Destinations Magazine

Save the Date for Giffnock Beer Festival

By Emma @glasgowfoodie


The Craft Beer Clan of Scotland have teamed up with renowned Glasgow Hutchesons’ Aloysians RFC to promote the Giffnock Beer Festival (GBF) this August.

The event, which takes place on August 27, will see a world-class selection of craft brewers and distillers take the field at GHA’s grounds. The starting line-up includes Glasgow breweries WEST , Drygate, Jaw Brew and local micro- brewery Clockwork who boast a strong and loyal following among beer lovers in the city’s southside.

Braving the east-west rivalry at the GBF will be the Edinburgh Beer Factory, along with one of the Craft Beer Clan’s latest signings, Borders brewery Tempest, renowned for their innovative and adventurous beers. Fresh from winning Champion Beer of Britain, Loch Lomond Brewery also makes the GBF squad.

Forming a solid back row of wines, spirits and ciders will be the Bijou Wine Company, Dunbar’s Thistly Cross Cider, and the Glasgow Distillery Company, who will be unleashing their internationally renowned gin, Makar.

The GBF will also coincide with a major rugby match between GHA’s first XV and a league rival, with the opportunity to spectate the crunch game also included in the beer festival’s £8/5 entrance fee.

Organisers also said that although the GBF features some of Scotland’s best craft breweries and distilleries, the event was firmly focused on being family friendly.

Claire Marchelletta, Business Manager of GHA said: “As well as a superb offering of drinks for the grown-ups and a First XV match for the rugby fans, we’ll have loads for children too. There’ll be fairground rides, face painting, balloon artists, glitter tattooists and a few other surprises to keep children, and indeed the grown-ups, entertained!”

Ms Marchelletta said: “Last year we held the inaugural Giffnock Beer Festival and it was brilliant, with everyone enjoying the rugby and some cracking beers. This year, with the Craft Beer Clan of Scotland lending their support, we’re predicting a home victory for GHA.”

Hand-crafted foods, she said, would be provided by local favorite Toni’s Pizzeria and street food pioneers Firedog.

Ms Marchelletta said the event was established last year to raise funds for the GHA and proceeds would be used to support the club, which itself plays a vital part in the community through its various clubs, school programmes, youth matches and junior leagues.

Chris Miller, Director of the Craft Beer Clan of Scotland, said: “The Craft Beer Clan came together in the spirit of collaboration and community, so it’s hugely rewarding for us to be able to support the GHA through playing a part in the Giffnock Beer Festival.

“We want to see beer and rugby fans coming down here on the day and showing their support for this great team, for what it does in the community, and for these great breweries who are frankly world class and in a league of their own.”

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Skinny Creamy Italian Vanilla Gelato / Fior Di Latte Gelato - Made with Minimal...

    Skinny Creamy Italian Vanilla Gelato Fior Latte Made with Minimal Sugar Cream

    version; Today, I will be sharing a fantastic gelato recipe!Is gelato the same as ice cream?Although gelato is the Italian word for ice cream, both are... Read more

    The 21 October 2018 by   Zoebakeforhappykids
  • How To Make Your Boyfriend Give You Money Without Asking Him

    Money has always been a sensitive issue in a relationship. Women like it when their boyfriend pays for dinner, movie ticket, and other dating expenses. Read more

    The 21 October 2018 by   Naijapary
  • Discover the Nature and Beauty of the High Mountain Environments in the Valle...

    Discover Nature Beauty High Mountain Environments Valle d'Aosta.

    Aosta Valley is the smallest region in Italy; in its northwest, it is located between France and Switzerland. At its core are its majestic peaks (the region... Read more

    The 21 October 2018 by   Hugor
  • The Autumn 100 - My Ultra Comeback

    I thought I made pretty good time getting to the turnaround point. Now I was pleased it was downhill all the way to Goring, except there still seemed to be load... Read more

    The 21 October 2018 by   Jamesrichardadams
  • When You Should Come In To Net

    When Should Come

    One of the main goals in doubles tennis is to take the net, as it decreases the likelihood of hitting the ball into the net and gives you better angles to put... Read more

    The 21 October 2018 by   Jen Campbell
  • …Root, Root, Root

    …Root, Root, Root

    As the end of October comes into view so too does the beginning of the 2018 World Series. This year sees the Boston Red Sox take on the LA Dodgers in a battle o... Read more

    The 21 October 2018 by   Zer
  • Loneliness Limited

    Loneliness Limited

    Is anyone here a fan of the writings of the American author Kurt Vonnegut? He was quite fashionable in the 1960s and early 1970s but I think his cachet is not... Read more

    The 21 October 2018 by   Ashleylister