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Beer of the Week – Orkney Dark Island

Beer of the Week – Orkney Dark Island

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May 5, 2017
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The weeks must be getting faster – May is here and it really doesn’t seem like seven days since the last Beer of the Week post. But there you go, we are now into the eighteenth featured unsung Scottish beer for you to try if you haven’t already, and the long lazy days of the […]

The Tempest Springfest: Festivals in Microcosm

The Tempest Springfest: Festivals in Microcosm

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May 4, 2017
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Last weekend the good people of Tempest Brewing threw their doors open to several hundred people at their Tweedbank facility for a beer festival – the second they have held there, following on from last years’ Oktoberfest (which will take place again in a few month’s time). I went along with my wife and dog, […]

Beer of the Week – Harviestoun The Ridge

Beer of the Week – Harviestoun The Ridge

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Apr 28, 2017
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Friday means two things – firstly that the weekend is just around the corner, and secondly it’s time for another beery recommendation from the growing list of the most unsung beers in Scotland. On the cusp of every weekend this year I’ll be putting forth a suggestions of a beer that might well have flown […]

Beer of the Week – St Andrews Eighty Bob

Beer of the Week – St Andrews Eighty Bob

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Apr 21, 2017
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Time to round out the week with another suggestion of one of Scotland’s great unsung beers that you should sample (if you haven’t already). Each and every Friday this year I’ll be taking a look at a specific bottled beer you can get hold of and yet has somehow flown under the radar. For the […]

Beer of the Week – Loch Ness Light Ness

Beer of the Week – Loch Ness Light Ness

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Apr 14, 2017
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Another Friday, and another chance to stock your beer fridge with one of the unsung heroes of Scottish brewing. Each and every week this year I’ll be leading into the weekend with a beer that deserves to be on your radar if you aren’t already familiar with it – and for the fifteenth in the […]

#TrainBeer? Save it for when you get there…

#TrainBeer? Save it for when you get there…

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Apr 11, 2017
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There is nothing more British than drinking on trains. Well, maybe drinking in airports before dawn, but that’s about the only exception. Anybody who travels on public transport has seen it for themselves on pretty much every train trip – the buckets of lager, the crates of beer, the bottles of fizz and plastic cups. […]

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