A classic bitter ale that, as Rob once said, is suitable for drinking at any time of the day. Not that we at all endorse a lunchtime beer, save it for special occasions, but you know what we mean - this beer is light and refreshing. At only 3.6% it's one of our lowest ABV beers in a bottle.
Starting with a simple malt bill of British grains we build on this with rather a lot of soft, delicate and low alpha hops from the UK, Poland and Germany for a layered and complex ,yet still ever so refreshing hoppy finish.
Like most of our beers the flavours build and build the further through the bottle(s) you get.
Malts: Maris Otter, Best Pale, Wheat
Hops: soft British, German & Polish hops
Alcohol By Volume: 3.6%
Many, including CAMRA Champion Beer of Scotland.
The Banyan Box
The Banyan Box!
22 Banyan cans
1 Banyan pint glass *FREE (usually £4)*
2 Banyan stickers + 2 Banyan drip mats *FREE*
Merry Dancer 440ml can
NEW - FRESHLY CANNED 03.12.20 - IN ORKNEY!
A new beer, exclusively available in cans. Merry Dancer is a session pale ale at 3.8% ABV - a light beer for dark nights.
Named after the Aurora Borealis that here in Orkney we are lucky enough to catch a glimpse of in the clear winter night skies. In Orkney the northern lights are known as the 'Merry Dancers'. Another reason to enjoy this time of year.
Merry Dancer is the fourth batch of our own canning line, we think it's the best one yet. We purposefully went for less bitterness but kept the lingering hoppiness at the end. We think the carbonation is on point in this one too.
Classic UK pale malt and fruity hops from New Zealand provide the flavoursome balance.
Fresh Orkney Cans Box
A selection of fresh beer, all brewed and canned right here in Orkney:
6 x Banyan 330ml (3.9%) Canned 26/11/20
6 x Muckle IPA 330ml (6.6%) Canned 25/11/20
6 x Merry Dancer 440ml (3.8%) * NEW * Canned 03/12/20
The Scapa Special Box (free glass!)
SCAPA SPECIAL BOX
Our most popular beer, and for good reason!
Eleven Scapa Special 500ml bottles, plus a FREE branded Scapa Special pint glass, boxed and ready to go.
Scapa Special was the first beer Rob brewed at Swannay and in normal times is the one we make the most of. Most pubs in Orkney have Scapa Special on hand pump and in the summer months some sell 100s of pints per week - to locals and visitors alike.
For the first time ever in our history we had to brew a half batch brew size of Scapa Special to balance up the reduced demand and our requirement for stock freshness.
The demand did not dry up completely and some Orkney pubs have managed to take a regular weekly delivery for most of the year. Some south pubs have helped us too but the total litres brewed of our flagship pale ale are drastically reduced this year (we'll share the stats with you once we collate them).
Please go to the pub if you can this festive season (we all know hospitality are severely affected this year too) but when you can't get out - here are 11 bottles and brand new nucleated Scapa Special pint glass to drink while remembering smooth and fresh pints in the pub in times gone by and imagine how good the next one will taste in 2021 (maybe even at the brewery!).