Draught & Bottled Beers
Tennent's Lager and Tennent's Ice Cold is Scotland's best-selling pale lager, with approximately 60% of the Scottish lager market. The lager was first brewed in 1885 by Hugh Tennent, and in 1893 it won the highest award at the Chicago World's Fair. It is described as a distinctive, well-balanced lager whose sweet, malty flavours combine with a tangy hoppiness to create its crisp, refreshing character. Tennent's Lager is certified by the Vegetarian Society as being suitable for vegetarians.
In 2008 a lower-alcohol version, named Stella Artois 4%, was launched in the UK. In 1708, Sebastien Artois became head brewer at the Den Horen brewery in Leuven, giving his name to it in 1717. In 1926, Stella Artois was launched as a festive beer, named after the Christmas star. First sold in Canada, it eventually became available all year round, and, apart from the duration of the Second World War, has been produced ever since. The first Stella Artois beer was exported to the European market in 1930. By 1960, about 100 million litres of Stella Artois were being produced annually.
Drygate Pilsner Lager
- The only Microbrewery operating in the historic heart of Glasgow, Drygate has been brewing a 4%, Gluten Free, Bohemian-style Pilsner, brewed in the historic heart of Glasgow, using hops from Czech Republic, Germany, the USA & New Zealand.
- Operating across our state of the art bespoke 26.5Hl Brewhouse + 250L Studio Brewery, our brewing team share a passion for great beer. Housed in a converted box factory under the iconic Seven Peaks of the roof, our building reflects on Glasgow’s industrial past while the experiential brewery inside invites visitors on a journey of brewing and discovery.
- 85 Drygate was built in 1964, originally as a box assembly and screenprinting factory, using brick, steel and concrete. The design concentrates on existing eccentricities of the building, bearing traces of all its previous incarnations: box factory, print works, bottling plant and storage unit.
Commercial cider production was started in Clonmel, South Tipperary, Ireland in 1935, by local man William Magner. Magner bought the orchard from Mr Phelan from Clonmel. Magner quickly established a successful cider factory in Dowds Lane, Clonmel. In 1937, English cider-makers H. P. Bulmer purchased a 50% share in the business, using their expertise to greatly increase production. After the war in 1946, Bulmers purchased the remaining 50%, changing the name to Bulmers Ltd Clonmel. H.P. Bulmer maintained international rights to the Bulmers trade mark, so that any exports were carried out via the parent company rather than directly exported from Ireland.
Caledonia Best is a distinctive, refreshingly modern new beer for Scotland, launched in late 2011 and rooted in a progressive partnership with the nation’s barley farmers. Caledonia Best is born from the oldest master brewer’s rich knowledge of traditional ale recipes, combining Highland water from Loch Katrine with the finest 100% Scottish malted barley, hops and yeast to create an ale just for Scotland.
Guinness is an Irish dry stout that originated in the brewery of Arthur Guinness (1725–1803) at St. James's Gate, Dublin. Guinness is one of the most successful beer brands worldwide. It is brewed in almost 60 countries and is available in over 120. Annual sales total 850 million litres (1.5 billion Imperial or 1.8 billion US pints). A feature of the product is the burnt flavour that is derived from roasted unmalted barley, although this is a relatively modern development, not becoming part of the grist until the mid-20th century. The draught beer's thick, creamy head comes from mixing the beer with nitrogen when poured.
The brewery was formed under the name Kaiserbrauerei Beck & May o.H.G. in 1873 by Lüder Rutenberg, Heinrich Beck and Thomas May. In 1875, Thomas May left the brewery which then became known as Kaiserbrauerei Beck & Co. Beck's logo, a silver key on a red shield, is the mirror image of the coat of arms of Bremen. Since Beck's is located on the river of a port city, it was easy to ship out its product to the world at large. Beck's is known for its pilsner consisting of two-row, spring barley from the south of England, yeast, crystal water from the "Rotenburger Rinne" and Hallertau hops from southern Germany.
Corona Extra (Coronita in Spain) is a pale lager produced by Cervecería Modelo in Mexico for domestic distribution and export to all other countries besides the United States, and by Constellation Brands in Mexico for export to the United States. The split ownership is a result of an anti-trust settlement permitting the merger of Grupo Modelo with AB InBev. It is one of the top-selling beers worldwide. Outside of Mexico, Corona is commonly served with a wedge of lime or lemon in the neck of the bottle to add tartness and flavour.
The people who founded Kopparberg originally came for its copper reserves. Even Kopparberg's much loved traditional barns have a copper connection, being painted in the copper pigment known as Falun red. However, copper and gold weren't the only resources Kopparberg boasted, bubbling from underground was something just as precious, soft water. Soft water has a low mineral content, which allows natural tastes to come through unaltered. The best pilsners in the world use soft water, as well as the best Japanese sakis. Our soft water is so valued that, some years ago, a Swiss consortium tried to buy our wells to export our water to Switzerland. Kopparberg uses only this water for its cider.
The Peroni company was established under the founding family name in the town of Vigevano, Italy (1846). The company was moved to Rome by Giovanni Peroni in 1864, six years prior to Rome becoming the Italian capital in 1870. Throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the company became one of the most prominent brewing companies in the newly unified Italian nation. .