Our Beer

Our Beer

The first thing you need to know about our brewery, is that we make beers that our team actually want to drink. We’re inspired by things you might expect like different hop regions, yeast strains, and malt varieties…and then what you might not expect, like making a beer that tastes like marmalade on toast, or like a Mexican chocolate cake, or a craft version of a snakebite and black.

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Core Range

The heart of our brewery is our core range, showcasing all different styles in the way we think they taste best. Try these for a proper introduction to Tempest.
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    The Pale Armadillo

    Welcome to our session IPA for the everyday. A big infusion of North American hops brings zesty citrus and juicy tropical fruit. Crisp bitterness balances malty Golden Promise for a clean, hoppy finish. Low in alcohol and big in flavour, the Armadillo transcends the ages, giving a nod to the session ales of yesteryear but with the new world hop flavours of today. 


    Unpasteurised, unfined natural beer.


    West Coast hops meets Scottish barley in our session IPA.

    Type: Pale Ale

    Taste: Orange Citrus, Tropical Fruit

    Hops: North American , Armarillo, North America

    ABV: 3.8%

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    Brave New World IPA

    Our take on what a classic American IPA should be.


    Local Scottish barley provides the strong malt backbone that balances this bittersweet IPA loaded with North American hops. Pine resin, grapefruit, and tropical hop notes effortlessly complement the biscuity malt flavours with a strong bitter pine finish.

    Our ideal IPA with big pine, resin and citrus notes. A modern classic.

    Type: IPA

    Taste: Biscuit, Grapefruit, Tropical, Citrus-Pine

    Hops: Columbus, Centennial, Chinook, Citra

    ABV: 7%

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    Red Eye Flight

    A powerful awakening..This rich chocolate porter is as dark as night and infused with locally roasted Brazilian Fazenda Pantano Coffee beans. The beans are cold infused into the beer to retain their fresh aroma and flavour. Notes of rich chocolate, toffee with pineapple acidity add fantastic complexity to this seven malt Porter.


     


    Winner - Gold - Best Porter
    Scottish Beer Awards 2016

    Cold infused with locally roasted coffee beans for a rich porter with depth.

    Type: Porter

    Taste: Coffee, Chocolate, Toffee, Roasted Malts

    Hops: Columbus

    ABV: 7.4%

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    Long White Cloud

    The beer where it all began. Our flagship pale ale originally brewed in a garage in Christchurch, it's packed with the best in NZ South Island hops, and the finest Scottish malted barley.


    Light, tropical, refreshing.


    Now available in both 330ml and 660ml bottles!

    Our flagship pale ale with our favourite NZ hops.

    Type: Extra Pale Ale

    Taste: Light Malt, Citrus, Spice, Tropical Fruit

    Hops: South Island, NZ

    ABV: 5.6%

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    Unforgiven Red Rye

    A beer for cowboys. Characterised by a spicy Rye and smoke taste of the wild, wild west. A stand-off of subtle beech and spice with a lick of hops. Rides home to a red ale finish.

    A beer for cowboys made with rye for a spicy, smokey red ale.

    Type: Smoky Red

    Taste: Malty, Spicey, Smokey, Smooth

    Hops: "Western", Waimea

    ABV: 5.4%

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    Easy Livin Pils

    Kick-back and chill out with our effortlessly enjoyable modern Scottish Pilsner. Classically crisp and refreshing from a perfect combo of local malt, soft Scottish water, and European hops. A solid yet light malt backbone serves as the perfect foundation for hop notes of lemon and lime citrus, stone fruit, and honey, with a clean finish and smooth mouthfeel. 



    Effortlessly enjoyable modern Pilsner lager. Dry hopped and laid back.

    Type: Pils

    Taste: Crisp, Light, Fresh, Soft Spiced Fruits

    Hops: South Island, NZ, Czech

    ABV: 5%

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    Bomber IPA

    The brewer's friend, we've done our first "big boy" IPA. We love the bomber style bottles, and this balanced, flavoursome IPA is our perfect big beer for this iconic bottle.


    You can also get three bottles of Bomber as part of our Big Bottle Six Pack along with Harvest IPA.

    Big beer deserves a big bottle. Beautifully balanced and perfect for sharing.

