SCOTTISH Borders Brewery is set to launch a new range of ales made from naturally-foraged products.
The microbrewery, which has just celebrated its second birthday, is working with community woodland group the Big Tree Society on the project and has launched a new website (www.wildharvestscotland.com), through which it aims to recruit volunteer foragers and home-brewers.
Foragers will be encouraged to gather a range of plants, herbs and berries, which will then be trialled by both the Scottish Borders Brewery and the home-brewers to discover which flavours work best in brewing as part of an open experiment.
The new range of Wild Harvest ales is expected to go on sale in early summer.
“Ultimately we want to launch six different beers over the next 12 months flavoured with products foraged from the Scottish countryside, and the collaboration of home-brewers and foragers will be critical to making this a success,” said Scottish Borders Brewery owner John Henderson.