A new brewery is to open at Bowhouse this September along with a flour mill.

The new brewery is to be run by Lucy Hine and Stephen Marshall from East Neuk Organic Brewing & Distilling Ltd,  who will create a small range of nourishing, organic beers, inspired by the nearby coastline, under the name ‘Futtle’.

They will specialise in farmhouse styles, experimenting with wild yeasts and spontaneous fermentation and using traditional organic grains from the fields of Balcaskie on the doorstep of the brewery.

The mill will be run by Scotland the Bread, which has been growing and experimenting with a range of new and heritage  Scottish and Nordic varieties of nutrient-rich grains in the fields at Balcaskie Estate, where Bowhouse is based. These grains will be milled and sold as speciality flours.

Bowhouse opened in July 2017 and is home to a growing number of artisan producers. It is also known as the venue for the monthly food weekends, which bring together local food and drink producers and street food traders in an atmosphere where visitors can experience world-class produce direct from the maker in an atmosphere with live music and hands-on workshops.  This month Bowhouse celebrated its first birthday with its monthly food weekend drawing a record 5623 visitors over the two-day event.