    Type: IPA

    Taste: Soft fruit, light malt, citrus

    Hops: Mosaic, Motueka

    ABV: 6.8%

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    Modern Helles

    Modern Helles is a traditional Bavarian session beer that's refreshingly uncomplicated in style. We ferment it slow and cold with our house yeast strain, using Golden Promise barley and locally milled oats to produce a medium bodied, bready lager. 
    The generous addition of Mandarina Bavaria hops in kettle and during maturation compliments the classic yeast flavours with tangerine, citrus, and spice. 


    Enjoy fresh and cold with friends!



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    A refreshingly uncomplicated Bavarian style session beer. Classic yeast flavour with tangerine hop notes.

    Type: Lager

    Taste: Light malt, Tangerine, Spice

    Hops: North American

    ABV: 4.1%

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Seasonal Beer

Seasonality is hugely important to us, and our seasonal range reflects this. These beers are only brewed when the season is right for their ingredients or style to get the best flavour without compromising on quality.
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    In The Dark We Live BIPA

    A hybrid beer - IPA by attitude, porter by appearance. Very complex hop character compliments the rich and dark malts.


    Rated 99% on Ratebeer


    IPA by attitude, porter by appearance. Complex hops compliment rich malts.

    Type: Black IPA

    Taste: Toasted Malts, Soft Fruits, Bitter Chocolate, Citrus-Pine

    Hops: North American , Mosaic, Columbus, Simcoe

    ABV: 7.2%

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    Farmhouse Ale

    Local barley, zesty citrus and ground sweet spices compliment the mellow fruit and earthy yeast character of this refreshingly light Belgian style Harvest ale.
    Refreshingly tart Belgian style harvest ale made with our favourite yeast strain.

    Type: Saison

    Taste: Dry, Fruity, Yeast Character, Spicy

    Hops: British & New Zealand, Bramling Cross

    ABV: 5.1%

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    Marmalade On Rye

    Wake up and smell the beer! Like sticky marmalade on a slice of warm bread, our double IPA tastes like the perfect breakfast beer...(ignoring the 9% ABV!). Warm bready rye meets bittersweet, sticky orange and spicy ginger for a smooth beer with a lick of alcohol warmth in the finish to round it of. We pack it full of seasonal marmalade oranges and then "dry hop" is with even more zest to really make the most of that full, juicy orange flavour. 

    Bold and jammy, made with seasonal oranges and spicy rye.

    Type: Double IPA

    Taste: Toasted, Tangy, Marmalade

    Hops: Armarillo, North America, Waimea

    ABV: 9%

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    Elemental Dark Ale

    A robust railway porter that’s smoothly irresistible.
    Classic roast character balanced with spicey hops.
    Classic roast character balanced with spicey hops in this classic Robust Porter.

    Type: Porter

    Taste: Malty, Smooth, Bitter

    Hops: British & New Zealand, Bramling Cross

    ABV: 5.1%

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    Longer White Cloud

    2016 Edition


    A surprisingly light bodied and refreshing Imperial Pale Ale, soft fruits and honeyed melon mingle with a juicy, vinous character from the South Island hops to produce what feels like a cross between an IPA and a fine white wine.

    Our annual release beer showcasing the very best of New Zealand hops.

    Type: Imperial IPA

    Taste: Soft fruits, honeyed melon, light malt

    Hops: South Island, NZ, Motueka, Nelson Sauvin, Kohatu, Waimea

    ABV: 10.2%

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    Saison du Pommes

    Classic saison flavours blend with fermented Scottish apple juice to create a complex flavour profile somewhere between a dry cider and a Belgian saison with gentle spice, and rich fruit flavour.


    Gold Award winner in Mixed Style Beer at Barcelona Beer Challenge.


     

    Using the best of the Scottish apple harvest for a rich, fruity beer.

    Type: Saison

    Taste: Juicy, Warm Spice, Pineapple

    Hops: British & New Zealand

    ABV: 8.7%

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    A Face With No Name

    Is it an American Amber? Is it a Red IPA? Who really knows. An ambiguous blend of big toasty malts balanced out by carefully chosen spicey, resiny hops to give a beer packed with flavour. Biscuity, caramel notes with a touch of citrus and pine.

