A range of beers from Glasgow-based WEST Brewery, Bar & Restaurant are to be made available in the East of Scotland for the first time following a deal struck with Gastro Taverns, the rapidly expanding bar and restaurant group with half a dozen outlets spread across Fife and Grampian.
WEST was regarded by Julian Mobbs, Managing Director of Gastro Taverns, as the ideal brewer for his firm.
“Our policy is to offer menus made up of farm fresh food purchased, where possible, within a 40 mile radius of our outlets and to work with speciality Scottish food and drink suppliers with exceptional quality produce,” he said.
“When I tasted the quality and authenticity of Helles, WEST’s signature Munich-style lager beer, I knew I had to stock it in Gastro Taverns.”
WEST brewery owner Petra Wetzel said, “I’m absolutely delighted that such a respected and successful operator as Gastro Taverns has chosen to put Helles into its outlets and am confident that its customers will enjoy its clean, crisp taste.
“We are the first UK brewery to produce all of our beers in accordance with the Reinheitsgebot, known as the German Purity Law. We only use the four core ingredients of water, malt, hops and yeast in brewing all our beers, adding no artificial additives, colouring or preservatives. That means that Gastro Taverns’ customers can now enjoy a speciality quality beer brewed right here in Scotland.”
WEST, based at the iconic Templeton Building at Glasgow Green, produces a full range of beers, from cool, crisp lagers, through to clean-tasting wheat beers and a full range of unique and seasonal styles. Helles is brewed with carefully selected imported ingredients to create a crisp and clean beer with satisfying malt sweetness, complemented by delicate hop bitterness (ABV 4.9%).