Beer of the Week – Fyne Ales Highlander

Beer of the Week – Fyne Ales Highlander

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Jan 6, 2017
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There is so much amazing beer out there now – it is all but impossible to track down everything released and still fully enjoy it (ask the RateBeer guys – you can do one but not both). Even if you just stick to the output of a single region or city it can be tough […]

Breweries to watch out for in 2017

Breweries to watch out for in 2017

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Jan 5, 2017
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Here we are, staring bleary-eyed at another year having rolled around. 2016 saw lean times on the BeerCast in terms of writing, but there was more than ever going on in the world of brewing in the UK. As this is now the tenth year I have been writing about beer, that is more than […]

Double Up

Double Up

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Aug 5, 2015
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Well, all those emails and calls certainly paid off. A tweet, linked to Instagram, plops into the timeline in the middle of the afternoon, with a mere six words of fanfare. In a single moment, that announcement carries the suggestion of a beer that many people have been wondering about for a long time. Fyne […]

Linger

Linger

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Jun 18, 2015
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Here are five of the best Scottish beers I can think of for Linger – with these, the rewards just keep on coming. Tempest Unforgiven (5.4%) A juniper rye ale with smoked oak, on cask this one goes on and on. Smoked and rauchbiers are (in)famous for their long, deep aftertastes, the addition of juniper […]

FyneFest 2015

FyneFest 2015

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Jun 15, 2015
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If you’re not familiar, FyneFest is the yearly beer festival hosted by Argyll’s Fyne Ales, held on location where the beer is made, and where the principal ingredient often arrives in spades. Since the early days, it has changed beyond recognition – with the move to its own field, the arrival of guest beers, and […]

Saint Guinness Day

Saint Guinness Day

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Mar 17, 2014
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Happy Saint Guinness Day! Today, around the world, hundreds of thousands of dark pints will be churned out, knocked back and knocked over – all in the name of a long-passed, snake-managing missionary. It’s the biggest day of commercialisation in the beer world, bar none. Over the years, Dublin’s most famed export has become so […]

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