Each month we will be looking up to the moon and seeing how our current experiences stand in its wake.
May’s full moon is dubbed the Flower Moon and it’s the second and largest super moon we will see this year — fingers crossed the clouds clear so we can spot a view of it as the sun goes down.
On average, supermoons are about 7% bigger and about 15% brighter than a typical full Moon.
Tonight’s Flower Super Moon name is named in tandem with flowers continuing to spring forth in abundance this May — as are our beers, with two now in tank. We can now say that our beer is springing forth as we have our Lager and our Pale Ale brewed and fermenting away in tank.
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 Flower Moon will grace our skies on Wednesday 26th May.
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.