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11th January 2024

Leith’s Moonwake Beer Co. is launching its very first cask beer

This release is under embargo until 9am Monday 15th January, however we have kindly been given permission to publish this now for our members – Guild Secretary

The multi-award-winning Edinburgh-based brewery will debut a specially designed pale ale for cask in February

Moonwake Beer Co. is proud to announce the launch of their inaugural cask beer, C.A.S.K. This brew is a golden pale ale with a moderate alcohol content of 4.0% abv. It’s crafted using a unique blend of Challenger, Azacca, Simcoe, and Kohatu hops, giving the beer subtle notes of tropical fruits, citrus, and spices.

The beer is set to debut at various locations in Edinburgh on Friday 2nd February. The beer’s vegan recipe has been specifically designed for being served on cask in local Scottish establishments for a wide range of people to enjoy.

Sarah Sinclair, Marketing Manager said: “Moonwake is thrilled to add regular cask releases to its range, it speaks to the brewery’s appreciation of traditional pubs, gathering with good beer and good people. It’s already provided us with exciting opportunities to work with more local pubs.

We first started talking about producing cask over a year ago and we have been mindful of how we have gone about it from creating the recipe and tailoring it to our local audience to coming up with a design concept. Growing our team to 12 members of staff at the end of 2023 has enabled this project to finally come to fruition.”

Moonwake is looking to start its cask production with a rotational series seeing them experiment with an array of classic and modern styles. The new venture shall see them utilise the brewery’s co-founders each having a decade of cask-led commercial experience in brewing.

Venues pouring C.A.S.K. Pale Ale include:

  • Teuchter’s Landing, Leith
  • Cloisters, Tollcross
  • Blue Blazer, Tollcross
  • Queens Arms, New Town
  • Bow Bar, Victoria Street
  • St. Vincent, Stockbridge
  • Windsor, Leith
  • Bennets, Tollcross
  • Black Cat, Rose Street
  • Jolly Judge, Royal Mile
  • Ryries, Haymarket
  • Abbotsford, Rose Street
  • Teuchters Bar, West End
  • Cask & Barrel Southside, Newington
  • Stags, Musselburgh
  • Malt & Hops, Leith

(List correct as of 10.01.24)

Notes to the editor:

Moonwake is a modern Scottish brewery, established in 2021 by a team with extensive craft beer and brewing careers. We believe there is a beer out there for everyone.

Moonwake means: “the moon’s reflection on a body of water” speaks to the brewery’s Leith Shore location, the importance of water as an ingredient, and our beers’ reflection of our combined experience.

Contact: Sarah Sinclair, Marketing & Events Manager
Phone: (+44) 0131 553 6995

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