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Beer Spotlight: Red MacGregor

Brewer – Orkney Brewery
Red Macgregor is a unique beer: delicate and sophisticated yet the robust cask conditioned version of this beer was the first Scottish beer to win the BIIA World Cask Beer Gold Medal.

On the nose, this ruby-red beer is delicate, floral and fruity, with notes of violets, cherries, toffee and caramel.

On the palate, the fruits combine with a juicy malt character and hints of toasted malt, with a biscuit malt and spicy hop finish.

A brilliant ruby-red colour, with a smooth white head
Delicious perfumed, floral, lychee aromas from Cascade hops, including notes of violets and rose-water, with hints of spiciness and of toasted malts
Rich hop fruits, summer berries, lychees, toffee sweetness and toasted malt, giving way to a clean, dry, refreshing, floral hop bitterness

Key Ingredients
Crystal and chocolate malt give this beer its distinctive ruby-red colour, and its backbone of toasted malt flavour; Cascade hops, rarely found in darker beers, give the floral, perfumed fruitiness


Beer Spotlight – 5am Saint

BREWERY – Brewdog
Beer – 5 am Saint

Start the car. The lights are about to turn amber.
Buy the ticket, take the ride.
Past the alley where thieves and pimps sell corporate brews and good men soak it up like vermin, blissful in their ignorance. Past the jackhammers who want their three and a half percent. Keep going. Towards that golden orb, the size of Zeus’s ass, that hovers over this crazy town.
Sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink amber, and run like a bastard towards that saintly light.

ABV:5% OG:1048 IBU’s:25
Malts:Maris Otter, Caramalt, Munich Malt, Crystal and dark crystal malts
Hops:Nelson Sauvin, Amarillo
Dry Hops: Simcoe, cascade, centennial. ahtanum, Nelson Sauvin
Twist:Loads of late hops and bucket-loads of dry hops