Wild Horse Brewing Co, based in Llandudno, North Wales have released a brand-new IPA and two reimagined Special Release beers packaged in 440ml cans and 30 litre kegs. They were released on 10th February and are part of a rotating, monthly release schedule.
Fatlamp, Pale Ale
Fatlamp is a full-bodied, hazy pale balancing tropical fruit, citrus and pine ahead of a firmly bitter finish. The new version of Fatlamp has gone through recipe changes including a change in yeast from London Ale III to Pacific Ale. It is brewed with US Mosaic and then dry hopped with NZ Waimea. Fatlamp was first released in March 2019 as well as a further release later last year. Wild Horse plans to brew this beer on a bi-monthly basis throughout 2020.
The Fatlamp artwork concept is based on a prehistoric method of lighting the ancient mines that lie deep beneath the North Wales landscape. Remains of fat lamps were discovered in the nearby copper mines on Llandudno’s famous Great Orme. The illustration was created from replica fat lamps created by local reconstruction archaeologist, Dave Chapman.
440ml can, ABV 5.4%, RRP £3.75
Run For Cover, Pale Ale
Also rebrewed and revamped for 2020 is the second release of Run For Cover. It is very much a modern version of a classic American pale ale and brewed with Centennial, Azacca and Simcoe. To be enjoyed during the cooler seasons of the year, Run For Cover is a hazy, zesty pale ale that aims to remind the drinker of warm summer
days, which so often seem like distant memory. The artwork concept is based on the often unpredictable weather when holidaying in Wales, illustrating a seaside shelter on the Llandudno promenade.
440ml can, ABV 5.2%, RRP £3.50
799 is a brand-new IPA and the second in an occasional series, which is brewed in the name of experimentation and creativity. This beer is a soft and juicy IPA brewed with a high proportion of oats and generously hopped with Amarillo, Simcoe and Moutere.
The branding depicts Pen Llithrig y Wrach mountain in Snowdonia which has the elevation of 799 metres. The first release in this series was based on local mountain Moel Siabod (872) and Wild Horse have several numbered, mountain-based beers to be released throughout 2020.
440ml can, ABV 6.2%, RRP £4.25
The artwork for all three beers have been inspired by our local surroundings of Llandudno and North Wales. The concepts are all developed in-house and the team then work with local artist (Lee Owen @drcubis) to bring the ideas to life on striking 440ml cans and keg badges.
Stockists: Wild Horse cans are available to buy on their online shop (www.wildhorsebrewing.co.uk), RAD Beer (www.radbeer.com) as well as various specialist craft beer stockists.
Background: Wild Horse Brewing Co was established in 2015 by husband and wife team, Dave and Emma Faragher. After being inspired by the US craft beer revolution, they set out to make great craft beer for North Wales. Dave began brewing on an 80L system upgrading to a 16HL brewing system in April 2016. The company now employs six full-time staff and are brewing approximately 1500HL per year. With balance, drinkability and flavour at the heart of our brewing philosophy, Wild Horse plans to grow in their local market as well as expanding distribution further afield.
For further information, please contact:
Dave Faragher Head Brewer & Founder Wild Horse Brewing Company Ltd. e. firstname.lastname@example.org t. 01492 868292
Chris Holyfield Head of Sales Wild Horse Brewing Company Ltd. e. email@example.com t. 07487 249767