• This week's beer of the week is the best IPA in Scotland on current evidence. As simple as that.

  • Edinburgh has a new taproom - courtesy of Leith's Campervan Brewery

  • Meet the carefully-branded saviour of craft beer - the nee-pa

  • Sometimes going a long way for a beer festival gives you a unique viewpoint

  • For lager marketers, what's the most important thing? What happens when you wait for your beer, it seems

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Beer of the Week – Deeside MacBeth

Beer of the Week – Deeside MacBeth

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Jul 21, 2017
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There are so many beers hitting the shelves and bar counters in Scotland at the moment – of every possible style and with all kinds of added ingredients. It’s amazing, giving something different every time you fancy a beer. And yet that can mean that some of the classics of Scottish brewing become lost in […]

Beer Festivals Abroad – Porto Beer Fest

Beer Festivals Abroad – Porto Beer Fest

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Jul 17, 2017
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Festivals. You know what you are getting, right? Either turn up at the church hall and pick up your pint glass before scanning the massed ranks of gantried casks or walk into the old mink abattoir and tie on the gold lamé wristband before handing your Teku to a guy pouring strawberry daiquiri IPA. But […]

Beer of the Week – Fyne Ales Hurricane Jack

Beer of the Week – Fyne Ales Hurricane Jack

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Jul 14, 2017
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The weekend is just about here once again, and as we hit the middle of July it’s time for a beer recommendation perfect for this time of year. Every Friday throughout 2017 I’ll be detailing a single release from a Scottish producer that deserves greater recognition due to how incredible it is. Not all linked […]

Beer of the Week – BrewDog Kingpin

Beer of the Week – BrewDog Kingpin

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Jul 7, 2017
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It’s time for the twenty-seventh recommendation in my series of weekly beers to seek out from Scottish producers that may be flying under the radar (the beers, that is, not the breweries). Each and every Friday throughout 2017 I’ll be shining a spotlight on a particular beer that if you’ve not had the pleasure of […]

Scottish Real Ale Festival 2017 Preview

Scottish Real Ale Festival 2017 Preview

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Jul 5, 2017
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Tomorrow at around this time the doors open at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange to the 2017 iteration of the Scottish Real Ale Festival, the annual CAMRA gathering in the west of the city with dozens of beers on offer. In putting this post together I realised this one is the tenth anniversary of the first […]

So Carlsberg had eyes on…the London Fields Brewery?

So Carlsberg had eyes on…the London Fields Brewery?

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Jul 4, 2017
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A couple of months ago the Morning Advertiser revealed that Carlsberg UK had plans to buyout a British craft brewery to bolster their beery credentials, helping their portfolio make the leap from fickle lagerboys to dedicated followers of the one true beer faith. At the time, it caused a fair bit of mildly fevered speculation […]

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