    Winner of the Gold Award in American Amber Ale at Barcelona Beer Challenge


    Our ambiguous American Amber, big on biscuity, caramel malt with pine-resin hop notes.

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    Taste: Toasty, Caramel, Resin

    Hops: Centennial

    ABV: 6%

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Limited Edition Beer

The brew team are wildly creative with the beers they want to make, our limited edition range allows them to unleash this and create a number of small batch brews only available for a short period of time. Unusual ingredients, uncommon styles, and complex brews are rife here!
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    Double Shuck

    The new batch of Double Shuck is here!


    Oysters and stout are a classic pairing, it was at one time considered a poor man's meal and has since became something truly special. The salty, briny taste of the oysters paired unusually well with a thick, creamy, roasty porter or stout (and they still do!). So we decided to pay homage to this traditional pairing, by brewing an imperial stout with freshly shucked Lindisfarne oysters - 200 to be exact - and smoked paprika.


    An often shocked question we've had about Double Shuck is "Does it taste like fish?" and the answer is, not at all. The oysters give a good minerality to the beer, adding a unique depth achieved only by their being added to the brew, as well as a bit of brine saltiness in the finish of the beer. The beer as a whole is smooth and rich, with deep roast and burnt chocolate flavour, only enhanced by that slight salty note in the finish.


    A unique, and delectable brew, the new batch of Double Shuck is truly something special. Enjoy with fresh oysters or seafood for the ultimate pairing.



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    Please Note: This beer is NOT vegan friendly.

    Our take on the classic pairing of oysters and stout made with 200 Lindisfarne oysters.

    Type: Imperial Stout

    Taste: Silky smooth, Balanced roast, Hint of Salt

    Hops: Waimea

    ABV: 11%

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    Longer White Cloud

    2016 Edition


    A surprisingly light bodied and refreshing Imperial Pale Ale, soft fruits and honeyed melon mingle with a juicy, vinous character from the South Island hops to produce what feels like a cross between an IPA and a fine white wine.

    Our annual release beer showcasing the very best of New Zealand hops.

    Type: Imperial IPA

    Taste: Soft fruits, honeyed melon, light malt

    Hops: South Island, NZ, Motueka, Nelson Sauvin, Kohatu, Waimea

    ABV: 10.2%

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    Old Parochial

    Nostalgia and Celebration in a bottle. Raise a glass to the art of barrel aging with this rich, complex imperial scotch ale aged in Craigellachie barrels. Smoke, stone fruit, and caramel blend together on the palate with a warming hum of whisky. 


    Artwork by Libby Walker.


     

    The special return of our Imperial Scotch Ale aged in ex-bourbon casks.

    Type: Scotch Ale

    Taste: Smoke, Stone Fruit, Caramel

    Hops: Waimea

    ABV: 10%

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    Mango Berlinner

    Sunshine in a glass, no matter the weather. Mango Berlinner is our first new beer of 2016, a dry hopped Berlinner style beer packed to the brim with fresh mango. Big mango and tropical fruit flavour with gentle acidity and zesty mouthfeel.


     


     



    Finalist - Best Sour Beer

    Sunshine in a glass; zesty with gentle acidity and fresh mango.

    Type: Sour Beer

    Taste: Zesty, Tart, Gentle Acidity

    Hops: North American

    ABV: 4.0%

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    Mexicake

    Time for a proper fiesta!


    Grab a bottle, laze out in the sun, and enjoy our Mexican inspired imperial stout. Carefully balanced cinnamon, vanilla, cocoa, and chillies make this a smooth, velvety, and completely delectable brew perfect to pair with puddings and ice cream.


     

    Dessert inspired Imperial Stout infused with cocoa, vanilla, and chillies.

    Type: Imperial Stout

    Taste: Spice, Chocolate, Low Heat

    Hops: North American , Columbus

    ABV: 11.0%

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    Totally Radler

    Grab a beer and get on your bike! Totally Radler, our 2% pink grapefruit and blood orange pilsner style radler, was brewed to be perfect for a long ride on a hot day. The style was originally brewed so that cyclists could ride all day long and still enjoy a nice cold beer, so we put our typical twist on the style by adding zingy pink grapefruit and sweet blood orange.



    A low ABV fruity beer perfect for riding all day long.

