Pub to play host to real ale festival

Gordon Highlander pub manager Steven Murphy
Gordon Highlander pub manager Steven Murphy
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Beer enthusiasts will be able to enjoy a range of cask-conditioned beers from the UK and overseas during a 19-day festival at an Inverurie pub.

The overseas beers on offer at The Gordon Highlander in West High Street have been sourced from brewers in Russia, South Africa, Norway, USA and Belgium.

The festival will also feature beers from across the UK, including speciality beers (ingredients include honey, loganberries, grapefruit, treacle and chocolate), as well as beers brewed exclusively for the pub.

It will run from Wednesday, March 14, until Sunday, April 1, with all beers priced at £1.95 a pint.

The overseas beers on sale are Imperial Russian Stout (Burov Brewery, Russia), Murrikan Mild (Smuttynose Brewery, USA), Blonde (Zululand Brewery, South Africa), Bitter (Nogne O Brewery, Norway) and Pale Ale (John Martin’s Brewery, Belgium).

The UK beers will include - Pirates Gold (Wooden Hand), Sunbeam (Banks’s), Two Hoots (Holts),

Spring Cottage Biscuit (Newmans), Snake Slayer Stout (Elgoods), Willy’s Wheatbeer (Spinghead), King Goblin (Wychwood) and Monkey Wrench (Daleside).

In addition the pub will be serving up to ten traditional draught ciders.

Pub manager Steven Murphy said: “The festival will give people the opportunity to enjoy a superb selection of UK and international beers. We will be serving real ales from Russia and Norway for the first time.

“Many of the beers on offer have not been available in the pub beforehand and I am looking forward to serving them.

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

Customers will be able to sample any three of the real ales in special third-of-a-pint glasses for the price of a pint.