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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 […]

Beer of the Week – Windswept Tornado

Beer of the Week – Windswept Tornado

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Oct 6, 2017
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Every week throughout 2017 I’ll be running the rule over a Scottish beer that I believe deserves a little more love and a lot more credit. So it’s time for another recommendation of something to seek out and add to your drinking cupboard as soon as you possibly can. With around 150 breweries in Scotland […]

Beer of the Week – Williams Bros Profanity Stout

Beer of the Week – Williams Bros Profanity Stout

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Sep 29, 2017
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Friday is here so that brings with it another beer recommendation from yours truly. Each and every weekend this year will be kicked off with a Scottish beer I think is flying under the radar and needs just a little bit more love – because we have so much incredible beer up here, sometimes the […]

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