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8th April 2020

Campervan Brewery to launch its latest ‘Lost In Leith’ barrel aged range with the release of a new Barley Wine

The ‘Lost In Leith’ range, named after Campervan’s new Bar & Fermentaria in Commercial Quay, will showcase their beers brewed and matured as part of the brewery barrel-ageing project.

An English Barley Wine matured in Bourbon Barrels

This 9.7% ABV English Barley Wine aged for 3 months in two different bourbon barrels giving it dried fruit esters, sweet toffee and burnt caramel malt flavours. The unique taste is complemented by subtle aromas of vanilla, coconut and oak notes.

The exclusive Barley wine, which yielded just 938 bottles, is available to order from Tuesday 7 April on the brewery online shop as well as in a selection of Edinburgh’s off license.

Paul Gibson, founder of The Campervan Brewery to say: “3 weeks ago the future of the brewery looked very bleak. With the onset of Covid 19 and the effects of social distancing having a huge impact on business, it really didn’t seem possible to see a future for the brewery. However, we’ve since managed to pick ourselves up and the release of this beer is a token of how we plan to fight our way back. With more plans to release beers over the next 6 months, we aren’t going to let Covid 19 beat us”

The beer is the first release of Campervan Brewery’s new barrel aged series which in the future, will be matured at Lost In Leith Bar & Fermentaria either in ex wine or spirit barrel or in one of their 3 x 10hl oak Foeders manufactured by Allary Tonnellerie near Cognac in France.

Paul Gibson, founder of Campervan Brewery says: “We plan to mature most of our ‘Lost In Leith’ range in the Foeders as it’s a traditional method of brewing which is very environmentally friendly with minimal intervention. Many of these beers will sit in there for over a year, developing a depth of flavour from carefully grown microbes and wild yeasts.”

The Barley Wine will soon be joined by the next Lost In Leith beer release, the much-awaited “Double Mutiny on the Bounty”, an imperial version of the brewery’s classic milk stout, the first beer to be matured in one of the Lost In Leith oak Foeders.

About Campervan Brewery:
Started as a way to find some respite while he was looking after his family afflicted by illness, Paul Gibson began to professionally brew beer in 2015 in his garage or in his VW Campervan converted in a mobile brewery, “The Hoppy Camper”.

After struggling to keep up with demand, Paul decided to open The Campervan Brewery in Leith in January 2017.The brewery hasn’t stopped growing since, with the opening of a taproom in August 2017 and the increase of their brewing capacity from 50HL to 120HL in 2019.


Social media:
Twitter: @campervanbrew / @lostinleithbar
Instagram: campervanbrewery / lostinleithbar