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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    Long White Cloud

    Gluten Free

    The beer where it all began; born in New Zealand, brewed in Scotland.


    South Island hop terroir meets the finest Scottish malted barley in our 5.4% flagship Extra Pale Ale. We use a blend of our most favourite Kiwi hop varieties including fresh gooseberry like Nelson Sauvin, tropical Motueka, citrusy Waimea, and peachy Rakau. Set against the very best Golden Promise barley, the resulting beer is quintessential Tempest.


    Expect lots of tropical and stone fruit aroma upfront, chased by light malt, pineapple, and citrus flavour on the palate, and a refreshing tropical finish. 


    Our flagship pale ale with our favourite NZ hops.

    Type: IPA, Pale Ale

    Taste: Light Malt, Citrus, Spice, Tropical Fruit

    Hops: South Island, NZ

    ABV: 5.4%

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    Long White Cloud - 440ml Can

    Gluten Free

    The beer where it all began; born in New Zealand, brewed in Scotland.


    South Island hop terroir meets the finest Scottish malted barley in our 5.4% flagship Extra Pale Ale. We use a blend of our most favourite Kiwi hop varieties including fresh gooseberry like Nelson Sauvin, tropical Motueka, citrusy Waimea, and peachy Rakau. Set against the very best Golden Promise barley, the resulting beer is quintessential Tempest.


    Expect lots of tropical and stone fruit aroma upfront, chased by light malt, pineapple, and citrus flavour on the palate, and a refreshing tropical finish. 


    Please note our cans have a 6 month shelf life for freshness - drink as fresh as possible. Cans packaged 6 months before the Best Before Date on can.

    Type: IPA

    Taste: Light Malt, Citrus, Spice, Tropical Fruit

    Hops: South Island, NZ

    ABV: 5.4%

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    Drop Kick 0.5%

    A prototype, unpasteurised kettle sour based on our Drop Kick Me Jesus recipe reimagined and rebrewed to be 0.5% ABV.


    Expect up-front racing acidity with lingering hoppy flavours of tropical fruit and citrus.


    A craft brewed Low ABV beer that we all like to drink... Plus no more hangovers. Period.



    To maintain the freshest and best taste, store as cool as possible.


    Type: Low ABV Sour Pale Ale

    Taste: Tart Acidity and Rounded Malt

    Hops: Mosaic, Citra

    ABV: 0.5%

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    Elemental Dark Ale

    The workers friend; a true take on a style that’ll fortify you and warm the cockles of your heart ready to take on the world.


    Our London style robust porter is a careful balancing act of seven malts to create a beer packed with complex depth of flavour. Roasted malt flavour mingles with dark cocoa nib and a smooth, velvety mouthfeel, finished with a hint of bitter chocolate and a lick of spicy hops. 


    Pairs well with Cleaver & Keg Elemental Biltong, or Soffle's Chilli & Garlic Pitta Chips.

    Classic roast character balanced with spicey hops in this classic Robust Porter.

    Type: Stout

    Taste: Malty, Smooth, Bitter

    Hops: Bramling Cross

    ABV: 5.1%

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    Modern Helles Mini Keg

    Gluten Free

    Don't fancy a big IPA or pale ale? Want something light, easy going, and low ABV?


    Well you're in luck, our traditional Bavarain session beer is refreshingly uncomplicated in style; medium bodied and bready with tangerine zest hop notes.


    Small batch craft lager ready to pour from a 5L mini keg in your own home. 


    Got one and not sure how to use it? Click here for a video!


    Type: Lager

    Taste: Crisp Malt, Bready, Citrus

    Hops: Czech

    ABV: 4.1%

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    Brave New World IPA

    Welcome to a Brave New World.


    If we could make just one IPA forever, this would be it. It was the first IPA we ever made, back in our days on a small cobbled together kit in an old dairy shed, and it’s been with us ever since. A lesson in classic American style India Pale Ale, we use all the big “C” hops North America is famous for alongside a strong, Scottish malt backbone, and fermented with our house yeast.


    This is everything we love in a good IPA; lots of pithy grapefruit and pine on the nose, followed by big bittersweetness balanced out with tropical fruit flavour and that classic pine-resin note, finished off with a long hit of pine bitterness.


