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Beer of the Week – Top Out Schmankerl

Beer of the Week – Top Out Schmankerl

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Jun 16, 2017
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Another working week grinds to a halt and heralds the start of another two-day sojourn from the day job. The other thing Friday signifies is the spotlight being swung onto a Scottish beer that maybe doesn’t quite get the attention it deserves. Each and every week I’ll be doing just that, and letting you know […]

Beer of the Week – Spey Valley Spey Stout

Beer of the Week – Spey Valley Spey Stout

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Jun 9, 2017
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Friday is with us once again and as the news filters through about the General Election it is business as usual in terms of the weekly selection of an unsung Scottish beer for your perusal. On the cusp of every weekend this year I will be shining a light on a single Scottish beer, which […]

Why AB InBev bought into RateBeer…and why they didn’t

Why AB InBev bought into RateBeer…and why they didn’t

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Jun 6, 2017
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So, Anheuser-Busch InBev are at it again. The deepest chequebooks in beer(TM) have purchased another chunk of the global brewing scene to add to their portfolio. Except, this time it isn’t an American craft brewery of which you’d never heard and now the Twitter crafterati are shunning with a vengeance. You’d be forgiven to have […]

Beer of the Week – Black Isle Red Kite

Beer of the Week – Black Isle Red Kite

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Jun 2, 2017
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The weekend is here again so for the twenty-second time this year I’m about to shine a spotlight on a single Scottish beer that I think has to date flown under the radar. I’ll be doing this at the end of every working week throughout 2017 in order to spread more of the love to […]

What Makes or Breaks a Beer Festival? It’s Not Neccesarily the Beer…

What Makes or Breaks a Beer Festival? It’s Not Neccesarily the Beer…

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May 30, 2017
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When organising, hosting or curating a beer festival there are dozens of things that you need to take into account in order for it to be considered a success. The list is huge. From the logistics of getting all the drinks in, to how ticketing is going to work, to the level of wackiness you’re […]

Beer of the Week – Strathaven Craigmill Mild

Beer of the Week – Strathaven Craigmill Mild

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May 26, 2017
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Every Friday throughout 2017 I will be publishing a blog post shining a spotlight on a specific beer that I think deserves greater attention – these are the 52 unsung heroes of brewing in Scotland. Just in time for the weekend; an update on a beer that if you don’t already know then maybe you […]

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