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.

Click on the headers below to discover our beers:

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.
  • Out of Stock - Keep updated?

    Long White Cloud

    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. 


    Pairs well with Cleaver & Keg Salami or Soffle's Rosemary & Thyme Pitta Chips.

    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: 5.4%

    Out of Stock - Keep updated?
  • Find out more

    Vermont Sessions Mini Keg

    Our new Core Range beer is now in mini keg form!


    We were so excited to bring our new Session IPA to you in bottle, that we went the extra step and got a bunch of mini kegs too. Vermont Sessions is a 4.6% Session IPA brewed using Vermont yeast for a wonderfully tropical, peachy fruit ester profile, with Mosaic and Simcoe hops. Refreshing, easy-drinking, and deliciously soft.


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


    Add 2 Craft Master Bowl glasses for £4!


    Add a 1 litre Stein for £4


     

    Type: Session IPA

    Taste: Tropical, Berries, Citrus

    Hops: Mosaic, Simcoe

    ABV: 4.6%

    Find out more
  • Find out more

    Long White Cloud - 440ml Can

    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 5.6% 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: Extra Pale Ale

    Taste: Light Malt, Citrus, Spice, Tropical Fruit

    Hops: South Island, NZ

    ABV: 5.4%

    Find out more
  • Find out more

    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%

    Find out more
  • Out of Stock - Keep updated?

    Modern Helles - 440ml Can

    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 - Scottish Beer Awards 2017


    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.

    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%

    Out of Stock - Keep updated?
  • Find out more

    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: Session IPA

    Taste: Berries, Tropical, Citrus

    Hops: Mosaic, Simcoe

    ABV: 4.6%

    Find out more
  • Out of Stock - Keep updated?

    Vermont Sessions - 440ml Can

    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.  


    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.

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

    Type: Session IPA

    Taste: BERRIES, TROPICAL, CITRUS

    Hops: Mosaic, Simcoe

    ABV: 4.6%

    Out of Stock - Keep updated?
  • Find out more

    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: Pale Ale

    Taste: Orange Citrus, Tropical Fruit

    Hops: North American , Armarillo, North America

    ABV: 3.8%

    Find out more
  • Find out more

    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


    .


     


    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%

    Find out more
  • Find out more

    Soma IPA

    “There is always Soma, Delicious Soma, the beer for a half-holiday, a beer for the weekend, two beers for a trip to the gorgeous east, three for a dark eternity on the moon…”


    Inspired by “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley.


    A dangerously drinkable IPA, Soma is the perfect partner to Brave New World. Showcasing a different side to the style, we’ve used a blend of two of our favourite hop varieties, New Zealand’s Motueka and North America’s Mosaic. Refreshingly light and tropical, with a smack of citrus, it pairs effortlessly with a whole host of foods from BBQ and grilled meats, to crispy fried food and Indian cuisine.


    Take a sip and let it whisk you away… 


    "The beer formerly known as Bomber" is back and tasting better than ever! Winner of Best IPA at the Scottish Beer Awards 2017.

    Type: IPA

    Taste: Juicy Hops, Tropical, Resin

    Hops: Mosaic, Motueka, Nelson Sauvin

    ABV: 6.8%

    Find out more
  • Find out more

    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: Porter

    Taste: Malty, Smooth, Bitter

    Hops: British & New Zealand, Bramling Cross

    ABV: 5.1%

    Find out more
  • Find out more

    Red Eye Flight

    Core Range – Amplified


    “A red-eye flight is any flight departing late at night and arriving early the next morning. The term derives from the fatigue symptom of having red eyes, which can be caused or aggravated by late-night travel.”


    Shake off and wake up with our powerful and rich mocha porter, Red Eye Flight. It starts with our rich and roasty blend of seven malts, before adding in high-quality organic cacao and finishing off with a cold-infusion of Three Hills Coffee’s Sumatran coffee beans, roasted exactly to our specification. Crack one open to unleash a waft of fresh ground coffee aroma, followed by a smooth mouthfeel, and creamy toffee, coffee acidity, and bitter cocoa nib flavour. 


    Artwork by Zuzana Gibb, Photography shot at Spitfire Coffee. 


     


    Winner - Gold - Best Porter
    Scottish Beer Awards 2016

    Amplified Range. 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%

    Find out more
  • Find out more

    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, Double IPA

    Taste: Toasted, Tangy, Marmalade

    Hops: Chinook, Citra

    ABV: 9%

    Find out more
  • Out of Stock - Keep updated?

