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 […]

Fyne Ales announce massive £2m expansion

Fyne Ales announce massive £2m expansion

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Feb 20, 2014
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The Fyne Ales livestock shed; site of the brewery development. Photo by Adam Shafi of Walking and Crawling, used with permission It’s been something of a long time in coming, but finally, the news we were all waiting for has arrived from the mist-shrouded Argyll hillsides. Fyne Ales, one of Scotland’s most respected producers, are […]

Battle of the Brewers IV

Battle of the Brewers IV

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Feb 7, 2014
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Can Stewart Brewing be stopped? Apparently not, it would seem. Last night, once again, they crushed the opposition in their Battle of the Brewers challenge, this time held concurrently in Edinburgh’s Holyrood 9A and Glasgow’s Inn Deep (I can imagine the Williamsii present taking a sip of each and tutting, wistfully). Following a Balboa-esque one-two-three […]

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