Arran Brewery announces plans for sour beer production in Dreghorn

The Arran View brewery in Dreghorn begins pilot production of a new range of “Arran Sour Beers”.

Sour beer is made intentionally sour or tart. The most famous types are Belgian lambic, gueuze and red beer from Flanders.

Jose Bravo, Head Brewer at the Dreghorn site, said: “Sour beers are all the rage right now and have a wide appeal, especially with craft beer connoisseurs.

“I will be offering a full line of beers in all sour-style formats over the coming year. These will be handcrafted specialty beers in 750ml and 330ml kegs, kegs and sharing bottles. ”

Dreghorn-made sours, nicknamed Arran Wild Range, join a host of sour offerings from several Scottish breweries now available in stores.

Gerald Michaluk, Managing Director, said: “It’s a busy time for the Arran Brewery with the launch of a range of cider and sour beer in 2020 and we have many more new product developments in the works for the. next year.

“I am particularly happy that Ayrshire College is supporting the sector and proud to have helped the college team develop a brewing offering that will help the whole industry and fill a real gap in supply.”

The Arran Brewery has also been instrumental in helping Ayrshire College’s Dr Marko Prorocic develop apprenticeship and brewing classes on its campus in Kilwinning.

Jose said: “I started my career as a brewer at Arran, including attending Siebel Brewing School in Chicago, before moving to brew in Glasgow, and now I have returned to the brewery to run this news. company in Sour Beers.

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