Double Whammy at SIBA Awards

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We’re thrilled to have received 2 awards in this years’s SIBA (Scotland) competition. This time Cart Noir won a Silver in the “Porters, Old Ales, Strong Milds and Stouts” category and Pivo Estivo won a Bronze in the “Standard Bitters” category. The competition is fierce, as always, so we’re very proud to have achieved this.

Local Events to Feature Kelburn Beers

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This Saturday (9th June) 2 local events will be featuring beer from Kelburn Brewery. We will be providing the beer for the bar at The Accord Hospice Fun Day in the Paisley Town Hall. ALL the proceeds will go direct to the hospice so this is a great way to support this fantastic cause. The Fun Day is always a great day out for all the family with lots to see and do. The other event is the Lochwinnoch Summer Festival Street Party which starts at 12 noon and also promises to be a fun outing for all ages.

This Beer Has Bite!

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Our newest ale, Jaguar 4.5% ABV, will be launched this Thursday (7th June) at the Pot Still on Hope Street, Glasgow. Come along and meet the brewer and sample what some are describing as our best beer yet!

The Kelburn Brewer

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Here is The Kelburn Brewer tune by Alasdair Fraser as played at the Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddle Camp final concert. Written especially for Derek Moore (Alasdair’s biggest fan)

National Beer Award!

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RED SMIDDY won the Bronze Award in the BEST BITTERS CATEGORY after progressing through a series of regional and then national judging sessions. It was one of only 52 beers to take away a medal – a great achievement considering that over 1,400 beers entered the initial stages of the contest.

Brewery spokesperson, Karen Moore says, “We work hard to make our beers the best they can be and it’s fantastic to receive this public recognition. I’m grateful to everyone at the brewery, to the pubs who sell our beers and to our many loyal drinkers locally, for helping us to win this Award. We promise to go on producing our great beers for as long as there’s demand for them.”

Julian Grocock, chief executive of SIBA, said, “The quality of craft beers produced by SIBA brewers improves every year, so our Awards go to brewers who are truly ‘the best of the best’. KELBURN BREWERY’s skill, passion and dedication to creating great craft beer, make it a deserving winner.”

New beer to be launched!

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Our new, exciting beer, Cart Noir (a 4.8% porter) will be launched in Blackfriars (Merchant City, Glasgow) on the 3rd March. Please come along – get there early enough and you’ll get a free half pint!

Ca’Canny this Christmas!

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Our ever popular winter warmer is back! And with weather like this who needs another excuse to partake of some?

Ca’Canny, 5.2%, goes out to various outlets in Scotland this week and will be available throughout the winter months ahead.

For more details on this beer please visit “Our Range Of Ales” page………….


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We were over the moon to receive the news, in relatively quick succession, of 3 more Kelburn awards this month! Firstly Cart Blanche received a silver award in the International Beer Challenge, meaning it is now our most highly awarded beer with 8 cask and 3 bottle awards. Next up was Red Smiddy which won it’s category in the Scottish SIBA competition held in the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh. And last but not least, Pivo Estivo got the bronze award at the Champion Golden Beer of Scotland Competition, held in Aberdeen.

The Kelburn team are really excited to receive these awards and it just makes us even more enthusiastic about continuing to produce high quality ales for the world to enjoy!

Press Release: Local Brewery Scoops Beer Award

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Paisley Beer Festival has just ended on a very successful note for the 23rd year running! The hugely popular event held in the Town Hall (starting on Wednesday the 28th April through til Saturday the 1st May) saw thousands of people through it’s doors over the 4 days.

The “Beer of the Festival” award was scooped by the local Kelburn Brewery for their 4.5% ale, Dark Moor. All the beers available at the event were blind-tasted by a panel of beer-tasters and the best 3 were selected by a final panel. Dark Moor came in first place. This is the second time Dark Moor has won an award at Paisley – it received second place at the 2003 festival. It is described as “a beautifully balanced dark, fruity ale with undertones of liquorice and blackcurrant” and is one Kelburn’s permanent ales, available all year round. A spokesperson from the brewery said “We are absolutely thrilled to win this award. To be chosen as the best beer from such a huge range of quality products, is a great recognition for us. The tasting panel obviously thought it was a good beer and we hope that the festival drinkers also thought the same”.

This year the festival featured approximately 170 different draught beers from the UK, as well as various foreign beers, cider, perry and mead. Thirsty customers managed to drink in the region of 20,000 pints over the course of the 4 days. The “English Bar” featured beers from Yorkshire and Derbyshire and in the “Scottish Bar” beers were available to try from various breweries all over Scotland, including the local award-winning Kelburn Brewery.