Edinburgh’s Barney’s Beer expands range with six beers

MOUNT-FUJI (c) Pete Dibdin

Barney’s Beer in Edinburgh has created a new tea-infused beer alongside expanding its core range and distribution.

It has teamed up with Edinburgh tea house Eteaket to produce new 4% ABV pale ale, Mount Fuji, which is infused with green tea and jasmine.

This is the second collaboration between Barney’s and Eteaket after the two worked together in 2013 to create a Lapsang Souchong-infused porter and a beer-flavoured-tea.

Barney’s has relaunched Sorachi Ace, described as Mount Fuji’s big sister beer, which is a hopped version of the brewery’s best-selling Volcano IPA. The Japanese-origin hops dish out a spicy, lemongrass and coconut aroma and flavour.

Ryoko Tamura of Ninja Illustration has designed the labels for Mount Fuji and Sorachi Ace in her signature tongue-in-cheek style, influenced by her Japanese background.

Barney’s has also put Glory Days IPA on general release after originally creating it as an exclusive for Edinburgh’s historic real-ale pub The Blue Blazer. The addition of wheat into the mash makes this an extra light and smooth IPA.

Also going on general release are two beers that were brewed especially for Edinburgh’s street food destination Pitt Street, under the banner of Pitt Beer.

Also new as an alternative winter brew is the 6% ABV sour mash base beer Cosmic Ripple which has tart raspberries added as well as rye grain to bring a layer of spiciness.

A new, sleeker label and logo redesign has been unveiled for all of Barney’s beers, created by graphic designer Stewart Armstrong who is also based in Summerhall.

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