Time for a pint of Harviestoun Heaven Cent

Islay Links

This evening marks the start of my two week staycation in West Berkshire. As I wrote earlier I’ve decided not to travel to Islay as originally planned. Since I’m not going to Scotland I’ve ordered a bit of Scotland to come to me. And yes, there is an Islay link here….

Picture of a mini keg of Harviestoun Heaven Cent and a glass of real ale
Harviestoun Heaven Cent

The beer I’m enjoying this evening (with a nice pizza, although sadly not from the Peatzeria) is a Harviestoun Heaven Cent. Now you might say, Harviestoun Brewery, isn’t that in Clackmannanshire? And you would be right. However, the IPA in question was created by Lisa Matthews. And you probably guessed it, yes, the youngest Scottish female brewer grew up on Islay.

While I’m not an expert I think Lisa did a fantastic job. To me it tastes very well balanced, just right between the bitterness and the fruitiness (or whatever you call it). I love it. While I ordered it blind I’m pleased that I took the risk and trusted Lisa doing a great job. I’ve got two mini kegs (which is how I was able to take a picture of a closed keg and a full glass next to it), one for this weekend, the other one probably for next weekend. I hope it will become part of the regular line-up at Harviestoun.

Author: Armin Grewe

I blog about Islay.

4 thoughts on “Time for a pint of Harviestoun Heaven Cent”

  1. Hi Armin, It’s sad we cannot go, I postponed my 3 week trip to Scotland (June 2020) to next year same time. Luckily I was able to visit my best friend John O’ Donnell in Alloa in October 2019 for the famous Alloa Cask ale and Cider festival (CAMRA Forth Valley) For the Harvistoun brewery this is their home fest and always present. Great beers, Schiehallion and Old Engine Oil to name a few.
    Well, stay home and stay safe. Greetings Erwin Castricum, west coast Holland.

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