Edinburgh-based brewery Caledonian has brewed new American inspired pale ale, Coast to Coast, and new craft lager, Three Hop.
The new additions to its bottled range highlight the brewery’s credentials in the UK modern craft brewing scene and allow its customers to bring these popular beers to their consumers in a packaged format.
Coast to Coast and Three Hop are following in the footsteps of the brewery’s longstanding flagship ale, Deuchars IPA, which blazed a trail a quarter of a century ago with its light, golden and hoppy style. They join Edinburgh Castle and Flying Scotsman to complete Caley’s core range.
Coast to Coast is a 4.6% ABV polished bronze ale, brewed with full leaf fresh-packed American hops imported from Yakima Valley on the West Coast, married with British East. It is the first beer to be developed in the newly launched pilot plant, named Wee George after Caley’s founder, George Lorimer. The new addition has been bottled following a successful launch period, during which it was available in cask to various outlets nationwide.
Three Hop is Caledonian’s first craft lager. Brewed with three of Europe’s finest hops to craft a rich 4.5% ABV, this distinctive lager carries spicy herbal aromas, a hint of honey and a slight minty note. Its unique recipe leads to a strong hop character, including two UK-first Yakima Valley hops, which is combined with notes of lime, passion fruit and kiwi fruit to create this flavoursome and drinkable beer.
Caledonian managing director Andy Maddock said: “Caley is a very exciting place to be right now as we broaden our modern craft range to bring our customers and consumers not only the very finest in beer quality, but also exciting innovation with new beers and surprising flavour profiles.
”Craft is on the tip of everyone’s tongue and with that buzz continuing to drive new consumers into the beer category, the bottle format offers our customers the opportunity to experiment with their range to give consumers a great choice of quality beers. What we’re doing with modern craft through the two most recent additions to our range reflects the dynamic, innovative and vibrant ethos our customers have come to expect and that has always characterised our approach here at the brewery.”