WEST, the Glasgow-based independent brewery, today (18.03.10) launches its first Scottish Draught Craft Beer Festival featuring a selection of beers available on draught from craft breweries throughout Scotland.
The idea for the festival, which runs from Thursday 18th February to Thursday 11th March, springs from last month’s meeting of Scotland’s leading craft brewers to discuss the formation of a Scottish Craft Brewers Association.
WEST’s German MD Petra Wetzel said, “We view this festival, which marks the first time that WEST will serve beer produced outwith our own brewery on draught, as a way to showcase some of our new found friends and fellow brewers within the nascent Scottish Craft Brewers Association.
“There is strength in unity and I’m convinced that, together, Scotland’s craft brewers can raise the profile of our products amongst consumers internationally, to all our benefit, through initiatives such as this festival.”
In addition to WEST, four beers that will feature significantly at the first Scottish Draught Craft Beer Festival are Williams Bros Brewing Co’s Ceilidh lager, Harviestoun Brewery’s Bitter & Twisted and two beers from WEST’s friends Brewdog in Fraserburgh.
These will join WEST’s award-winning range of beers – all of which meet the Reinheitsgebot of 1516 (the German Purity Law; the oldest food law in the world which ensures only the finest, purest beer is deemed fit for consumption) – including its St. Mungo lager, Hefeweizen Wheat Beer and Dunkel, its speciality dark lager.
The Scottish Craft Brewers Association is Ms Wetzel’s initiative.
WEST operates a full production brewery and is home to a stylish beer hall and restaurant with a beer garden overlooking Glasgow Green. WEST brewery, bar & restaurant is open seven days a week, 11am till 11pm Sunday to Thursday and 11am to midnight Friday and Saturday. Brewery tours are available by arrangement.
For further information please contact Petra Wetzel on tel 0141 550 0135
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Date 18th February 2010