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Each month we look up to the moon and see how our current experience stands in its wake.

July’s full moon is dubbed the Buck Moon because “because the antlers of male deer (bucks) are in full-growth mode at this time. Bucks shed and regrow their antlers each year, producing a larger and more impressive set as the years go by.” as explained by the Farmer’s Almanac.

To see deer around Edinburgh you can head to Corstorphine Hill for a chance to see some roe deer or head up to Fife to The Scottish Deer Centre set across 55 acres of countryside.

We’re also in full-growth mode as we’re due to put the second batches of our core range of beers into cans next week.

Why do moons have names? “The early Native Americans didn’t record time using months of the Julian or Gregorian calendar. Instead, tribes gave each full moon a nickname to keep track of the seasons and lunar months.” – The Telegraph

The Buck Moon will grace our skies on Saturday 24th July.

Lunar Cycle

BREWING BY THE MOON

Farmers grow crops, including hops and barley, by cycles of the moon, the tides are in harmony with the moon and these ingredients make our beer and our beer reflects their qualities.

Moonwake means “the moon’s reflection on a body of water”. This speaks to the brewery’s location on The Shore in Leith, Edinburgh, the importance of water as a brewing ingredient, and our beer’s reflection of our collective experience.