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

  • Fyne Ales make more amazing pale ales than anyone else in Scotland - it stands to reason some are under-rated...

  • This week's beery recommendation is a lager from a Scottish brewery you may have heard of

  • The 2017 Scottish Real Ale Festival begins tomorrow - so here's the beer list

  • So Carlsberg found their partner. And it was a surprise to everybody.

  • For the latest beer of the week recommendation, it's back to the dark side...

  • Six years in, Heriot-Watt's student-powered beer sees no signs of slowing down

  • 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 – 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 […]

Spot the Difference

Spot the Difference

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May 22, 2017
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What you may think yourself is irrelevant. What the brewery thinks as a whole…that is the standard for judgement. You repress your own standards. The other day I caught up with a documentary that had a number of fascinating moments, as it went behind the scenes at several breweries to get a more intimate look […]

Beer of the Week – Cairngorm Black Gold

Beer of the Week – Cairngorm Black Gold

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May 19, 2017
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Friday means that the weekend is just around the corner, and with it the chance to kick back with a beer or three (unless you have already been doing that all week). Every seven days at this time I will be detailing a particular Scottish beer and letting you know exactly why it should be […]

Out in the Cold

Out in the Cold

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May 16, 2017
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When is the very worst time to be a beer drinker? For every moment you’re about to operate heavy machinery or have been talked into giving up beer for Lent – or as we now call it, Dry January, there is a much worse occasion for the beer lover – and (unlike Dry January) it […]

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