Dad’s The Word!


WITH Father’s Day just 72 hours away we thought it only fitting that this week’s Good Beer Buzz should be dedicated to dear, doting dads the world over…but especially in the Bridge of Allan area!

Created as a celebration to honour dads and celebrate fatherhood, Father’s Day has traditionally been celebrated on March 19, St Joseph’s Day, since the Middle Ages.

The celebration was brought to South America by the Spanish and Portuguese where March 19 is still often used as Father’s Day while most countries in Europe and the Americas have adopted the US date which is fixed to the third Sunday of June and of course falls this Sunday, June 17!

So what do you do with a problem like Dad?

Well as Corporal Jones of Dad’s Army once said: “Don’t Panic!” for whatever the size of the bulge in your wallet The Allanwater Brewhouse has the perfect answer!

Answer 1 is why not book Dad on one of our fabulous Brewhouse tours!

Starting with the £15 basic Bronze Brewhouse Tour, moving up to the £20 Silver Tour which is accompanied by a serving of the famous Brewhouse ‘soup & sandwiches’ and washed down by a pint of one our distinctive brews right up to the £25 Gold Tour, which is accompanied by the almost mythical Brewhouse steak and ale pie and not just one but TWO free pints of our unbeatable beer!

As a proud pater himself Brewhouse owner Douglas Ross has no doubt a tour is the perfect way to wet the whistle of any self-respecting beer swirling dad: “Believe me as a father myself I would love to receive a Brewhouse tour voucher! If you enjoy beer then any one of our three tours will provide a fascinating insight into the brewing process and a real peak behind the scenes at the Brewhouse where we also share some of our secrets,” revealed Douglas.

He continued: “Of course the chance will also be there to sample our unique products which have been brewed and poured at The Allanwater Brewhouse since 1996. But in particular anyone who books the Gold Tour is in for a treat with our steak and ale pie….which is a thing of gastronomic legend!”

Well before you bite off more than you can chew(!), it’s important to say that all Brewhouse Tours can be booked on-line at [email protected], by popping into the Brewhouse where we can personalise your tour voucher, or by calling 01786 834555.

But if you want to keep a tighter hold on the purse strings then why not treat dear old dad to a three pack selection from our ‘Magnificent 7’ bespoke beer range as pictured below?

We promise these bad boys will leave dad wickedly hoppy!

But before we go fast forward it’s time to press rewind and select the highlight button from the week that was!

The man on ‘top of the pops’ was undoubtedly the hugely talented Matt Little.

Fittingly for a fella who likes to dress in black, Matt’s rendition of the Johnny Cash favourite ‘Hurt’ was a real show stealer!

Now the opening line of this Cash classic starts with the words: “I hurt myself today, to see if I still feel,” and we have no doubt that by the end of Matt’s flawless, emotion charged rendition, feelings were undoubtedly running high!

The good news is the man-in-black will be back real soon to prove he is still, as Mr Cash would say, “The One!”

But with the weekend fast approaching there is plenty to look forward too!

First up tomorrow Friday, June 15, we have our popular Open Mic session where talented performers from all over Central Scotland descend on The Brewhouse to enjoy their 15…well more like three…minutes of fame just like gorgeous local gal Mo Archibald (pictured below) who has also been known to pull a pint at The Brewhouse on occasion!

While on Saturday 16 in the treasured 9pm slot the unmissable Davie Glen will make sure anyone who witnesses his hugely versatile set will…well…err…never want to MISS him again!

Then this Sunday in the easy listening afternoon slot we have The Jazz Pack, pictured below, taking the floor for a mixture of arthouse and classic trad jazz that will leave your senses, just like their ivories, well and truly tickled!

Until next time……That’s All Folks!