Tempest Brew Co The Old Fashioned

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Tempest Brewing Co. are bringing in the nostalgia with this one and mixing it up with a homage to a mixologists classic, the Old Fashioned, barrel aging it in bourbon barrels. We’re not quite sure what it is if we’re honest. Everything about it screams American style barleywine but Tempest say it’s an orange, ginger and rye infused DIPA. Whatever it is, there’s lots of hops mingling in with the sweet malts. Think resin and pine, bourbon, dried fruits. The taste is a lot mellower than the smell leads you to believe. It’s light in every way, sweet but not too sweet, a dash of bourbon that isn’t overpowering, nuanced citrus and pine hoppines. Call it a barleywine, call it a DIPA, it’s beautiful whatever it is!

Brewery Info

The Tempest Brew Co. dream started when husband and wife team Annika (of New Zealand) and Gavin (of bonny Scotland) met while working at a brewpub in Canada. They moved to New Zealand and Gavin started brewing with whatever kit he could get his hands on. Inspired by the fresh NZ hops, he created what was their first beer, <a href="https://www.beerhawk.co.uk/tempest-brew-co-long-white-cloud">Long White Cloud</a> which is still being made to this day!

A move back to bonny Scotland and a stint as restaurateurs was the final stage before opening the doors at Tempest Brew Co. And my, did they come out a-swinging! Winning multiple awards across Europe, they’ve become a force to be reckoned with and, with beer this good, we’re not at all surprised! Brewing up a storm to rival The Tempest itself, a Tempest beer is always a good choice!


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