Beer

Who are you kidding, its what you’re here for… Have a look below at some of the beers we’ve made so far this year!

Primordial Soup

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Drawing inspiration from the medley of organic compounds from which life is thought to have originated, Primordial soup represents the foundation upon which consecutive recipes will be built upon.

The first of a series of Berliner-Weisse beers we will experimenting with over the next few months, Primordial Soup was a traditional Berliner style beer. At 3.5% abv. this beer was easy drinking and refreshing. It was particularly well received in the sweaty latter hours of the Heriot-Watt Beer Festival where it was poured exclusively for two nights only. Keep an eye out in months to come for limited bottles still in circulation…

 

Man O’ War

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Like the evolution of the earliest jellyfishes and polyps, our second beer is a humble yet profound step in terms of development and complexity.

Man O’ War is the combined effort of NSB and our good friends Tom and Antoine from Great Grog Bottle Shop. After much consultation and deliberation on fruit additions we joined forces to create a blackcurrant Berliner-weisse. The beer pours a delightful purple hue and its subtle blackcurrant addition gives balance to a slightly sourer profile than that of primordial soup.

Initially pouring at the Great Grog Bottle Fair, this beer can now be purchased at Great Grog Bottle Shop, 2 Dalkeith Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5BP

Get down there while stocks last!

 


Megalodon

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This hazy sour mash Berliner Weisse is the result of a feeding frenzy of a host of barley-native microflora, giving this beer a complex biting sourness. Black currant has been added during fermentation with a saison yeast strain to create a monster flavour! Despite its ferocity, be assured that this powerful predator has a gentle side, weighing in at 2.5% ABV.

Megalodon was a particularly experimental brew: using sour mashing we were able to achieve a more complex sourness than our other trials. This one off brew will be exclusively available at Stewart Brewing’s Mayfest (10th-11th May).

 


Robertus Loves Patricia

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Like two poisonous frogs in love, the mellow apricot and punchy tartness of this Berliner Weisse are a match made in heaven! The soft malty base is married with a fruity wheat beer yeast to create this juicy love affair. Gives a whole new meaning to a toxic relationship!

This beer is also exclusively available at Stewart Brewing’s Mayfest (10th-11th May). Hop on down there and fill your boots before it sells out!

The Altruist

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NSB 9 proudly presents: ‘The Altruist’…

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Today, Charles Darwin’s words take on a new meaning. The threat that human activity imposes on the planet begs the question: how can we change and adapt to create a future where both nature and humans can thrive? We believe that sustainable production and consumption, even in the beer industry, are vital to ensure the health of our planet.

This beer has been brewed for The Altruist in you. We’ve minimised our environmental impact by sourcing local ingredients, using 100% recyclable or compostable packaging (including our cornstarch label) and offsetting our carbon emissions by planting native Scottish trees

‘The Altruist’ is a sour wheat beer which pours a hazy magenta hue and has a
delightful forest fruit aroma. Balanced by a puckering sourness and the
tartness of the berries, a subtle malt base and light wheat body combine to
form a refreshing, flavorful beer – perfect for the Scottish summer.

Come along to our launch and keep an eye on our stockists page to see where ‘The Altruist’ will be available from 27th June onwards!