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 […]

Breweries to watch out for in 2015

Breweries to watch out for in 2015

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Jan 12, 2015
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As last year began, I posted the now traditional list of breweries to watch out for in 2014. Looking back, picking Williams Bros to have a big year based on their plans was a fairly safe bet – but the opening of Drygate has gone better than they could have hoped for (at least in […]

Breweries to watch out for in 2014

Breweries to watch out for in 2014

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Jan 13, 2014
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Last year, right at the beginning of January, I posted a list of breweries to watch out for in 2013. Looking back, the overall pick to take that next step (Cromarty Brewing Co) had a terrific year, and pretty much all of the other choices also produced fantastic beer. Despite the pressures of the recession […]

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