Eleven Scapa Special 500ml bottles, plus a branded Scapa Special pint glass, boxed and ready to go.
The story (as written at the end of 2020):
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, in 2020 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 dropped to their lowest level for a long, long time.
Here are 11 bottles and brand new nucleated Scapa Special pint glass to drink it with.
Rob Hill Classics Taster Pack
THE ROB HILL CLASSICS
Some of Rob's original and still some of Swannay's best selling beers!
3 * Scapa Special (500ml bottle)
3 * Orkney IPA (500ml bottle)
3 * Island Hopping (500ml bottle)
3 * Orkney Blast (500ml bottle)
Our flagship beer - the one Rob brewed first and still the beer we brew the most. Scapa Special is a classic pale ale with wide appeal. Ever so balanced, the skill that Rob has so well honed, this beer has biscuity malt upfront and delicate but ascending hops in the middle and end.
The label depicts the voluntary scuttling of the interned German fleet in Scapa Flow, 1919. Once the anchorage of the British Home Fleet, today Scapa Flow is a world class diving destination. Three malts and five hops - from Britain, Germany and the US - make Scapa Special a classic pale ale.
Style: Pale ale
Malts: Maris Otter, Wheat, Crystal
Hops: Bobek, Willamette
Alcohol By Volume: 4.4%
Where do we begin...
Muckle IPA (440ml can)
Unfiltered, un-fined and un-pasteurised, may pour hazy. Store upright and pour gently. Drink fresh!
Muckle means big and this is one mighty IPA. Breathe in the hops like you'd breathe in the fresh Orkney air! We put a lot of hops in Muckle but there's a pervading sweetness as well - it's a balanced IPA. Unfiltered, unfined and unpasteurised to ensure you get the full flavour. May pour hazy.
Hops: Simcoe, Citra & Mosaic
Alcohol By Volume:6.6%
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A few, including overall SIBA keg champion 2019!
Swannay Brewery t-shirt - Hops & Hype - Black
Rob's line - more than hops and hype
Scapa Special Full Case
A case of 12 bottles of our number one beer - Scapa Special.
Voe (440ml can)
A roasty yet hoppy sweet oat stout. A Voe is a small creek or bay.