Brewster: The mediaeval term for a female brewer.
The Lerwick Brewing Company launched its first beer in June 2013 and now, just over a year later, they've added a third brew, Tushkar - an oatmeal stout, to complement it's very popular range. Their products include the award winning 60° North, a golden Pilsner style lager and Skippers Ticket, a traditional pale ale with a delicate Shetland twist.
Officially launched today, the 18th of August, Tushkar is the brain child of brewsters Jessie Gear and Rhanna Turberville, who, after much training, research and experimentation decided to throw some traditional Scottish oats into their mix.
Brewery Manager Rhanna Turberville says: “We’ve had a lot of success with 60°North and Skipper’s Ticket, our craft lager and pale ale, and we have always been interested in complementing these two brews with something richer. Tushkar is the first darker beer we have worked with and were immediately impressed with the complexity of the flavours and its rich, dark colour. We chose to use oats in our stout, not only for the smooth, rounded mouth feel they give the beer, but also to celebrate our link to our Scottish roots.”