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Perfect Peaks Brews- The Why


Perfect Peaks Brews.

Perfect Peaks Brews is an independent nano brewing operation based in Cascais Portugal. Motivated by my love for outdoor adventure and endurance sports and respect for the craft brewing industry. I wanted to create a beer to be  drunk celebrating that camaraderie and convivial moment  laughing and teasing with friends after a shared experience.  A lifestyle beer a post surf sunset,  a BBQ or a recovery after trail run or cycling beer. 

Cascais Sintra and  greater Lisbon coast naturally propose's an adventurous outdoor lifestyle. Where else do you wake up thinking What uun things shall we do today?  Surfing, Ocean Swimming, Hiking, Trail Running, Kite, Sailing, Rock Climbing all froms of cycling the list and opportunity seem endless... . All these activities deserve the PerfectPeaksMoment.

The #perfectpeaksmoment. The body relaxes as in transitions from an adrenaline fueled "Flight or Fight" state to a relaxed nano-adrenalin "Feed and Breed" state.  Watching sunsets as last few waves of the day break, or mountain scapes take on the golden and red hues, resting aching muscles or simply relaxing chatting with friends.


Why create a independent beer

Drinking with friends after endurance and action sports in the Swiss and French Alpes. I always thought these moments merit something special an alternative to the  ubiquitous, anemic commoditised beers.  Wine was to strong in alcohol and satiating a thirst with wine left me tired and drunk. Water seemed so pallid fizzy sodas were impossibly sweet. Beer seemed to be the answer but I needed it to have flavour, be lower in carbonation.  After travelling in the UK tasting real pale ales and witnessing the birth of the craft ale movement while surfing in California and Australia.  I learnt it would be possible to create my own beer  using only natural ingredients and traditional brewing processes. 


 After home brewing for a few years the standard IPA's I reacted against the trend of most bitter and strongest in Alcohol. I personally found the "arms race" of bitterness  and strength in %Alc made craft beer impossible for a lot of people. I want  a couple of beer after sport or watching the sunset as the end of my activity but not be inebriated, this was just the start of my evening. I wanted to celebrate the day but not ruin tomorrow. 

In doing so we have created 3 crafted beers, each reflecting the fundamental flavours of beer. Our Golden Ale highlights the complex floral, herbal and fruit flavours of hops. Our Red Ale highlights the warm comforting caramel and  toffee flavours of  crystal or kilned malts. Our Black Ale reflects the coffee and chocolate nuances of roasted grain. 
We choose to keep our craft beer simple and smooth,and they serve and a great introduction a "a gateway" to the wonderful world of craft beer. Take your preference as far as you can, like the fruity herbal flavours of our Golden Ale  try IPA's Double IPA's. Like the roasted nature of our Black Ale try Imperial Stouts and Pastry Stouts ...yes black beers with  sweetness  and dessert like flavours added. Tempted by a Pecan Mud Cake stout?

Craft Beer as a Recovery drink

Craft beer has become a popular choice for athletes as a way to celebrate and recover after sport. Our craft beers are brewed with natural ingredients that are rich in carbohydrates and electrolytes, which can help restore energy and rehydrate the body after a workout.

Camille Herron drinks beer during her ultra marathon trail running races. Famously saying "Haha, yesss! It actually happened by accident. I was feeling nauseated one time in a hot trail race. Nothing was working to make me feel better. We’d gotten a 6 pack of Rogue Dead Guy Ale for after the race. My husband offered me a beer, and boom — I popped out of the chair and got back running! I broke the course record by 27 minutes! It’s my magic elixir now in ultras."

In addition, craft beer can be a great way to socialize and relax after a tough workout or competition. Many athletes enjoy sharing a beer with their teammates or friends as a way to celebrate their accomplishments and bond over their shared love of sport.

Overall, craft beer can be a fun and enjoyable way to celebrate and recover after sport, but it should be consumed responsibly and in moderation.  While studying I did a module on Toxicolgy the golden rule of Toxicology has always stayed with me 

"All things are poison, and nothing is without poison; the dosage alone makes it so a thing is not a poison." —Paracelsus, 1538


We want you out there enjoying #perfectpeakscountry and many more #perfectpeaksmoments.



The Beers


Perfect Peaks Golden Ale

Gold - We Celebrate.  Fresh, dry, crisp and easy to drink beer.

Flavour Profile:
Light Pils malt and the rounded mouthfeel of wheat provide a crisp foundation for the molten brightness of the Nelson Sauvignon hop, white peach, gooseberry, pepper and fresh grass flavours can be revealed. An easy drinking craft beer, a half way between a commercial larger and a Pale Ale or session IPA with a signature hop flavour but no hop bitterness.

Inspired by:

  • Classic Czech Pils
  • Pouilly Fume Sauvignon Blanc
  • Vinho Verde

Drinking Moment:
For all the post-exercise “feel good” moments, where you pass a bottle to your friends and open up a cold one together as you celebrate an accomplished day while looking out to the sunset. Low in alcohol and carbonation, making this beer a real thirst quencher.


Red Ale

Red - We Recover... with rich and smooth for the comfort after effort rich deep malt intense beer. Dark garnet colour with an easy to drink flavour.

Flavour Profile:
Rich crystal malts provides  for a light sweetness. This sweetness is expertly balanced with noble English hops to avoid “cloggy” sweetness in the mouth. Toffee apple caramel and coffee notes with an overall smoothness.

Inspired by:

  • Irish Red Ale
  • English Bitter
  • Toffee Apple Caramel
  • Coffee

Drinking Moment:
The comfort after effort beverage. Your trophy for all the sweat and out of breath
moments. Soothing those aching muscles as you laugh it off and relax with friends after an intense adrenaline-filled day. Full of toffee apple caramels and coffee richness.

Black Ale

Black - Be Revived with dark, smooth, deep, and full flavoured relaxation.

Flavour Profile:
A deep rich black beer created with dark roasted malts. The bitterness is derived from the malt rather than hops. Coffee and dark chocolate dominate this dense beer with a touch of Iodine and pine. North Atlantic storm in a beer.

Inspired by:

  • Stout
  • Scotch Whiskey
  • Espresso Martini

Drinking Moment:
It was a long day full of "make it or break it" moments as you are thankful for being alive and passing the test of survival. Now it is time to sink back into your favorite chair as you open up a cold one. Sighing with relief after every sip, entering deep relaxation mode. You deserve this.


Cascais - Our adopted Home

As any web search will return Cascais is a beautiful seaside town 30 mins from Lisbon on the Atlantic Coast. From its humble beginnings as a small fishing village to its gentrification in the 1870's as King  Luis I and his court made cascais their summer residence.  Cascais is a stunning coastal city in Portugal that offers something for everyone. From its beautiful beaches to its vibrant nightlife, Cascais has something to offer for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or an exciting adventure, Cascais has it all. With its stunning views, delicious cuisine and friendly locals, it’s no wonder why so many people flock to this beautiful city each year. Whether you’re looking to explore the culture or just kick back and relax on the beach, Cascais is sure to provide an unforgettable experience.


However not enough is made of Cascais and Sintra as an incredible multisport arena. Cascais has a burgeoning outdoor, wellness, endurance and action sport athlete community.

The Atlantic Ocean and coast and the lush Sintra forest provide for about every adventure and endurance sport. The Cascais & Sintra coast  and national park is truly and incredible theatre for out door endurance and action sports. 




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