Luckie Ales: Journey’s End and New Beginnings

Luckie Ales: Journey’s End and New Beginnings

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Jan 18, 2017
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“I wish I had started brewing 10 years earlier,” Stuart told me. “I would have been able to sell a five barrel brewery by now and had a few employees to do the grunt work. As it is I’ll carry on home-brewing – there are a lot of old ales to brew, especially the stronger […]

England v Scotland – the live beer challenge

England v Scotland – the live beer challenge

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Aug 19, 2013
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Last week, for the first time in fourteen years, England and Scotland met on the football field. To commemorate the welcome return of the home international, we thought it only right to emulate the occasion in the only way we know how – by drinking beer (and in an orderly, pre-defined, yet rapid manner). Not […]

The Mystery Bottle

The Mystery Bottle

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May 8, 2013
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Time. It may be a great healer, but it sure pays havoc with the old grey matter. Recently, in moving house, my elegantly sorted and ordered beer cellar had to be transplanted to the new location. Boxing up the fifty or so bottled beers I’ve got wasn’t too much of a hardship – thankfully everything […]

Luckie Ales – Scotland’s best brewing secret

Luckie Ales – Scotland’s best brewing secret

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Mar 25, 2013
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These days, with the way the world is, secrets can be hard to keep. This is particularly true of the modern British beer scene, with so many drinkers, bloggers, festival-goers, tweeters, Facebookers and UnTappders (UnTappdians?). Even though the industry has flourished through the thousand-producer mark, remaining below the parapet can be difficult, if not practically […]

Breweries to watch out for in 2012…

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Jan 9, 2012
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As we head into the New Year, the UK brewing scene seems to be in great shape. The economic climate might be as bad as a Scottish hurricane, and the Government seems intent on sticking it to everybody in the industry (with a few, notable, exceptions) – but this is a fantastic time to be […]

Get Luckie…

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Aug 7, 2011
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Over the last few years Scotland has developed a thriving microbrewing scene, as more and more brave souls take the plunge into something greater than homebrew. Back in 2008 Stuart McLuckie first offered up his wares to the public, from a small plant in deepest Fife. Luckie Ales may be relatively new on the scene […]

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