    Pairs well with Cleaver & Keg Chorizo, or Soffle's Chilli & Garlic Pitta Chips


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    Winner - Gold - Best IPA - Scottish Beer Awards 2016
    Winner - Silver - Best IPA - Scottish Beer Awards 2017

    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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    Vermont Sessions

    The newest addition to our core range is here!


    Vermont Sessions has all the flavour of a big, juicy IPA but at a super sessionable ABV. We've taken our new favourite yeast strain - Vermont - and added some of our favourite hops - Simcoe and Mosaic. The result is a balanced and full bodied beer, with the yeast providing a juicy stone fruit ester profile to complement the dry hop flavours of tropical fruit, berry, and pine. Soft, delicious, and sessionable. 

    A balanced and full bodied Session IPA with a juicy fruit yeast character, and tropical dry hop flavour.

    Type: IPA

    Taste: Berries, Tropical, Citrus

    Hops: Mosaic, Simcoe

    ABV: 4.6%

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    Vermont Sessions Mini Keg

    This mini keg has been filled to the brim with our juicy hazy Vermont Sessions IPA. Made with a Vermont yeast blend and some of our favourite hops - Simcoe and Mosaic. The result is a balanced and full bodied beer, with the yeast providing a juicy stone fruit ester profile to complement the dry hop flavours of tropical fruit, berry, and pine. Soft, delicious, and sessionable.


    Fresh, bright beer, carbonated and ready to pour just like our bottles.


     


     

    Type: NEPA, IPA, Pale Ale

    Taste: Tropical, Citrus, Light Malt

    Hops: North American

    ABV: 4.6%

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    The Pale Armadillo

    A hop heavy session beer for the everyday.


    All the flavour of an IPA, but without the high ABV. The Pale Armadillo is a full flavoured beer with orange citrus and tropical hop notes, packed into an easy drinking ABV with mellow malt and long dry hop finish. Transport yourself to the sunny West Coast of the USA, as you sip on a perfectly balanced combination of citrusy Amarillo, earthy Mosaic, and tropical Citra hops.


    Sit back, relax, and enjoy. 


    West Coast hops meets Scottish barley in our session IPA.

    Type: IPA, Pale Ale

    Taste: Orange Citrus, Tropical Fruit

    Hops: North American , Amarillo

    ABV: 3.8%

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    Modern Helles

    Welcome to Helles…


    It takes real skill to make a great lager, and we’ve spent a lot of time perfecting our ideal, easy-drinking, flavoursome craft lager. Using as always the very finest Scottish malted barley from our friends at Simpsons Malt and citrusy Mandarina Bavaria hops, our take on a traditional Bavarian style session beer packs a punch.

    Refreshingly uncomplicated in style, we ferment it slow and cold to produce a medium bodied, bready lager perfect for any time. 



    Winner - Best Lager

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

    Type: Lager

    Taste: Bready, Citrus, Crisp Malt

    Hops: Mandarina Bavaria

    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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    Mexicake

    Core Range – Amplified


    Brewing an amazing imperial stout is a total piece of cake…


    When it came time to brew something big and dark, we had just one thing on our minds: cake. We wanted to brew a beer that tasted like a delicious, delectable chocolate cake…and then we decided, how about a Mexican chocolate cake?
    Imagine taking a rich, boozy imperial stout, and then infusing it with fresh vanilla beans, high-quality cocoa, Ceylon cinnamon, Chipotle chillies, and Mulato chillies. Blend that all together, and what you get is a complex and delicious beer with a rich, full mouthfeel, a touch of sweetness from the vanilla, ground spice aroma from the cinnamon, a touch of fruitiness from the Mulato, and a little heat and smoke in the finish from the Chipotle.


    If your mouth isn’t watering right now, then trust us, you need to try this beer.




     

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

    Type: Stout

    Taste: Spice, Chocolate, Low Heat

    Hops: North American , Columbus

    ABV: 11.0%

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    Drop Kick 0.5%

    A prototype, unpasteurised kettle sour based on our Drop Kick Me Jesus recipe reimagined and rebrewed to be 0.5% ABV.


    Expect up-front racing acidity with lingering hoppy flavours of tropical fruit and citrus.


    A craft brewed Low ABV beer that we all like to drink... Plus no more hangovers. Period.



    To maintain the freshest and best taste, store as cool as possible.


