A session beer with caramel, citrus & fruity notes
When the Kippen based Fallen Brewing brewery and the Cross Keys pub in Kippen agreed to a joint project to create in-house ale they knew that only one name would be fitting for the new brew.
Eight different versions later after five different tasting evenings the Kippen folks finally decided on the final brew. The beer is a classic amber that was created by locals for the locals. With a caramel toffee backbone and a nice citrus bite the low ABV is one best enjoyed with friends.
The full name of the beer became ‘1703 – Archie’s Amber’. The 1703 being the date The Cross Keys was established and Archie after the owners’ son. We hope our customers enjoy drinking it as much as we enjoyed creating it.
The owners Debby and Brian said; “This was an initial low key idea which naturally evolved in to a real community event and resulted in the village having true ownership of the product. They certainly got it right as we have never sold so much Cask Ale as Archies Amber. Now provenance is as important in drink as it is in food, so we are delighted and very proud to be able to say that Archie’s Amber truly is a local beer.”
Malts: Maris Otter, Vienna, Crystal, Amber, Flaked Barley
Hops: Goldings, Celeia, Kohatu, Galaxy, Columbus
ABV = 3.9%
OG = 1.039
Details from http://www.regionalandlocalfood.co.uk/local-beer-1703-archies-amber-locals-locals/
Note: Until April 2014, contract brewed at Tryst.
Alcohol Content: 3.9%