Inverurie pub hosts beers of the world

A variety of beers will be available at the Gordon Highlander, Inverurie
A variety of beers will be available at the Gordon Highlander, Inverurie

Pub-goers will be able to enjoy ten real ales from across the world, alongside a selection of beers from the UK during a 17 day festival at The Gordon Highlander in Inverurie.

Each of the beers has been brewed using only British-grown hop varieties; a total of 24 different hop varieties are being featured amongst the festival beers, including established varieties such as Fuggles and Goldings, alongside varieties such as Boadicea and Jester.

The festival at The Gordon Highlander in West High Street will run from Friday, March 13 to Sunday, March 29, inclusive, with all beers priced at £2.05 a pint.

The overseas beers on offer have been sourced from brewers in Brazil, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, USA, Spain, Ireland and Australia.

Each of the overseas brewers have brewed their individual beer at a UK brewery.

These beers will complement a range of beers from across the UK also being served in the pub during the festival.

The overseas beers are; Spider Bite (Devils Backbone Brewing Company, USA), Shipwreck IPA (Lighthouse Brewing Company, Canada), Wee Heavy (Bodebrown Brewery, Brazil), Durban Pale Ale (Shongweni Brewery, South Africa), Hightail Ale (Mountain Goat Beer, Australia), California Breakfast Ale (Golden Road Brewing, USA), 0’ Dwyer’s Irish Stout (Dungarvan Brewing Company, Ireland), JCIPA (Townshend Brewery, New Zealand), English IPA (Cerveceria Fort Brewery, Spain) and ESA (Barley Brown’s Beer, USA).

The UK beers include; Play it Again Sam (Phoenix), Monty Python’s Holy Grail (Black Sheep), Puffin Ale (Orkney), Lazy Dog (Wolf), Pocket Full of Rye (Brains), Mojo (Robinsons), New Moon (Hanlons) and New Dawn Ale (Daleside).

The festival will feature seasonal and unusual beers, with many brewed for the first time exclusively for the festival.

Pub manager Stephanie Leask said, “The festival is the perfect opportunity to showcase the wonderful range of British-grown hop varieties and support British hop farmers.

“It will give people the opportunity to enjoy a superb selection of UK and international beers, many of which have not been served in the pub before.

“The festival promises to be great fun and I am certain that my customers will enjoy themselves.”