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

August’s full moon is dubbed the Sturgeon Moon because “the giant sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain in the US were most readily caught during this part of summer.” the Farmer’s Almanac explains. Not named after our first minister.

If you’ve been looking for a blue moon, here’s your chance. This weekend is your chance. However, it won’t actually appear blue in the sky.

A blue moon occurs when there are four full moons in a season rather than the usual three.

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 Sturgeon Moon will grace our skies on Sunday 22nd August.

Lunar Cycle


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.