Loch Fyne firms team up to create local beer

Loch Fyne firms team up to create local beer

A collaboration between Loch Fyne Oysters and Fyne Ales has lead to the creation of a craft beer designed to pair perfectly with Scottish smoked salmon.

Loch Fyne Oysters, providers of oysters, shellfish and Scottish salmon, teamed up with Fyne Ales, a progressive brewery at Cairndow, in a bid to harness the unique flavour of Loch Fyne.

Head brewer, Malcon Downie, worked to create a craft brew that symbolises the area and helps enhance the flavour of fresh Scottish smoked salmon.

Martyn Paterson, divisional director and deputy MD at Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd said: "Many of our customers and visitors to the Restaurant and Oyster Bar are discerning beer drinkers, and we wanted to offer a high quality beer to pair with our famous smoked salmon.

“Fortunately, we have a world-renowned craft brewery on our doorstep and our produce is connected through our unique location.”

Jamie Delap, managing director of Fyne Ales commented on the winning flavours:"This beer draws its inspiration from a traditional German farmhouse-style wheat beer, Gose.

"This is a sour beer, and true to style, this top—fermented beer has been brewed with salt and coriander.

"We’ve added some fragrant lemongrass too, resulting in a unique beer with light salinity and a zesty finish.

Paterson added: “Loch Fyne Oysters’ harvest is drawn from the pure waters of the loch. At Fyne Ales, yesterday's rain is tomorrow’s beer, so working with Fyne Ales is the perfect partnership."