    Type: Radler

    Taste: Fresh, Light, Fruity

    Hops: North American

    ABV: 2.0%

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    Drop Kick Me Jesus

    A tart, peachy sour pale ale dry hopped to hell and back with Amarillo. A great beer for sitting back in the sun, it's refreshing, with a tart finish and mandarin, citrus notes.



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    A sour pale ale dry hopped to hell and back with Amarillo.

    Type: Sour Pale Ale

    Taste: Peach, Citrus, Mandarin, Tart Finish

    Hops: North American

    ABV: 5.2%

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    Dios Mio! - Jalapeno IPA

    Ay ay ay!
    Cold and refreshing yet hot and spicy all at once, Dios Mio is made with Jalapeno peppers, lime juice, and dry hopped with Motueka for a really unique flavour bomb. 

    Jalapeno peppers, lime juice, and dry hopped for a unique flavour bomb.

    Type: IPA

    Taste: Citrus, Balanced Bitterness, Building Heat

    Hops: South Island, NZ

    ABV: 6.0%

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    The Old Fashioned

    An American original reimagined.


    Sit yourself down at the bar, and sip on our rye imperial pale ale aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. For our latest barrel aged concoction, we decided to pay homage to one of the original, classy cocktails that would truly test our ability to balance flavours. What's more, it's in 660ml bottles, hand labelled, and wax dipped for a beer sure to impress.

    The Old Fashioned takes our well-loved orange and ginger double IPA, and infuses it with the smooth, warming, vanilla character of Heaven Hill’s famous Kentucky straight bourbon. That whiskey warmth and flavour brings out the sweeter notes in the orange and ginger, but the hops give that distinct bitterness you’d expect in the cocktail itself. It has also been conditioned in bottle, allowing it to develop a rich, smooth texture that goes down a treat.


    Brewers Note: the Old Fashioned's base is a pale ale with lots of hops and citrus fruits. It will not benefit from extended aging; we have matured it in barrels for you already. Drink now for maximum freshness and enjoyment.

    An American original re-imagined. Bourbon barrel aged Rye Imperial Pale Ale infused with orange, ginger, and hop bitters.

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    Taste: Vanilla, Spice, Citrus

    Hops: North American

    ABV: 9.5%

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    Nelson Sauvvy

    Watch out for this one, it's got some attitude...


    Our new addition to the mob is Nelson Sauvvy; a 5.4% India Pale Lager. Fermented low and slow to be clean and crisp, then dry-hopped with a big hit of Nelson Sauvin hops, the result is a highly drinkable beer with a punch of gooseberry, citrus, and tropical fruit.


    So go on and get that down your gullet.

    Watch out for this one, it's got some attitude...a crisp and clean IPL dry-hopped with a hit of Nelson Sauvin hops.

    Type: IPL

    Taste: Crisp, Gooseberry, Tropical

    Hops: Nelson Sauvin

    ABV: 5.4%

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    The Alligator Man

    SHOCK! HORROR!


    An experiment with a new yeast strain turns monstrous!


    The Alligator Man is the first beer to emerge from our experiments cultivating a Vermont yeast strain; a 9.2% Double IPA packed with Citra, Mosaic, and Rakau. Big and juicy, this is the kind of IPA this strain was made for. 



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    SHOCK! HORROR! Our first experiment with Vermont yeast, our Double IPA is monstrously juicy with tropical flavour.

    Type: Double IPA

    Taste: Apricot, Resin, Citrus

    Hops: Mosaic, Citra

    ABV: 9.2%

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    Bourbon Barrel Mexicake

    It's been talked about in hushed tones and whispers for a while now, but it's finally here.


    For the last 7 months, we've been barrel aging and bottle conditioning our incredibly well-loved Mexicake imperial stout. It's something a lot of people asked about, and something that to us made a lot of sense. However, we've aged in not one but two different barrel types; Bourbon, and Brandy.


    Bourbon Barrel bring exactly what you'd expect; a little bit of whiskey on the nose and warmth on the finish, and enhances some of the best flavours in Mexicake. On the nose, you get an intense vanilla aroma, the slight spiciness of bourbon highlights the Ceylon cinnamon, and a touch of toasted oak. On the palate, you get much of the same with a super smooth mouthfeel, and a bit of boozy warmth. Pay close attention, and you'll also get a bit of char and smokiness from the barrel aided by the infusion of Mulato chillies famous for their leathery, tobacco smokiness.  


