Wild & Mixed Culture Historic Brewing

THURSDAY, 14 December 2023. 17:00 - 18:00 GMT

By the Scottish Section

THURSDAY, 14 December 2023

17:00 - 18:00 GMT

Online via Zoom

Understand the evolution of historic styles of brewing at the IBD Scottish section's webinar!

Dan Wye (Origins Brewer, Fyne Ales) will give a brief outline of historic brewing as practised today at Origins Brewing at Fyne Ales, with emphasis upon its mixed culture scenario and barrel-ageing process. This process gives his Origin Beers their special and unique character, focussing upon the real flavour determinants, whether ingredients, brewhouse parameters, terroir, mixed culture, barrel-ageing or maturation, or whether a combination of some or all. The session will conclude with a Q&A session.

We encourage anyone with an interest in mixed culture brewing, historic styles, Brettanomyces, funky flavours and foraged fermentations to attend this webinar.

Speaker and host:

  • Dan Wye - Origins Brewer, Fyne Ales

Dan began his journey in gin distilling in the Cotswolds before breaking out into brewing at Double Barrel then moving to Mad Squirrel in Hertfordshire. Whilst there he was able to indulge in his passion for foraged cultures and fermentations at home, helped by lockdown, and this really grew his knowledge of the empirical and scientific knowledge of this ancient practice. Moving to Pastore three years ago gave him the opportunity to brew fresh sours, wild, spontaneous and mixed culture beers with a focus on terroir, ingredients and consistency of flavour.

This year he headed north to Argyll on the west coast of Scotland to take over Fyne Ales respected Origins Brewery, where he is breaking new ground with barrel-ageing historical sours and taking mixed culture beers to a new level of taste and perception. With his background in photography, Dan understands the necessity of presenting a good picture to tell a story and is keen to show the world what funky brewing is all about.

  • Ken Duncan - Secretary of the IBD Scottish Section


Why You Should Attend:

  • Learn about mixed culture brewing
  • Examine the evolution of historic beers into current epicurean delights
  • Explore how ageing in oak can transform a beer for better or worse

Tickets: Free