The Tempest Springfest: Festivals in Microcosm

The Tempest Springfest: Festivals in Microcosm

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May 4, 2017
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Last weekend the good people of Tempest Brewing threw their doors open to several hundred people at their Tweedbank facility for a beer festival – the second they have held there, following on from last years’ Oktoberfest (which will take place again in a few month’s time). I went along with my wife and dog, […]

Beer of the Week – Tempest Easy Living Pils

Beer of the Week – Tempest Easy Living Pils

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Feb 3, 2017
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As we are now into the second month of the year, it is time for the fifth in my series of fifty-two unsung Scottish beers that need to be in your viewfinder if you’ve never managed to try them before. So far as January ran its course we have had beers from Fyne Ales, Swannay, […]

Brewery of the Year, 2015 – Tempest Brewing Co

Brewery of the Year, 2015 – Tempest Brewing Co

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Jan 18, 2016
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Tempest finally cut loose in 2015, with their new facility. As so often happens, they converted this break from Kelso into a clean break by also re-branding and hiring more people. Gone is the South Pacific-style devil and in its place a cleaner, more modern, logo which to me at least has the look of […]

Best new beers of 2015…Tempest Harvest IPA

Best new beers of 2015…Tempest Harvest IPA

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Dec 11, 2015
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So, the final beer in the five-part best-of list for 2015 is here – a perfect example of a brewery doing what they have come to do best, and then pushing it just that little bit further. It proves – once and again – how that blend of experience and experimentation result in some truly […]

On the double – the rise of Tempest Brewing Co

On the double – the rise of Tempest Brewing Co

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Nov 10, 2015
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“My relationship with hops is a difficult one,” says Gavin Meiklejohn, leaning against the back bar of the Safari Lounge in Edinburgh. “I mean, they got me into brewing – but the global demand for specific varieties just leads to shortages. Especially once the big boys step in. Take Nelson Sauvin – the price for […]

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 […]

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