Killearn Beer Festival @ the Hoolie
Saturday 9th June 2012
4pm to 10pm
The Old Mill Inn (car park and garden), Balfron Road, Killearn, G63 9NJ
Ale connoisseurs, enthusiasts and beginners alike are invited to come and enjoy top quality beers and a relaxed atmosphere at The Old Mill in Killearn. Sample a variety of great beers from the award winning Stewart and Orkney breweries whilst appreciating the stunning views to the Trossachs, Loch Lomond and Campsie fells. Make it a great day out with friends and fellow Hoolie-goers.
It's great value too: a modest £3 entry fee and £1.30 / half pint.
Food will be available from the Old Mill's inviting menu.
This first Killearn Beer Festival will feature a range of superb cask beers sourced from Stewart Brewing and Orkney Brewery.
Download the full list of the beers and tasting notes here or see below
- PENTLAND IPA
- COPPER CASCADE
- STEWARTS 80/-
- EDINBURGH GOLD
A golden dry ale, with slight fruit tones and a moderate bitterness. Fresh hop cones are added in four stages to contribute a more complex character, resulting in an easy to drink ale that offers refreshment with a little extra spice (3.9% abv).
Copper Cascade is a deep red, full bodied, medium dry beer. It's special character comes from the generous addition of North West American cascade hops - a delightful hop with a spicy, floral, almost blackcurrant character (4.1% abv).
Stewarts 80/- is a full bodied, full flavoured auburn coloured Classic heavy that was originally brewed for the world famous Athletic Arms (Diggers) in Edinburgh. It's easy drinking with aromas of malt, light hops & fruit to compliment it's smooth and creamy texture (4.4% abv).
Refreshing, balanced and full of flavour. This is a captivating gold Bier, sophisticated in taste and rich in colour. Edinburgh Gold boasts an attractive continental hop aroma with moderate bitterness and a pleasing smooth finish (4.8% abv).
A light refreshing golden ale with good balance of sweet pale malts against a background of soft bitterness. A citrusy aroma of lemon and grapefruit, with caramel and yeast notes (3.5% abv).
- NORTHERN LIGHT
- DARK ISLAND
- RED McGREGOR
- DRAGONHEAD STOUT
On the nose, this pale straw-coloured beer offers appealing citrus fruits, apricot and hop-resin aromas. On the palate, these fruits combine with a delicate juicy malt character to give a beer with a hoppy, zesty approachability - balanced, elegant, compelling (4.0% abv).
On the nose, this dark beer offers bitter chocolate, figs, toffee and hints of fruit. On the palate, this resolves in beautiful, silky-smooth, coffee-and-chocolate flavours, followed by figs, dates and dried fruits with a very appealing, lingering aftertaste of fruits and hop bitterness (4.6% abv).
On the nose, this ruby-red beer is delicate, floral and fruity, with notes of violets, cherries, toffee and caramel. On the palate, the fruits combine with a juicy malt character and hints of toasted malt, with a biscuit malt and spicy hop finish (4.0% abv).
On the nose, this black stout has a smooth roasted malt aroma giving bitter chocolate, dark roasted coffee and Smokey notes balanced by hints of spicy Goldings hop. On the palate, the dark roasted malts combine to give a rich rounded palate with chocolate, toast and nut flavours with a satisfying spicy hop finish (4.0% abv).
Unashamed hybrid between a cask pale ale and the crisp, hoppy beers that made the town of Pilsen famous. Classic German and Slovenian noble hops, including Styrian Goldings, Hallertauer, Mittlefruh and Tettnang, giving Latitude its crisp Pilsner-like hop character (3.9% abv).