    Type: Low ABV Sour Pale Ale

    Taste: Tart Acidity and Rounded Malt

    Hops: Mosaic, Citra

    ABV: 0.5%

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    Soma IPA

    This is a utopian beer for a dystopian future.


    Dangerously drinkable, we’ve melded together our favourite North American hop varieties: Mosaic, Ekuanot and Columbus.


    Refreshingly light and tropical, with a smack of citrus and a resinous finish; this is an IPA to take you far away.

    Type: IPA

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    Hops: Mosaic, Columbus

    ABV: %

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    Marmalade On Rye DIPA

    Core Range – Amplified


    Ready for breakfast?
    You could make yourself a slice of rye bread toast and fresh marmalade, or you could save yourself the hassle and just open a bottle of our zesty bittersweet Marmalade on Rye.
    We’ve packed the malt bill of our Double IPA with rye and classic Golden Promise as the spicy, bready base for a smothering of fresh, seasonal marmalade oranges and root ginger. We not only add juice and zest during the boil, but also finish the beer off with an extra helping of orange zest to really amp up the flavour.
    What you’ll get is a powerful whiff of fresh orange before you tuck into a rich, sticky mouthfeel, with all those lovely bready rye notes, bittersweet and sticky orange, and zingy, sharp ginger. 



    Winner - Silver - Best Amplified Beer - Scottish Beer Awards 2017

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

    Type: IPA, Imperial IPA

    Taste: Toasted, Tangy, Marmalade

    Hops: Chinook, Citra

    ABV: 9%

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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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    Bourbon Barrel Mexicake

    Whispers and rumours have been abound over the latest iteration of our beloved Mexicake...


    This time, we've stuck to classic Bourbon barrels...and also an additional yet-to-be-announced second, complementary barrel type.


    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 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: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

    Taste: Smooth, Vanilla, Toasted Oak

    Hops: Columbus

    ABV: 11.3%

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    All The Leaves Are Brown

    As we head into the heart of Winter, the leaves keep falling and the weather gets colder, and we've created the perfect beer to counter the chill.


    Originally brewed for the Borefts Beer Festival, All The Leaves Are Brown is a seasonal Brown Ale brewed to imperial strength and laced with maple syrup. Pour it into a glass and you'll be treated to a wonderful aroma of caramel and treacle, and on first sip you'll get both mixed with a rich, malty sweetness, maple syrup and full, sticky mouthfeel. 


    Be quick if you want to get your hands on it! 



    Maximum two per customer
    Brewed for Borefts Beer Festival, this Imperial Brown Ale is laced with Maple Syrup for a rich, sticky, sweet beer perfect for Autumn.

    Type: Imperial Brown Ale

    Taste: Sweet, Sticky, Maple

    Hops: Noble

    ABV: 10.5%

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    Trimontium: Saturation IPA

    The Romans bring a message: they’re here and they’re taking Caledonia. They have settled in Trium Montium and their goblets are aloft in anticipation of the local brew.


    They demand a beautifully balanced, hop-heavy yet juicy IPA, strong enough for an uprising. Tempest poured this beer, it swayed across the palate with enduring hops and mind bending tropical fruit flavours. All hail.


    10p from each can sold will go to the Trimontium Museum Trust

    Type: IPA

    Taste: Passionfruit, Guava, Hop resin

    Hops: El Dorado, Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra

    ABV: 6.5%

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    Barrel-Aged All The Leaves Are Brown

    The leaves have just started to turn, the chill of autumn is lingering, and we’ve been sitting on some rather special casks for the last few months...


    After releasing our incredibly popular imperial brown ale in 2017, the next logical step was to age it. We’ve aged the beer in Heaven Hill Bourbon casks for 6 months then refermented it with Grade A maple syrup. Rich maple and vanilla aroma from the Bourbon wood will tempt your tastebuds before you even take a sip. When you do, you'll be treated to a rich, sticky mouthfeel with a rounded Bourbon flavour, and a sweet, dessert like finish that will leave you looking forward to your next taste.


    Listed in RateBeers 'Best New Beers' for 2018.

    We've aged our popular Imperial Brown Ale in Heaven Hill Bourbon casks for 6 months then refermented it with Grade A maple syrup.

    Type: Barrel-Aged Imperial Brown Ale

    Taste: Maple, Vanilla, Bourbon

    Hops: North American

    ABV: 11.2%

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    A Face With No Name

    An intriguing and unusual beer of mysterious style...


