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Beer & Marmalade unite

Many things can be spread: rumours, duvet covers, word-of-mouth, contagion, marmalade and now, beer.

Scottish independent brewer Innis & Gunn has launched the world’s first-ever beer marmalade – Marm & Ale – combining oak-aged IPA with Dundee’s finest preserve.

It has also brewed a brand new flavour of marmalade IPA using the brewery’s trademarked beer percolator that allows it to infuse beers with accent flavours from a wide range of artisanal ingredients. Customers have been invited to its newly-opened Beer Kitchen – the second in what it hopes to be an international chain soon – in Dundee to try out this new spreadable brew for free for a limited time.

“Launching in this great city has provided us with an opportunity to do what we do best: push the boundaries of what’s possible with beer through innovation and experimentation,” commented Innis & Gunn Founder and Master Brewer Dougal Sharp, “That’s why we’ve been hard at work brewing a marmalade IPA and even creating spreadable beer for adventurous foodies.”

The brewery’s first Beer Kitchen in Edinburgh scooped the award for New Casual Dining Design Concept of the Year at the Casual Dining Awards in February and the ‘Beer Kitchen’ brand will continue to roll out venues across the UK and internationally with plans for another two sites by the end of 2016.

Spreadable beer in the form of Marm & Ale.

Spreadable beer in the form of Marm & Ale.


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