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25th October 2021

Simple Things Fermentations: Core & Seasonals Launch

Glasgow brewery Simple Things Fermentations is marking the transition from young upstarts to having been around for a while now with the launch of their Core and Seasonals ranges.

The Core range will be permanently available and consists of Twisted Pilsner (4.8%), a Czech-syle Pilsner brewed with 100% Czech Pilsner malt and Saaz and Kazbek hops and Pale Ale (5.6%), which achieves the intensely fruity profile of a modern US-style Pale Ale using three carefully chosen European hop varieties.

The Seasonals range is a showcase for beer styles that suit the time of year and kicks off with Best Bitter (4.5%), hopped with East Kent Goldings from Brook House and Bramble Saison (6.0%); a farmhouse ale with blackberries from Blairgowrie in Perthshire contributing an extra layer of complexity.

To coincide with the launch the brewery is moving from bottles to cans, with new branding for all products courtesy of Glasgow’s Selected Works studio. The beers continue to be vegan friendly and re-fermented in the package for natural carbonation.

Commenting on the launch, brewery owner Phil Sisson said “We’ve produced more than twenty different beers since we started almost two years ago and a few of those have naturally risen to the top in terms of popularity with customers, so as we ease into Phase Two it makes sense to make those more readily available. We’ll continue to brew new styles as part of the Big Ideas Series, perhaps a bit less frequently but with no less enthusiasm for unearthing and highlighting beer styles and ingredients that are less well represented. We’ve got a fourth strand for our mixed ferm stuff on the way too. A move into cans is long overdue and as usual our designer, Neil, has blown us away with his work. It feels like we’ve got a great foundation for the next few years.”

The beers will be available through the Simple Things web store (, independent bottle shops and pubs, bars and restaurants across the UK. Expected release dates are:


TWISTED PILSNER         25/10/21

PALE ALE                      8/11/21


BEST BITTER                 1/11/21

BRAMBLE SAISON         1/11/21


Established in late 2019, Simple Things Fermentations is a small brewery based in Glasgow’s Southside.

The brewery seeks to celebrate variety in beer and brewing, shining a light into some of the lesser explored niches, and uses traditional, low intervention processes while maintaining the highest product quality. A desire to do things a bit differently means that to date we haven’t brewed an IPA or used Citra, Mosaic or Simcoe hops. But it sure is tempting. We recently produced a Chocolate Dunkel Weisse in collaboration with Thornbridge Brewery and we were picked for BrewDog’s 2021 Up & Coming Festival.

Press release from Simple Things Fermentations


Phil Sisson

0141 237 2202 or 07980 552425