New Pluscarden Abbey Blonde

Pluscarden Abbey Blonde

We have just released a special Abbey Blonde 5%, in association with the Benedictine Monks at Pluscarden Abbey, Morayshire.

The Belgian-inspired blonde beer is similar in style to those brewed by monastic communities in Belgium and Germany and traditionally drunk during the 40-day Lenten fasting period for sustenance and nourishment.

Brother Michael de Klerk has made several visits to the brewery and worked alongside the Black Isle team to brew the beer. It is a pale yellow in colour with distinctive notes of banana and vanilla on the nose. It’s perfect spring beer to toast the season of renewed life and rejuvenation. This is the only beer brewed with monks in Scotland.

Brother Michael said, “We are very happy to be associated with the Black Isle Brewery in this project. It has highlighted the link between monks and the noble craft of brewing, which our continental brethren have taken to a very high level of expertise”.

Pluscarden Abbey Blonde has a limited run in 330ml bottles and is available from our online shop and in selected Edinburgh beer retailers.