Each month we will look up to the moon and see how our current experiences stand in its wake.
June’s full moon is dubbed the Strawberry Moon, it is the time of year strawberries ripen ready for picking and foraging. It shall crest in our skies on Thursday 24th June, the night before we release our Milk Stout, a perfect pairing for those strawberries.
This month’s full moon rises in Capricorn taking us into Cancer season. This may come as a reprieve to the intensity of Gemini which gave us two supermoons and a partial eclipse challenging us with obstacles and hard work.
Gemini has a changing, energised and lively nature, while Cancer is a big homebody, making a calmer pace allowing for soaking up some summer sun with your nearest and dearest in a beer garden with a cold pint.
The energy of the Strawberry Moon means we can focus on the fruits of our labour, from the past season and take time to reflect, take stock of our wares. In our case, our first brews being released into the wilds of a few select Edinburgh pubs.
Full moon in Capricorn should let us celebrate our endeavours and we could not agree with that sentiment more as we look forward to our first tap showcase of all four of our beers on July 1st.
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 Strawberry Moon will grace our skies on Thursday 24th June.
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.