    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: Imperial Stout

    Taste: Spice, Chocolate, Low Heat

    Hops: North American , Columbus

    ABV: 11.0%

    Out of Stock - Keep updated?
  • Find out more

    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%

    Find out more

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.
  • Find out more

    Table Guy

    All the flavour of a New England style but at a sessionable ABV, this juicy table beer is mashed with wheat and oats for smooth, rounded mouthfeel then heavily dry hopped with Citra to create an easy drinking NEPA. What you'll find is a citrusy aroma with fresh tropical notes and a clean refreshing bitterness.

    Type:

    Taste: Smooth Body, Rounded, Fruity

    Hops: Citra

    ABV: 3.2%

    Find out more
  • Find out more

    Drop Kick Me Jesus

    "Dropkick me, Jesus, through the goal posts of life"


    A sour pale ale, dry hopped to hell and back with Citra, Mosaic and Eukanot.


    This is a juicy one with wonderful peachy, citrus, mandarin notes and tart finish.




    Finalist - Best Amplified Beer

    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%

    Find out more
  • Out of Stock - Keep updated?

    A Face With No Name

    Reworked and rebrewed! Expect a 2018 workover for this classic amber ale with a complex malt body of dried fruits, citrus and heavy hops resins.

    Type: Amber Ale

    Taste: Malty Backbone, Resinous Hops

    Hops: Columbus, Centennial, Chinook

    ABV: 6.0%

    Out of Stock - Keep updated?
  • Find out more

    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. 



    Finalist - Best Amplified Beer

    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%

    Find out more
  • Find out more

    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 2.8%, 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: 2.8%

    Find out more

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!
  • Find out more

    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: Scotch Ale

    Taste: Smoke, Stone Fruit, Caramel

    Hops: Waimea

    ABV: 11%

    Find out more
  • Find out more

    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: Rye Imperial Pale

    Taste: Vanilla, Spice, Citrus

    Hops: North American

    ABV: 9.2%

    Find out more
  • Find out more

    Rum Barrel Mexicake

    From the depths of our barrel store emerges another beast...
    We’ve had Bourbon, Virgin Oak, and Brandy, we now bring you Rum Barrel Mexicake. Aged for 12 months, the barrel enhances the ground spice flavours of Mexicake and imparts a rich molasses aroma and upfront rum and demerara flavour.



    Limited to 2 bottles per customer

    Our spiced Imperial Stout aged in Rum Barrels for 12 months - a rich molasses aroma and upfront rum and demerara flavour.

    Type: Imperial Stout

    Taste: Demerara, Chocolate, Vanilla

    Hops: Columbus

    ABV: 11.8%

    Find out more
  • Find out more

    All The Leaves Are Brown Barrel-aged Version

    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.


    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: Imperial Brown Ale

    Taste: Maple, Vanilla, Bourbon

    Hops: North American

    ABV: 11.2%

    Find out more
  • Find out more

    Trimontium: Saturation IPA

    Trimontium is our latest riff on the IPA style, we call it a Saturation IPA. We wanted to take a reasonable strength IPA and pack it with as many hops as we could till we reached that sweet spot of saturation where the beer is deliciously hoppy but still incredibly balanced.
    Mashed with a high percentage of wheat and oats for mouthfeel, then abundantly hopped throughout the process. This beer is fruit forward, mega juicy, and bursting with tropical fruit hop flavour. 


    Drink this one as fresh as possible to enjoy all those amazing passionfruit and guava flavours!


    Artwork by Catriona Logan.

    The most hops we've ever stuffed into one beer, meet our Saturation IPA.

    Type: IPA

    Taste: Juicy, Guava, Passionfruit

    Hops: Mosaic, Simcoe

    ABV: 6.5%

    Find out more
  • Find out more

    Effervescence

    Emanating from San Francisco, the Brut IPA is a dry take on the style, and the antithesis to the sweet and murky NEIPA. Low in residual sugar and bitterness
    while light in body and colour with a sparkling bright effervescence. We’ve added 15% rye malt for texture, and heavily dry-hopped with Simcoe, Nelson Sauvin, and Ella allowing the hops to shine in a unique way.

    Type: IPA

    Taste: Dry, Delicate Hop Fruitiness

    Hops: Simcoe, Nelson Sauvin

    ABV: 6.7%

    Find out more
  • Find out more

    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%

    Find out more