GLASWEGIAN CRAFT BEER
A classic American style IPA brewed with, among others, the most classic of American hops, Cascade, the signature hop variety used in many American Pale Ales and IPAs. Cascade is famous for its floral, spicy and citrus character.
We use a base of pale malted spring malted barley with a touch of amber malt, a lightly toasted malt that adds a touch of toffee flavour and ferment with a clean US yeast strain.
The result is a big hop character with citrus flavours and aromas, a crisp bitterness and a pleasant malt body.
Lightly toasted Vienna and Munich malts give a copper colour and a complex, malty profile, which is perfectly balanced by the addition of two Noble Hops; Saaz from the Czech Republic and Tettnang from Germany, which give a classic, slightly spicy and slightly floral, aroma.
The beer is fermented for a week with W34/70, a famous yeast strain from Weihenstephan in Germany, before being lagered for a further six weeks resulting in a bright, clean, and smooth beer.
AMERICAN PALE ALE
Our first award winning beer picking up a Silver award at SIBA Beer X 2018 in the Speciality Light Beer Category.
This is no ordinary APA, we use pale malt from British spring barley and classic hop varieties from Europe and the US. American Cascade adds its citrus and floral aromas and Saaz supports with its slightly spicy, slightly floral notes.
Then the magic happens, we add a proprietary blend of fragrant, black tea with orange and lemon and ferment with a clean US yeast strain. The end result is a beer with a twist. A pale, hoppy, refreshing beer perfectly complemented by aromatic citrus and a gentle bitterness.
GLUTEN FREE SESSION ALE
Our first certified Gluten Free beer.
An easy -drinking, golden session beer with a satisfying biscuit malt flavour balanced
UNIT 1 RED ALE
A session strength, Irish-style, red ale with a big dose of hops. Well-rounded and balanced with a caramel malt flavour alongside hop and roasted grain aromas
PILOT BATCH BEERS
We are always looking to compliment our core range with small batch pilot kit brews that we will supply to independent stores and bars. Our first batches included a Sea Buckthorn American Imperial Red Ale, Huell Melon Kettle Sour, Kiwi & Lime Saison and Jaggery Imperial Stout.
We've usually got something new brewing so keep an eye on our social media channels for any release and stockist info.
WHO ARE YE?
Merchant City Brewing was established by people keen to create something identifiable to an area which has been a huge part of our personal and working lives. We want our beers to reflect the quality, character and diversity that makes up the best of Glasgow's Merchant City.
Our Head Brewer, Adam, is a Masters Graduate from Heriot Watt's renowned faculty of Brewing & Distilling and has over 5 years experience working at a some of Scotland's top Independent Breweries so he is our safe pair of hands in the brewery.
We're just getting started but we've got big plans. Stay tuned...