Sunday, 26 January 2014

New video and new beer at WEST

Just a couple of titbits of news from WEST brewery today. The brewery has been featured on the website of German broadcaster Deutsche Welle in an article that also quotes Derek from Hippo Beers and Craig Gibson, the author of the Evening Times’ new pubs column – who, if you compare the quotes in the Deutsche Welle article to his Pub Punter pieces, is pretending in his Times columns to be more ignorant of beer than he actually is.

WEST have also produced a new video, beautifully shot by Chris Leslie, which you can see here:


WEST - THE ART OF BREWING IN 10 STEPS from WESTBEER on Vimeo.


On the beer front, Luke has been hard at work producing two new beers: a sweet, spicy pale wheat bock (there are very few wheat bocks around, even in Germany, and I don’t think I have ever seen a pale one before) and a splendidly quaffable California Common. The bock was produced using a true decoction mash, which I believe is a first for the brewery.

WEST owner Petra is quoted in the Deutsche Welle article as saying that beer drinkers are becoming more adventurous – hopefully this means that Luke will get to make more specialities in the future. Glasgow beer lovers have been badgering WEST for years to brew a proper Rauchbier, so we live in hope.

2 comments:

  1. Excellent promotional video. We don't often see West beers in this part of the country, but I believe our local Waitrose stocks St Mungo. I'll have to pick up a few bottles next time I'm in there.

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  2. WEST is very much on the list of breweries I want to visit when I am home this summer.

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