We were thoroughly delighted to receive the news of our 30th industry award this month. Cart Blanche won the SIBA Bottle Championship for Scotland this year, which now means it will go through to the National Competition in February….watch this space!
It’s that time of year again and to celebrate we will be brewing our hugely popular Christmas ale for the 3rd year running – Kelburn Kracker. At 6.0% it’s sure to keep you warm this winter! For more information on this ale see our “Beers” page.
The Tartan Army will be out in full force this month to support the National side in their qualifying matches against Macedonia and the Netherlands. Whether they’ll be celebrating or drowning their sorrows remains to be seen…but one thing is for sure, they’ll be doing it with Kelburn’s Tartan Army ale (4.3%). It’s back for a limited time so get out there and get it while you can!
Last month saw the hottest day this year and luckily we were able to make the most of the fine weather as we had the Renfrewshire Branch of CAMRA visit the brewery for a “Branch Social” and BBQ. As temperatures soared on May 30th, the local campaigners enjoyed a few cool beers and soaked up the sun in the brewery garden.
Our seasonal ale scooped a 2nd place in the Bitters and Pale Ale Category on the 20th June, in the Edinburgh Assembly Rooms. The competition was held during the Traditional Scottish Real Ale Festival and the winners were decided by a panel of judges made up of various people from the industry.
Our best-selling ale won both it’s 7th and 8th award in the SIBA comp held in Edinburgh Assembly rooms. It won Gold in the Bitter category and then went on to take a Bronze in the overall Championship. This means it will qualify to go through to the National Competition later on in the year.