When The Cross Keys in Kippen (est 1703) and Fallen Brewing (est 2012) in Kippen agreed to get involved in a project to create their very own house ale, there was only ever going to be one name for the beer.
Five tasting evenings and eight different versions of the beer later, the fine folks of Kippen decided on the final version. Created for the locals, by the locals, 1703 is a classic amber session beer. Low ABV with a citrus bite and a warming caramel toffee backbone, this is one to enjoy while relaxing with friends.
The full name of the beer became ‘1703 – Archie’s Amber’. The 1703 being the date The Cross Keys was established and Archie after the owners' son. We hope our customers enjoy drinking it as much as we enjoyed creating it.
The owners Debby and Brian said “This was an initial low key idea which naturally evolved in to a real community event and resulted in the village having true ownership of the product. They certainly got it right as we have never sold so much Cask Ale as Archies Amber. Now provenance is as important in drink as it is in food, so we are delighted and very proud to be able to say that Archies Amber truly is a local beer. ”
Beer Specifications -
*Malts:* Maris Otter, Vienna, Crystal, Amber, Flaked Barley
*Hops:* Goldings, Celeia, Kohatu, Galaxy, Columbus