Clockwork Beer Co is located on Cathcart Road, not far from Mount Florida Railway Station and Hampden Park (handy for a pre-game pint). We popped in to have a look at their brewery tour.
I've long been a fan of Clockwork Beer Co, they link in a lot with locals such as Glasgow Beer Week and other local groups wishing to make beer out of Elderflower etc.
I met with Declan who has been at the Brewery for around a year. Unfortunately it was clean up day and not brewing day but still an excellent tour and explanation of every part of the process was given. I really didn't know that the brewing area was so extensive. You get a peak through the window in the bar but this also extends further into the back of the bar.
The tour consists of talking you through all the various points of the brewing process as well as introducing you to the hops, my favourite smell was the Centenial Hops very like Lemon Balm. As well as to the different types of malts used. I was unaware of how vast an array of hops and malts were used for just one brew. The process reminded me a lot of cooking, various tastes, smells and seasonings to create the perfect recipe.
After the tour you get to try a selection of their home brews.
Clockword Beer Co produce a selection of home beers using ingredients from around the world. I never knew malt and hops came from so far, and had such different tastes and smells.
Clockwork Lager - 4.8%, A pale and light tasting, clear lager. Malt - Lager Malt, Hops - Tettnang from Germany and Saaz from New Zealand.
Hopscotch - 5%. Fruity and fragrant, easy to drink. Malt - Maris Otter Pale, Cara. Hops - Columbus (USA), Green Bullet (New Zealand) and Centenial (USA).
Red Alt - 4.4%. Rich and Red. Malt - Maris Otter Pale, Melanoidin and Chocolate Wheat. Hops - Cascade and Columbus (USA).
Thunder and Lightning - 6%. Strong, dark ale. Malt - Maris Otter Pale, Chocolate, Cara and Crystal. Hops - Cascade (USA) and Bobek (Slovenia).
Would recommend a visit to the brewery, great insight into the process and to be educated in the nuances of beer.