Beer of the Week – Orkney Red MacGregor

Beer of the Week – Orkney Red MacGregor

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Nov 21, 2017
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The end is in sight, but there are still a few more amazing unsung Scottish beers on the horizon before we hit the 52nd and final beer in this series – and that beer, I should say at this point, is going to be the overall singlemost unsung beer we have currently in this part […]

Beer of the Week – Orkney Dark Island

Beer of the Week – Orkney Dark Island

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May 5, 2017
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The weeks must be getting faster – May is here and it really doesn’t seem like seven days since the last Beer of the Week post. But there you go, we are now into the eighteenth featured unsung Scottish beer for you to try if you haven’t already, and the long lazy days of the […]

Beer of the Week – Orkney Skull Splitter

Beer of the Week – Orkney Skull Splitter

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Mar 17, 2017
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Another weekend begins with a beery recommendation – every seven days throughout 2017 I’ll be shining a light on an unsung Scottish beer that you should track down if you haven’t tried it before, as it deserves to be in your drinking chalice of choice. From brand new beers to old classics, the series will […]

BeerCast #66 – Christmas Special 2011

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Dec 20, 2011
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BeerCast #66 – Christmas Special 2011. Our festive panel get to grips with six seasonal beers, as we tuck into the mince pies and toast by the fire our fifth annual Christmas Special. On the panel today – Richard, Shovels and Grooben. As tradition has it, we also rate each beer’s label for festive factor. Merry Christmas to all of our podcast listeners, from all at the BeerCast!

1. Cotleigh Red Nose Reinbeer (5.0%)
2. Het Anker Gouden Carolus Christmas (10.5%)
3. Williams Brothers Nollaig (7.0%)
4. Sinclair Atlas Clootie Dumpling (4.3%)
5. De Ranke Père Noël (7.0%)
6. Anchor Our Special Ale 2011 (5.5%)

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BeerCast #64 – Big BeerCast

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Oct 20, 2011
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BeerCast #64 – Big BeerCast. On the 1st of October 2011, the UK Treasury increased duty on all beer over 7.5%. Listen to this podcast to find out why that’s a terrible idea, and might have serious implications for British brewing. We also sample four of the very best strong ales this country has to offer as we go, and manage to reveal the surprising history behind Bluetooth, why coffee is the new drug of choice, and how to find a greyhound on Orkney. The panel today – Richard, Grooben and Shovels.

1. Sinclair Orkney Skullsplitter (8.5%)
2. Traquair House Jacobite Ale (8.0%)
3. Thornbridge St Petersburg (7.7%)
4. BrewDog Abstrakt AB:06 (11.2%)

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Autumnal Ales

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Oct 28, 2009
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The concept of seasonality is now one of the hallmarks of modern cooking, pushed to the general public by the ranks of TV chefs and foodie magazines. Everything has a ‘time of year’, whether it’s the British asparagus, salty samphire, or humble mackerel (as one BeerCaster asked for in a fancy Edinburgh fishmonger’s, only to […]

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