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4th October 2016



Caledonian Brewery extends its range of beers with modern take on a historic style: Dark Light


Dark Light, 4.7% ABV, is a brand new innovation from Caledonian Brewery that takes its inspiration from the first lagers ever brewed. With a dark malt character, but light crisp refreshment, Schwarzbier or ‘black beers’ were originally brewed in southern Germany with the colour coming from the dark malts. This inspiring classic brew formed the basis for Caledonian’s latest and boldest creation.

Available in the on-trade from 1st October, this latest addition will become the first black lager within Caledonian’s range, and is unlike any beer within their current product offering. In total contrast to its dark bold look, consumers will be pleasantly surprised by an initially fruity flavour; however this is quickly balanced by a creamy, more bodied experience, making it ideal for those drinkers seeking a beer which broadens their horizons.

Craig Steven, Caledonian’s Beer Manager and Beer Academy Sommelier explains: “Dark Light is our fresh and modern take on the historic Schwarzbiers of southern Germany. It really does have it all – some fruity tones initially, followed by clean bittersweet notes of dark malt, chocolate coffee and vanilla, within a medium bodied, creamy mouth-feel and a crisp dry finish. We’re certain this fresh yet historic style will be a hit with punters looking for something a bit different.”

Dark Light will be available to order on draught from the 1st October.




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Tel: 020 3757 6800

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About Caledonian Brewery

Since its founding in 1869, the Caley has been renowned for creating some of the Scotland’s finest beers and its pioneering spirit has ensured that this is a brewery never content to rest on its laurels. Innovation is at the heart of the Caley’s ethos.


One of the original Victorian breweries of Britain, it’s the only one to still use direct open fired coppers.  At Caley they brew beer by hand, and that’s not just a nice phrase – it’s true, full leaf hop flowers and specialty malts are weighed and added by hand to the carefully crafted recipes.


Caledonian’s range of traditional craft comprising Deuchars IPA, Edinburgh Castle and Flying Scotsman is joined by its more contemporary craft styles , Three Hop and Coast to Coast and now Rare Red.


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