Tempest Brewing Company
Address : Tempest Brewing Company, Winchester Row, Kelso, TD5 7DT
Telephone No : 01573 229664
Web Site : www.TempestBrewingCo.com
Visitors Centre : No - Try the Cobbles Inn Kelso, this is also run by Gavin & Annika Meiklejohn.
Gavin & Annika Meiklejohn set up The Tempest Brewing Company with a tailormade 1,600 litre brewing plant in an old building in the town of Kelso. The 33-year-old first became interested in brewing when in Canada, but it was later in New Zealand that he built a 50-litre plant in his garage in Christchurch and started producing beer. Gavin studied brewing at university before returning to Scotland with his wife Annika where the pair have been winning awards for their food at the "Cobbles Inn" over the last three years. This project has been five years in the pipeline. Gavin now hopes to set up a beer, food and music festival in Kelso, around summertime.
Here are a selection of the beers they produce:
The Tartan Pint
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Into The Light - Blonde 4.1% ABV
A beer that is as laid back as you could ever get! Light and refreshing fruit salad undertones complemented with a hefty dose of zing.
Emanation - Pale ale 4.5% ABV
An eminently quaffable ale that pours a creamy copper hue with a light caramel sweetness, rich hop fuelled character of piney, citrus aromatics that smack your lips and refresh the senses.
Elemental - Porter 4.5% ABV
A porter designed to be smooth and irresistible, Black is back, with a controlled roast character, hint of coffee with chocolate on the side followed by a depth charge of palate cleansing late American hops.
Citra - IPA 5.9% ABV
A new world take on an imperial pale ale. Strong in alcohol with a big single hop citra explosion, achieved with multiple hop additions to give you a big hopped, big bitterness, fruity beer.
Re Wired - Craft lager 4.4% ABV
Forget everything you ever thought lager would taste like! No preservatives, additives or industrial processing involve here. Plenty of juicy citrus fruit from the New Zealand hops, loads of body from the handmashed lager malt and a crisp refreshing resinous finish. Small batch cold fermented beer at it’s best!
Chipotle Spiced - Extra Porter 5.6% ABV
A smooth, complex dark ale infused with Mexican smoke dried jalapenos and cacao beans. Rich and decadent this beer leaves a delicious warming sensation with you anticipating the next mouthful.
A big thank you to the Brewery's own web site, www.tempestbrewingco.com for most of the images and information on this page.