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Tempest Brave New World IPA

The Experience

Drink When...
Being Brave
Listen To...
'Brave New World' By Toyah
Think About...
Trying Something Unusual

The Oddbins Take

"O wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, that has such people in't.” It is said that this quote from Miranda in Shakespeare’s The Tempest was the title inspiration for Aldous Huxley dystopian 1932 novel. That novel then inspired the name of this beer, which is made by a brewery called Tempest. Mind = blown! It’s like a play within a play… or something else Shakespearian.

Thankfully, other than being exceptionally well crafted, this beer shares little else with Aldous Huxley’s novel, far from being dystopian, it’s euphoric if anything. Pine resin, grapefruit, and tropical hop notes effortlessly complement the biscuity malt flavours with a strong bitter pine finish. We can confirm reading Brave New World is much more enjoyable with a couple of these to hand.

About The Brewery

The Tempest adventure began when founders, Scotsman Gavin and New Zealander Annika, met working in a brewpub in British Colombia at the end of the 90's. It was here they found their inspiration, with Gavin working as a chef and seeing the kind of beers being produced there that just didn't exist back in Scotland. As he says, it was his ""Wow, here we go"" moment when he realised that he could be brewing beers that could be held to the same lofty standards as his food. With that, their journey took them to NZ where they built a kit in their garage, and learned everything from scratch. It was there that Gavin first brewed their flagship pale ale Long White Cloud.

With his creative flair and sharp mind for flavour profiles, the beers were tasting great and that gave them the drive to go even further. After another trip, taking them to Gavin's homeland, they poured their efforts into a gastropub (The Cobbles) in Kelso whilst looking for the perfect home for their brewery.

Having gained a high reputation, after 3 years they found a space in an old Kelso dairy and founded the Tempest Brewing Co in April 2010. In February 2015, they moved to a 30HL brewery in Tweedbank, in the Scottish Borders. They got a bottling line, new tanks, new team members, and it's allowed them to continue doing what they do best on a larger scale.



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Beer Style
India Pale Ale (IPA)
Hops:Centennial, Chinook, Citra, Columbus
Palate:Biscuit, Citrus-Pine, Grapefruit, Tropical
Cara, Vienna
IBU Rating: 50/100

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