Brewmeister reveal a new look. But how ‘new’ is it?

Brewmeister reveal a new look. But how ‘new’ is it?

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Jan 27, 2014
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January isn’t even in the books yet, but already 2014 is shaping up to be a year when disputes, challenges, and general sniping become much more of an issue in the UK beer world. As the inexorable rise in the number of breweries continues, inevitably toes are stood on*, sabres are rattled, and the protagonists […]

New (bottled) Brew Friday

New (bottled) Brew Friday

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Jan 17, 2014
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As ever, it’s fairly tough to keep up with all the news coming out of the Scottish beer scene at the moment. However, by anyone’s standards, today has seen the presses whirring at double quick time (or the modern equivalent. Servers, I suppose). In a strange, yet rather lovely, co-incidence, the brewers of Scotland seem […]

Best new beers of 2013…the best of the rest

Best new beers of 2013…the best of the rest

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Dec 16, 2013
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Last week, as is traditional for the second week of December, the BeerCast was turned over to the newcomers – the six best new British beers of 2013. They were, in my eyes (in order of release):- Harbour Aji Limon IPA Magic Rock Salty Kiss Tempest Old Parochial Fyne Ales/Wild Beer Cool as a Cucumber […]

A festival of BrewDog collaboration? Why times have changed…

A festival of BrewDog collaboration? Why times have changed…

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Oct 21, 2013
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When BrewDog announced, back in September, that they were planning a festival of beers made in collaboration with eleven different British breweries, it raised more than a few eyebrows. After all, back in 2009 when 5am Saint launched, they declared on the label “The UK beer scene is sick. And we are the fucking doctor.”* […]

Dead Metaphor Launches 17/10

Dead Metaphor Launches 17/10

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Oct 16, 2013
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Just a quick reminder – if you’d like to be amongst the first people to sample Dead Metaphor (and the first people in Scotland, certainly), it will be officially launched tomorrow night, Thursday 17th, at 7pm in BrewDog Edinburgh. Head down to the Cowgate and chat to me about the beer, the reasons behind it, […]

Ellon – a look around the new BrewDog brewery

Ellon – a look around the new BrewDog brewery

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Sep 12, 2013
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Following the brewday that Rob from Hopzine.com and myself had been on last weekend at the original Fraserburgh plant, we then travelled the thirty miles or so to Ellon, for a look around the new BrewDog brewery. It’s instantly, hugely different. Despite being in a dip in the road, the external tanks become visible pretty […]

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