
Sales: dulcie thomson - 07548073460
Stewart Brewing, 26a Dryden Road
Bilston Glen Ind Estate
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