INNIS & GUNN

scot_cap Scotland UK | The Innis & Gunn Brewery

– Crafted in Scotland –

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In 2002 founder and Master Brewer Dougal Gunn Sharp was asked to create a beer to mature in bourbon barrels to impart a sweet, malty flavour. This beer would then be thrown out, and the barrels would go on to age spirits. What if the beer was actually getting better whilst in the barrel? Turns out, he was absolutely right and Innis & Gunn was born in 2003. Beer usually has 4 ingredients – malt, hops, yeast and water. For Innis & Gunn the barrel is the 5th ingredient, the 5th element. When used in the right way, when matched against the right beer style, barrel ageing can create an explosion of flavours and aromas in the beer. They have pioneered two ways of barrel ageing; one is the more traditional method of filling selected barrels with beer, and the other is cutting edge technology in which they actually put the barrels into the beer. In 2013 Barrel-ages line up was joined by an award winning Lager beer, which soon became the fastest growing Lager in Scotland and was swiftly followed by IPAs.

Year-round Availability

INNIS & GUNN The Original
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Discovered by Accident

The newly branded flagship beer, the one that started it all. The unique bourbon barrel ageing process brings flavours like vanilla and toffee and combined with the malty character of Scotch Ale to create an incredible taste experience. Incredibly smooth with a delicious toffee character and a light hop fruitiness

Style: Barrel-aged Scotch Ale
Alcohol by Volume: 6.6%
Original Gravity: N/A
Packaging: 0.33l x 12 bottle / 30l Dorium Keg (ABV 5.2%)
Hops: Super Styrian
Malts: Innis & Gunn Ale Malt, Crystal Malt, Raw Wheat
Food Pairings: Grilled seafood, steaks, BBQ ribs and cheese or pie
IBU: 18
Brewed since 2003

INNIS & GUNN Blood Red Sky
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Red ale matured in Jamaican Rum barrels

Blood Red Sky sets a scene. Warm Caribbean sand, flickering candles, cold beer and anticipation of the night to come. Jamaican rum barrels meet Scottish red beer in an explosion of cool, spicy rum notes, vanilla, chocolate and rich fruit.

Style: Barrel-aged Red Ale
Alcohol by Volume: 6.8%
Original Gravity: N/A
Packaging: 0.33l x 12 bottle
Hops: Super Styrian
Malts: Innis & Gunn Ale Malt, Crystal Malt, Raw Wheat
Food Pairings: Grilled meats, curry, cheese or pudding
IBU: 30
Brewed since 2004 with Rum Finish name

INNIS & GUNN Lager
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The first beer launched in craft brewed rage

The multi award winning brew, carefully crafted to be refreshing and full flavoured by adding zesty aromatic hops and naked golden oats to the brew. The taste of rich vanilla from oak, with lots of testiness and light bitterness from the hops, full bodied but still crisp and refreshing

Style: Lager
Alcohol by Volume: 4.6%

Original Gravity: N/A
Packaging: 0.5l x 24 can / 30l Dorium Keg
Hops: Goldings, Styrian Goldings
Malts: Innis & Gunn Ale Malt, Wheat & Golden Oats
Food Pairings: Chicken, Seafood, Burgers, Spicy food and Hearty dishes
IBU: N/A
Brewed since 2013

INNIS & GUNN Session IPA
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Bold and forward with a vibrant aroma but softer on alcohol

All the vibrant hop flavour of a West Coast IPA,  but a bit softer on the taste buds (and your head the next day) Light, aromatic and moreish by adding ridiculous amounts of Citrus, Simcoe and Centennial hops late in the brew so that it’s packed with tropical grapefruit, berry and lemon zest character.

Style: Session India Pale Ale
Alcohol by Volume: 4.6%
Original Gravity: N/A
Packaging: 0.33l x 24 can
Hops: Super Styrian, Citra, Simcoe and Cascade
Malts: Extra Pale Malt
Food Pairings: Chicken, Seafood, Burgers, Spicy food and Hearty dishes
IBU: N/A
Brewed since 2017

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