New IPA is heaven ‘cent’ for Scottish beer lovers

Lisa with beer
Lisa Matthews with the new Heaven Cent brew (Image supplied)

A SCOTTISH craft brewery has launched its first new product of 2020 in time for Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight.

‘Heaven Cent’ is a new session IPA and is the debut creation of Lisa Matthews, the newest Brewer at Harviestoun in Clackmannanshire.

Heaven Cent takes its name and aroma from the ‘centennial’ hop and is described as having “fruity aromas with a citrus tang”.

The new IPA is available on draught from selected bars and hotels around Scotland from Wednesday 16th September, including Bridge of Orchy Hotel in Argyll; Forth Inn at Aberfoyle near Stirling; Coopers Bar at Claremont Lodge in Alloa; Farquharsons Bar at Braemar; and The Kirklands Hotel in Kinross.

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The brewers say: “There is an initial citrus tang on the palate followed by clean, crisp, floral notes and a hint of spiciness.”

Heaven Cent is also be available to buy in a five-litre mini-keg format direct from Harviestoun’s online shop, so people can also enjoy it at home.

Junior Brewer Lisa said: “After months of development with the whole team, I’m so excited that we’re able to launch Heaven Cent in time for Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight.

“I think it’s fantastic that there are more women taking leading roles in the brewing industry than ever before and I’m really proud to be part of that growing trend, along with my colleague Amy Cockburn, who is Head Brewer at Harviestoun.

“Heaven Cent is made using the centennial hop, which gives it a distinctive citrus tang, as well as clean crisp, floral notes and a hint of spiciness.

“The centennial hop is also what makes Heaven Cent so completely unique and different from any other product in our range.”