Beer of the Week – Broughton Old Jock

Beer of the Week – Broughton Old Jock

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Jan 20, 2017
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As it’s Friday again, let’s power up the spotlight and point it at another in my series of 52 unsung Scottish beers to try. There are so many amazing new things on offer north of the border, but whilst the brewing scene here continues to go from strength to strength it means the classics are […]

Scotland’s most underrated beers?

Scotland’s most underrated beers?

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Aug 22, 2012
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“OMG! This imperial Belgian-style gooseberry quad aged on balsamic-infused teak is the business!! It owned the 99 on RateBeer! And the check-ins on untappd! The guy that vlogs – you know, the one who’s wife’s pants are on the washing line in the background – he went so mental over this beer it came out […]

Sainsbury’s Great British Beer Hunt 2012

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Apr 30, 2012
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Over the past few years supermarkets have caught on to the ‘premium bottled ale’ market, steadily improving the selection of beer in their stores, and some even moving towards regional variation to appeal to shoppers. Sainsbury’s launched a contest in 2008 to encourage brewers to offer up their PBA’s for selection – with Bath Ales […]

Scottish Real Ale Festival 2010

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Jun 27, 2010
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Following the announcement that Highland Orkney Blast was awarded the 2010 Champion Beer of Scotland, it was time to pay a visit to the festival as a punter and sample some of the new and unusual beers on offer this year. Nobody attends the SRAF to drink Deuchars IPA, after all. As ever, the larger […]

BeerCast #35 – Not just any BeerCast…

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Jul 4, 2009
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BeerCast #35 – Not just any BeerCast. Our London panel take to the airwaves once again, having sourced some of the ‘own brand’ ales from Marks & Spencer. Brewed by some of the top producers in the country, these are badged as M&S ales and sold all over the country. Joining Andy and Jess are BeerCast first timers Nick and Kat. Unfortunately for an anchor, Andy was a touch far from the mic – but he is there!

1. M&S Buckinghamshire Ale (4.6%)
2. M&S Cornish IPA (5.0%)
3. M&S Yorkshire Bitter (4.6%)
4. M&S Organic Ale (6.0%)

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The 2007 Scottish Beer Festival

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Jul 17, 2007
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There are few countries on Earth that do the ‘lots of earnest men in a musty hall’ type days out better than the Brits. Like it or not (and CAMRA probably don’t), beer has that reputation – or rather, ‘real ale’ has that reputation. The hip, funky, savvy kids of today drink Becks or Budweiser. […]

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