From the mighty fine spring waters of Eigg comes:
INDEPENDENCE! I.P.A. (6.2%) The brewers’ choice. Euphorically brewed with five different types of malt and three different American hops added in four hop additions, this is a gourmet craft beer palate bomb. If you love I.P.A., beer or Scotland get your chops around this prince of pale ales.
CHARADAIL PALE ALE (5.5%) Our best seller and little brother to the IPA, this is beer-for-beer-for-beer-for-beer’s-sake. An American Pale Ale rich in contradictions – potent but clean, hoppy with a malty-meatiness, dark but pale – and full of the magically rainbowly florally Cascade and Perle hops*.
FIVE PENNIES PILSNER (4.8%) Five Pennies is our Bohemian kickback. Brewed with Pilsen, Vienna and Munich malts (thus light-tasting) and sparsely-hopped (thus crisp as Walkers), this lager-coloured beer is for the lovers of slow-burners (who embrace hyphens and brackets).
I AM THE EIGGMAN (4%) Our take on that pub stalwart, the sit-down-and-imbibe-for-the-evening’s-length session ale. A strong malt Maris Otter base is melded to myriad New World hops. This is Laig Bay Brewery with an ounce of pop culture (and by far our best label). Goo-goo-g’joob.
RED MARTYR (8.5%) An abbey beer, Red Martyr doffs its head towards St. Donnan, the Christian monk who was martyred on Eigg. Dark, subtly hopped and packing a powerful kick, this is a beer with a long taste and, as our only bottle conditioned ale, is one for the pilgrims among us. Find a fire, bed-in for the night.
KILLDONNAN (5.5%) An authentically European Biere with a crisp, refreshing finish. Brewed with Pilsen malt, a snippet of honey and a hefty blend of Magnum, Saaz and Spalt hops this is a beer that can be roughly translated with ‘warm day, beer garden, full glass’. Alternative translations could simply read ‘curry’.
CLEADALE 80/- (4.5%) Laig Bay Brewing’s answer to a red-tinned local favourite, this traditional style Scottish ale offers a round, malty flavour with delicate hops. Brewed with a blether of Scottish Golden Promise and with a subtle chocolate flavour, the Cleadale 80/- is an amber-drinker’s acolyte.
*plus a cheeky secret hop