A berry good summer

A BEER made from Scottish berries has hit the market in time for summer thanks to a collaboration between the Loch Ness Brewery, soft fruit experts at research centre the James Hutton Institute, and Fife berry farmer Robert Simpson.


The new Berry LochNESS is an 80/– beer which has been produced from a blend of five different malts said to give a biscuit and chocolate flavour; the addition of Loch Ness blackberries is said to soften the flavours to give the beer a gentle and sweet finish.

Stephen Crossland of Loch Ness Brewery said the partnership was a welcome opportunity “to develop new, niche brews for a market that is growing and evolving”; he said this latest recipe is “one that will help win our beer new fans”.

Jonathan Snape, managing director of James Hutton Limited, commercial affiliate of the James Hutton Institute, said it was “great to be able to create a product that teams many aspects of Scotland’s resources to make something new and of top quality”.