VOTE FOR CANADA'S NEXT GREAT BEER FLAVOUR
WE’RE HERE FOR THE BEER
At Innis & Gunn it’s no secret that we love beer, it’s what gets us up in the morning and we want to make sure as many people as possible share this passion. It’s great to try new brews and we want to encourage everyone to try their luck at brewing up a storm. That’s why we sent some of our team from The Beer Kitchen to spend an afternoon playing around with our newest bit of kit; The Grain Father, and you can hear how they got on below:
As brilliant as it sounds, The Grainfather is an all-in-one brewing system which allows the eager brewer – whether a beginner or a master – to create fresh homebrews on site, using the best quality grain, hops, water, yeast … and whatever else you can think of (oak, anyone?). It does everything from mashing the grain to sparging, boiling and cooling the wort and the genius of it is that you can brew consistently good beer every time without ever having to sacrifice creativity and versatility. In fact, our Founder and Head Brewer Dougal Sharp was so confident in using The Grainfather that the first time he ever brewed with it was in front of a crowd of beer journalists, who then went on to taste his beer! Because we don’t have Dougal around all the time, at The Beer Kitchen we chose instead to get help from the team at The Brewstore in Edinburgh to teach us everything we needed to know about all the tricks of brewing with the Grain Father.
They threw us in straight at the deep end with terms like “sparge” and “gravity” batted around but our brewing instructor for the day walked us through the step by step process of how to craft our very own version of Innis & Gunn Original, using pale and crystal malts, a blend of hops and bourbon-infused oak … so we can only imagine our Monde Selection Grand Gold award will be arriving shortly… Well, we thought it was pretty tasty anyway!
Brewing today is more accessible than ever, thanks to homebrewing kits such as these, and the wealth of information available from places like The Brewstore. It’s possible to find all the characteristics you find great in a beer, and make them into something special of your own. Once the practice of your uncle trying to keep his weekly ale budget down, home brewing is now being picked up by a new generation of crafty creators. We think brewing is for everyone – which is why we’re going to be offering specialised do-it-yourself beer brewing sessions at The Beer Kitchen in Dundee, where you can create your own beer as sweet, rich, or hoppy as your tastebuds desire … And we’ve done all the hard work of getting to know The Grainfather (and cleaning up after it), so you don’t have to.
3 - KURT”S ALRIGHT BEER IDEA
Let your imagination run wild. Submit your dream beer idea below and our Founder and Master Brewer Dougal Gunn Sharp and his brewing team will choose the best suggestions to be put to a national vote to select the winning flavour innovation.
Vote for Canada's new limited edition Innis & Gunn beer
SELECT YOUR FAVORITE BEER IDEA FROM ABOVE AND SUBMIT YOUR VOTE BELOW