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Beer of the Week – Tempest Easy Living Pils

Beer of the Week – Tempest Easy Living Pils

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Feb 3, 2017
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As we are now into the second month of the year, it is time for the fifth in my series of fifty-two unsung Scottish beers that need to be in your viewfinder if you’ve never managed to try them before. So far as January ran its course we have had beers from Fyne Ales, Swannay, […]

Craft Beer and the Dangers of Self-Parody

Craft Beer and the Dangers of Self-Parody

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Jan 31, 2017
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Hype. Momentum. Passion. For better or worse, these are all things that craft beer needs to gain to eke further into the mainstream of the UK beer culture. It’s happening; tickets for craft beer festivals are selling out faster than ever, new releases are being hoovered up on beer-toting websites quicker than they can be […]

Beer of the Week – Traquair House Ale

Beer of the Week – Traquair House Ale

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Jan 27, 2017
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Time to turn the attention towards a single beer for the week-ending post looking at one of the classic Scottish examples you should try (if you haven’t already). Since starting in the first week of the year I’ve highlighted three unsung heroes of Scottish brewing – Fyne Ales Highlander, Swannay Old Norway and Broughton Old […]

Honesty is the Best Policy

Honesty is the Best Policy

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Jan 25, 2017
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A couple of weeks ago I quickly jotted down a few trends that I think might start to become more prominent in 2017 – but one I missed off the list is something else that has come to light recently, and it’s one of the most welcome trends I can remember for a while. Breweries, […]

2016 – The Year Scottish Brewing Changed Forever

2016 – The Year Scottish Brewing Changed Forever

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Jan 23, 2017
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Breweries Opening in Scotland (by year)(since 2010) 2010 – 6 2011 – 10 2012 – 15 2013 – 9 2014 – 22 2015 – 20 2016 – 35 I remember back in 2012 when those 15 new breweries appeared on the scene, thinking it was quite an astonishing figure. And now here we are four […]

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