Caledonian Brewery has extended its range of beers with a new American inspired Pale Ale, Coast to Coast, the first beer to be developed in its recently-opened pilot brewery, Wee George.
Coast to Coast, is a 4.6% ABV ale, brewed with full leaf fresh-packed American hops imported from Yakima Valley on the West Coast, married with British East Coast maritime malt. The ale, a permanent addition to Caledonian’s range, is now available to on trade on draught.
Craig Steven, Operations Manager for Caledonian Brewery and Scotland’s first beer sommelier, thinks the new beer will become one of the UK’s favourite American Pale Ales on the market. He said,“With intense citrus aromas and flavours but also a luscious smooth and rounded bitter finish, Coast to Coast is a delight to drink and we’re sure fans of real ale will agree. We’ve always loved American hops at Caley, so we couldn’t wait to develop our own Pale Ale in Wee George. This beer drinks well above its weight and doesn’t have the dry lingering astringency which can be common with this style, so we’re really excited to bring it to the on trade in the UK this month.”
Caledonian Brewery’s Managing Director Andy Maddock comments, “As the first beer to have been developed entirely within Wee George, our new pilot brewery, the release of Coast to Coast marks a real milestone for Caledonian, firmly re-establishing us as a leader in the Scottish craft brewing community. Our rich heritage and status as Edinburgh’s last remaining Victorian brewery is a source of pride for all the team at Caledonian and we’re committed to maintaining the longstanding traditions with our brewing technique and quality preservation that have stood the test of time, but we’re also committed to providing our customers and beer fans with the best possible choice and quality. Wee George has provided us with the capabilities to do just that, so we’re excited about furthering recipe development into 2016 to continue bringing our drinkers the quality and taste they know and expect from Caley.”