THIS week The Good Beer Buzz is delighted to be celebrating St Andrews Day or in Gaelic…..‘Là Naomh Anndrais’ which falls on the 30th of November each year.
St Andrew is of course our patron saint in Scotland and according to Christian teachings was an apostle of Jesus Christ, who was born in Bethsaida, in Galilee and died a martyr after being crucified by the Romans in 60AD.
But St Andrew was also a fisherman and fishermen are known to have a mighty thirst!
So…yes…you’ve guessed it…to mark the occasionThe Allanwater Brewhouse has decided to produce our very own St Andrews Ale!
Pictured above this pint of liquid perfection weighs in at 4.8% and is a strong, distinctive, robust and rewarding traditional Scottish style of ale fit for our patron saint!
Malty and chocolatey on the mouth with a refreshing biscuit aftertaste…what more could you want….especially when you have the chance to enjoy the warmth of our cosy hearth!
The St Andrews Ale will also be our Brew of the Week Vlog in which the man with the brewing nation’s unquenchable thirst, our very own Adam John Paterson, will give you his unique interpretation of this magnificent specimen!
Naturally while you are wetting your whistle you will need the perfect musical accompaniment to help you savour our delicious brew and we have the ideal suggestion to provide you with an excuse to escape from ‘the hoose’ and enjoy a sup…it’s The Brewhouse’s famed Friday night Open Mic session, live and dangerous tomorrow (Nov 30) evening from 9pm!
Hosted by Mo, we are delighted to provide the perfect stage for the good, the bad and the…well..err…at times incomprehensible to share their vocal talents with an audience of rare musical discernment!
And the beauty of the Open Mic sesh is that you never know you never know who will show up!
Last time around the show was well and truly stolen by Genevieve Andersen, pictured below, who had crossed the pond to take to our stage and treat us to a medley of Irish American folk songs that went down almost as well as our seasonal mulled cider (tried it yet?!)
Naturally, the prize for anyone taking to the Open Mic stage will be waiting for them in a glass but this St Andrews Friday Night while the best of Stirlingshire’s local talent will be waxing lyrical we will of course reward all who pop in to enjoy our unique ambience with the special Brewhouse take on Haggis, Neeps and Tatties between 8pm and 10pm.
So don’t be late, this is a first come first served offer!
However our marquee Saturday night 9pm slot is filled by our old friends ‘So What!’
Derek and Eddie, who are pictured below, will provide you with the perfect Saturday night soundtrack thanks to their enduring set of chart, classics and traditional tunes…in no particular order!
We recommend you keep your ears peeled for their immortal rendition of the Bob Dylan classic Wagon Wheels…it’s sure to rekindle memories of the Indian summer!!
Of course while you enjoy our seasonal log stove and sample the delights of The Brewhouse Bar make sure you take time to savour old favourites like Wee Guinea and new staples like our sensational Hopfenweizen!
Pictured below Hopfenweizen is a heavyweight 5.5% wheat beer which packs a double hop punch, which Tyson Fury would die for and is nothing short of sensational!
As some of you may know The Allanwater Brewhouse are proud sponsors of Bridge of Allan Sports Club’s squash teams and it was great to see a memorable night’s squash captured in the pages of our excellent local paper The Stirling Observer!
At this stage we really should mention that all members of BofA Sports Club can enjoy a free drink at The Brewhouse Bar on production of their membership cards!
Well it’s that moment when we take a look back at ‘The Week That Was!’
We prophesised in the last GBB that Tom Thompson would produce a ‘Tale of the Unexpected’ but little did we know TT would feature 2018’s first Christmas song when he brought the house down with his distinctive version of the Chris Rea classic ‘Driving Home For Christmas’!
Of course Sunday was standing room only as The Jazz Pack fronted by the lovely Laura Hill proved the perfect Sunday service…as always!
Before we say adieu it’s always important to put a shout out to our old chum John Boyd whose Tuesday night set continues to leave our patrons purring.
Afore Ye Go we must remind you that tickets for our Hogmanay ‘Brewhouse Party’ priced at an unbelievable £30 are selling fast and just like the Haggis Neeps & Tatties on St Andrews Night will only be available on a first come first served version!
But now as they say in all the best cartoons ‘That’s All Folks!’
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