Beer Festival Gets Crafty

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Perth Beer Festival returns this weekend, and this year the Festival will boast the finest local craft beers and gins, thanks to two well-known local producers.

Inveralmond Brewery and Strathearn Distillers will be this year’s Festival partners when it comes to the alcoholic refreshments, with this year seeing the addition of a specialist Craft Gin Bar for the first time.

Now in its 8th year, Perth Beer Festival is organised by Perthshire Rugby Club and has become one of the most eagerly anticipated weekends in the Perth calendar. At the Gin Bar, you will find a selection of eight hand-picked craft gins to try, led by Strathearn favourites Heather Rose Gin and Scottish Dry Gin. Each gin will be served with recommended mixers, garnishes and tasting notes.

Speaking ahead of the event, Tony Reeman Clark – Managing Director of Strathearn Distillers – is looking forward to seeing the people Perth enjoying both the weekend’s activities and his range of craft gins.

“It’s a fantastic community event,” Tony said, “and we’re excited to be involved and managing the new Craft Gin Bar at Perth Beer Festival. It’s a fantastic community event and we're excited to be involved and managing the new Craft Gin Bar at Perth Beer Festival.

“We invite gin fans to come along, sample the excellent range of craft gins that will be available, and to enjoy the events and activities that Perth Beer Festival has to offer in the heart of the city.”

The local Inveralmond Brewery will also be backing this year’s Festival and will be producing a special guest beer to mark the occasion.

Thai PA – a tropical IPA made with chillies and lemongrass – will be making an appearance over the weekend, as well as the rest of the famous Inveralmond range including the ever popular Ossian Beer.

Inveralmond Brewery’s founder and chief executive, Fergus Clark, is looking forward to what will be another busy weekend on the North Inch.

“Inveralmond Brewery is Perth born and bred,” said Fergus, “or should I say born and brewed.

“So, it makes perfect sense to lend our support once more to this excellent community event. We look forward to raising our glasses again to another successful Perth Beer Festival.”

Perth Beer Festival’s organiser, Allan Brown, is delighted to have both local businesses on board and believes it will add even more to a Festival that has grown year-on-year since the first event was held back in 2011.

“Over the last eight years, Perth Beer Festival has gone from strength to strength. It’s a fantastic community event with live music, rugby sevens, and family activities,” Allan commented.

Strathearn Distillers - Blue Bottle“This year, we’re delighted to include a new, dedicated gin bar in the Perth Beer Festival marquee as we continue to strive to offer unique taste experiences to our customers and extend the appeal of our fundraising event.

“As a specialist craft gin producer, Strathearn Distillers is the ideal partner. Their expertise will enable us to provide a tailored taste experience for Perth Beer Festival fans beyond our craft beer and ale range. Strathearn Distillers’ gins are truly hand-crafted and we’re delighted to receive the support of the Managing Director, Tony Reeman-Clark, and his team in leading the new Gin Bar.”

Allan added: “We’re thrilled to have Inveralmond Brewery once again supporting the Festival.

“The weather forecast is good, tickets are selling at record levels and it’s set to be another cracking weekend, jam-packed full of activities or everyone including families.”

The Perth Beer Festival is sponsored by Tan International and gets underway with the traditional ticketed Comedy Night on Friday 11th May.

A free event open to the public follows on Saturday from noon until 6PM on the North Inch, before the ticketed Big Bash Finale from 7PM on Saturday night.

The Festival is organised by local sports club, Perthshire Rugby, and is a key fundraising initiative for the club which helps to deliver its programme encouraging community participation in rugby and sport in general.


For more information on Perth Beer Festival or to purchase tickets for the events, visit one of Festival's dedicated channels below.

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