    A beautifully decadent beer, it's in very short supply and will not last long. 

    A beer worth waiting for. Aged in Bourbon barrels, this version of Mexicake is rich and smooth with toasted oak and vanilla flavour.

    Type: Imperial Stout

    Taste: Smooth, Vanilla, Toasted Oak

    Hops: Columbus

    ABV: 11.6%

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    Brandy Barrel Mexicake

    It's been talked about in hushed tones and whispers for a while now, but it's finally here.


    For the last 7 months, we've been barrel aging and bottle conditioning our incredibly well-loved Mexicake imperial stout. It's something a lot of people asked about, and something that to us made a lot of sense. However, we've aged in not one but two different barrel types; Bourbon, and Brandy.


    Brandy Barrel brings a different profile to Mexicake, showing the difference barrel type can make. On the nose, the oak character is a lot softer, with the brandy bringing out more fruitcake like flavours and a sweeter cinnamon aroma. The dried fruit sweetness of that fruitcake aroma is present on the palate too, highlighting spice notes like cinnamon, nutmeg, and a touch of vanilla. The brandy barrel flavour mingles well with the chocolate and spices added to Mexicake, and the bottle conditioning has given it a big velvety body. 


    A beautiful beer in its own right, it's incredibly limited so don't wait if you want to try it...

    A beer worth waiting for. Aged in Brandy barrels, this version of Mexicake is velvety with soft oak, fruitcake, and nutmeg spice flavour.

    Type: Imperial Stout

    Taste: Fruitcake, Cinnamon, Nutmeg Spice

    Hops: Columbus

    ABV: 11.6%

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    In The Dark We Live - Dark Fruits Edit

    A classic gets a new edit.


    We've taken one of our favourite regular beers, In The Dark We Live, and given it a bit of a remix. A darker take on our Black IPA, we've added in blackcurrants, blackberries, and black raspberries to take In The Dark's classic berry notes and turn them up to 11.


    On the nose, you get intense hops and plenty blackcurrant. But on the palate, the rich dark malts start to come through, with just a hint of acidity from the fruit and lots of resionous, juicy hop flavour. The fresh fruit flavours come through again in the finish, that play just right against an assertive bitterness.



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    A new remix on an old favourite. This take on our Black IPA is infused with blackcurrants, blackberries, and black raspberries.

    Type: Black IPA

    Taste: Dark malt, Resin, Fresh berry

    Hops: Mosaic, Columbus, Simcoe

    ABV: 9.0%

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    Spring: Rhubarb & Citrus Sour

    At long last, the inaugural beer of our Seasons collaboration project is finally bottled, labelled, and ready to go. We might be just hitting the tail end of Spring with our Spring release, but what better way to say bye to Spring and hello to a hopefully bright, warm summer?


    A tart and refreshing beer brewed using local pale malt and wheat, then naturally acidified and infused with spring rhubarb and citrus peel. 


    Brewed here in Tweedbank, alongside our friends from Cromarty, Pilot, and Fallen, to showcase the Scottish brewing industry in a unique way. To read more about our project, head over to our blog.


    Artwork by Catriona Logan.



    Finalist - Best Sour Beer

    The inaugural beer of our Seasons collaboration project brewed here alongside Fallen, Pilot, and Cromarty.

    Type: Sour Beer

    Taste: Fresh citrus, tangy, funky

    Hops:

    ABV: 4.5%

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    Little White Cloud - Gooseberry Edition

    Fresh for the summer, now all we need is the sun!


    Meet the newest member of the White Cloud family. At just 3.6%, this version of Long White Cloud is perfectly sessionable for long lazy days in the rare Scottish sun. We’ve retained the best flavours of New Zealand hops just like its bigger sibling, and amplified those fruity gooseberry notes with some fresh Scottish gooseberries. Tart, fruity, and fresh on the palate, with a clean, refreshing finish.

    A perfectly sessionable summer beer; a lighter version of Long White Cloud with fresh Scottish gooseberries.

    Type: Pale Ale

    Taste: Fresh, Tart, Fruity

    Hops: Nelson Sauvin, Kohatu

    ABV: 3.6%

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