    An intriguing and unusual beer of mysterious style... Originally conceived in the early days of the brewery, it straddles the line between American Amber and Red IPA.


    A blend of sweet and toasty malts like Amber and Munich, fused with a soft fruit and pine-resin laden hop profile. 

    Type: Amber Ale

    Taste: Rich, toasty malt character with citrus, berry and spice

    Hops: Mosaic, Columbus, Simcoe

    ABV: 6.0%

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    In The Dark We Die

    A double dry hopped Imperial version of our BIPA.
    Expect aromas of berry, pine and chocolate with a porter-like mouthfeel and intense hop character.
    Over time our resin-pine, berry and citrus flavours will fade away and die, so please don’t age. Store chilled and drink as fresh as possible.

    Type: Black IPA

    Taste: Intense Hop Character, Chocolate. Assertive Bitterness

    Hops: Mosaic, Columbus, Simcoe

    ABV: 10.0%

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    Mostly Simcoe IPA

    The fourth episode in this unmissable IPA season is built around the complex character of Simcoe.


    Simcoe’s trademark tropical and resinous traits are on show, underpinned by the soft malty backbone that has characterised the entire series.


    Epic. 


    Type: IPA

    Taste: Citrus, berry, resin, smooth malty backbone

    Hops: North American , Simcoe

    ABV: 6.5%

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    Double Denim Virgin Oak Aged Smoked Barley Wine

    We've taken a gargantuan amount of Bavarian Beech Smoked Barley, renowned for its rich smoky-bacon flavour, and filled our mash tun to its maximum not once but twice to create an intense high strength barley wine.


    The beer was given a lengthy boil to add a depth of caramel sweetness, and once fermented, was aged in brand new American VO barrels adding a further layer of fresh oak smokiness.


    DOUBLE MASHED. DOUBLE SMOKED. DOUBLE DENIM.


    Type: Smoked Beer

    Taste: Intense caramel malt sweetness with massive smoke flavour

    Hops: Columbus

    ABV: 12.5%

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    Void Vision Mango, Chilli Gose

    Mangoes into a can… with chilli, guava and papaya and comes out with this phenomenal Gose (pronounced “GOHZ-uh”).


    Brewed in collaboration with Manchester’s Pomona Island, this is a much needed hit of sunshine during these dark days.


    Mind bendingly good


    Type: Gose

    Taste: Tropical flavour with fruity chilli spice

    Hops: Huell Melon

    ABV: 7.2%

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    Eldorillo IPA

    Brangelina, Brexit, the Cronut… not all portmanteaus are greater than the sum of their parts.


    No. 5 in our IPA series is an exception; bringing together El Dorado and Amarillo hops for a juicy, intense IPA.


    Eldorillo is both bold and audacious. Bodacious.

    Type: IPA

    Taste: Intense tropical and citrus flavour

    Hops: El Dorado, Amarillo

    ABV: 7.0%

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    Red Eye Bourbon Barrel

    The ultimate red eye flight.


    We've taken our long time favourite mocha porter, amped it up to 12% and aged it for 9 months in fresh bourbon barrels, maturing on organic cacao nibs and locally roasted Sumatran coffee beans.


    We then conditioned the beer in tank with a second dose of coffee prior to packaging to give maximum fresh coffee aroma.


    Type: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

    Taste: Rich malt sweetness balanced with big aromatic coffee flavours.

    Hops: Columbus

    ABV: 12%

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    The Old Fashioned

    An American original reimagined.


    Sit yourself down at the bar, and sip on our Bourbon Barrel Aged Rye DIPA aged in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. 



    The Old Fashioned is our spin on the cocktail classic. We’ve taken our orange and ginger infused rye and marmalade DIPA and barrel-aged it in kentucky bourbon casks. Rich and smooth with intense vanilla and spice, balanced with a twist of citrus fruit, ginger and refreshing hop bitterness.



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

    Type: Barrel-Aged Rye DIPA

    Taste: Vanilla, Spice, Citrus

    Hops: North American

    ABV: 10.0%

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    Old Parochial

    Nostalgia and Celebration in a bottle. Raise a glass to the art of barrel ageing with this rich, complex imperial scotch ale aged in Speyside 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: Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, Scotch Ale

    Taste: Smoke, Stone Fruit, Caramel

    Hops: Waimea

    ABV: 11.5%

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