An innovative collaboration between seafood and beer pioneers, Loch Fyne Oysters and Fyne Ales has resulted in the creation of 'This Gose', a craft beer designed to pair perfectly with Scottish smoked salmon.
Loch Fyne Oysters, dedicated to providing the world with Scotland’s finest seafood, teamed up with Fyne Ales, the multi-award winning progressive brewery at Cairndow. The aim was to harness the unique symbiosis from which their produce draws flavour; the pure waters of Loch Fyne.
Loch Fyne Oysters’ teamed up Fyne Ales’ head brewer Malcolm Downie to create this craft brew working together to test recipes and adjuncts which helped enhance the flavour of fresh Scottish smoked salmon.
This Gose at 3.8% ABV, is available to buy from the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, Deli and Fyne Ales Brewery with more outlets coming soon.
Martyn Paterson, Divisional Director & Deputy MD at Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd said:
"Many of our customers and visitors to the Restaurant and Oyster Bar are discerning beer drinkers, and we wanted to offer a a high quality beer to pair with our famous smoked salmon.
Fortunately, we have a world-renowned craft brewery on our doorstep and our produce is connected through our unique location. Loch Fyne Oysters’ harvest is drawn from the pure waters of the loch. At Fyne Ales, yesterday's rain is tomorrow’s beer, so working with Fyne Ales is the perfect partnership."
Welcoming the collaboration, Jamie Delap, Managing Director, Fyne Ales said:
"This beer draws its inspiration from a traditional German farmhouse-style wheat beer, Gose. This is a sour beer, and true to style, this top—fermented beer has been brewed with salt and coriander. We’ve added some fragrant lemongrass too, resulting in a unique beer with light salinity and a zesty finish.
This accentuates the clean, fresh flavour profile of Loch Fyne Oysters’ salmon. As the only Farmhouse Brewery in Scotland, Fyne Ales are uniquely placed produce this farmhouse beer. We hope you’ll agree that when it comes to pairing beer and salmon, 'This Gose'!"