Corfu, here we come!

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Ross and Andy are just back from Corfu where they were brewing one of our beers for the Corfu brewery’s annual beer festival in October  It was a great experience for them and we can’t wait to find out how the beer turns out having been brewed on foreign soil! (Ross is heading back over there for some “quality control” during the duration of the festival). Looks like a great event!  


Champion Beer of Scotland for Dark Moor

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Dark MoorWe have just been informed that Dark Moor has been awarded the title of

Champion Beer of Scotland

at this year’s Scottish Real Ale Festival in Edinburgh.

We are delighted by this award and are very proud of the hard work and care that goes to making each of our ales.

Why not pop along to the festival to try it for yourself?

Hop Sip & Slump is on its way to Bars in plenty of time for the Games.



Brewed to celebrate the Commonwealth Games coming to Glasgow later this month.

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Our Brewers wanted to use the best of the Commonwealth and have crafted British barley and rye malts with whole New Zealand hops into a pale, hoppy ale that is just a little bit different. At 4.2% it’s a balanced session ale.


The first casks left the Brewery today, so look out for them.

New beer going down a storm

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Our  latest beer, Regnitz (4.4%) is getting rave reviews from publicans and punters alike.  It’s been a long time in the making – a few of us here at Kelburn are very fond of Bamberg, Germany, and the beers that are produced there. Therefore it was with this in mind when coming up with the recipe – tasting notes are as follows:

“A subtle blend of German malts, infused with a mighty whack of US whole hops which combine to produce a red tinted beer which flows freely – just like the Regnitz river in Bamberg”.


Tartan Army to be available in bottles!

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Kelburn’s Director, Derek Moore has for many years been proud to be part of the Tartan Army. He is a well known foot soldier who has been following Scotland home and away since the World Cup in West Germany 1974.

In 2007 Derek was asked to produce a beer for the Tartan Army and he did so with a light zesty 4.3% ale of the same name.
Until now, Tartan Army has only been available in casks when Scotland plays competitive matches.

The Tartan Army beer has always been very popular.  Recently Aldi has asked us to provide Tartan Army in bottles as a one-off for their summer festival.  Kelburn wanted to do a bit more and have pledged to donate 10p to the Sunshine Appeal for every bottle of Tartan Army sold.

Aldi will be stocking Tartan Army Bottles during their summer beer festival which starts on 29th May.


Spring Forward

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The Chaps in the Brewery have a spring in their step!

To celebrate the new Season the Team have come up with a brand new one-off beer.

Spring Forward has four different malts and four different American and Slovenian whole hops.
This amber bitter is 4.3% has a caramel start and a dry hoppy finish.

This short run is being made available to pubs from today, so look out for it!

Spring Forward 4.3%

Dark Moor Double!

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We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Dark Moor won the bronze medal in the prestigious CAMRA Champion Winter Beer of Britain Competition in Manchester last week. The beer won Gold in its category (Old Ales) and then went on to take the Bronze in the overall competition. This is the 4th time Dark Moor has won an award.

We really are over the moon to win this award. The huge quantity of quality beer in Britain these days is overwhelming so to be chosen as one of the top 3 is just amazing. It makes all the hard-work worthwhile.

Food and Beer Combo

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We are excited to be taking part in our first “paired beer/food” event which will be taking place at the lovely Waterside Inn, in Barrhead on Thursday the 4th April. A 3 course meal with a different Kelburn beer to match each course…..sounds delish! For more info/booking please contact Darren at the Waterside on 0141 881 2822

New Beer for January 2013 in tribute to Rabbie Burns

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We have been asked by customers nearly every year now if we have a “Burns” beer so this year we’ve managed to fit into our hectic brewing schedule a brand new beer for the bard himself! Named “Unco Hoppy” it will be 4.4% ABV with the following tasting notes “red, rich and smooth with a lingering burst of citrus fruits”. Should go nicely with a plate of haggis, neeps and tatties 🙂
The beer will be available from the 15th January until……….it runs out!

Jaguar Wins it’s First Award

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Our newest beer, Jaguar, has just been awarded the Second Best Beer at the Ayrshire CAMRA Beer Festival in Troon. Since it’s launch in June this year it has been flying out the door and has met rave reviews from publicans and punters alike. If you haven’t tried it yet, get in touch and we’ll tell you where you can get it.

Gift Packs

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We are now producing GIFT PACKS (ideal for Christmas or Birthdays) which contain 1 bottle each of Ca’Canny and Cart Blanche and a branded pint glass, presented nicely in a box with all our details on it. For more info give us a phone or drop us an email……….