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Beer of the Week – Knops Musselburgh Broke

Beer of the Week – Knops Musselburgh Broke

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Nov 10, 2017
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It’s Friday once again, so time for another in my (now long-running) series of weekly recommendations on a single Scottish beer that should be in your tasting glass if you haven’t already had the chance to try it. With so much amazing new beer out there, sometimes it can be hard to keep up – […]

Beer of the Week – Fyne Ales Vital Spark

Beer of the Week – Fyne Ales Vital Spark

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Nov 3, 2017
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After last week’s two-for-one edition, this time it’s back to just a single beer recommendation on which to end the week. With less than ten to go, you’d think I might be struggling to still find unsung Scottish beers to feature in this series – but the opposite is true.* There are so many amazing […]

Lovibonds Brewery on the brink

Lovibonds Brewery on the brink

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Nov 2, 2017
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Establishing, operating and – with time – growing a brewery is a tough task, with unforeseen problems rearing their head at will. Irrespective of whether the recent boom in craft beer is sustainable or not, the everyday pressures of running a small business can leave some producers skating on thin ice through no fault of […]

Beer of the Week – Cromarty Ghost Town

Beer of the Week – Cromarty Ghost Town

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Oct 27, 2017
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Beer of the Week, take two that is. Sadly I ran out of time to post one last week so this is a double-edition, and following along from Swannay’s outstanding Sneaky Wee Orkney Stout we remain on the dark side but flick over to its other half and talk about another porter. I say another, […]

Beer of the Week – Swannay Sneaky Wee Orkney Stout

Beer of the Week – Swannay Sneaky Wee Orkney Stout

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Oct 27, 2017
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Another week draws to a close with a beery recommendation from me on a great Scottish beer that might be flying under your radar. Two, in fact, as last week I ran out of time to get one up so it’s a twofer this time around. And in an act of true symmetry the beers […]

Beer of the Week – Campervan Pacific Zest

Beer of the Week – Campervan Pacific Zest

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Oct 13, 2017
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Friday is here once again – they just keep on coming – and so that means another chance to pass on a tip about a Scottish beer that may well be flying under your radar. Every week throughout 2017 I will be doing this, giving a little love to a beer that deserves to be […]

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