Not sure what to try, or want to try a wide range of our beers? This one is for you.
No clicking around the website and checking your basket to get the best shipping rate, choose this taster box for a great range of Swannay beer and a branded glass. All boxed and ready to go.
Bottles and cans, pale and dark, low strength and high strength - beers of all styles are included and will vary depending on availability.
The beers you'll get (updated 20/05/2022):
2 * Scapa Special (500ml bottle)
2 * Island Hopping (500ml bottle)
1 * Orkney Session (500ml bottle)
2 * Pale Ale (500ml bottle)
2 * Merry Dancer (440ml can)
2 * E.S. Bere (440ml can)
1 * Ola Lager glass (this is not currently shown in the picture!)
Merry Dancer (440ml can)
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' and are another reason to enjoy this time of year, some solace from the short days.
We purposefully went for less bitterness but kept the lingering hoppiness at the end. A different from normal water profile also gives this beer a softer mouthfeel, we think!
Classic UK pale malt and fruity hops from New Zealand and North America provide the flavoursome balance.
Eleven Scapa Special 500ml bottles, plus a FREE 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.
Swannay Brewery Embroidered Mustard Beanie Hat (White Thread)
Keep your head warm with our cosy Beechfield beanie hat in mustard, featuring a white embroidered Swannay Brewery logo.
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