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Stonehaven Real Ale Festival 2012
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Thursday, 21 October 2010 08:25
WHAT: A unique real ale has been brewed to commemorate Stonehaven’s Glenury Royal Distillery, in the 25th anniversary of its closure.
WHEN: The Spirit of Glenury will only be available at the Stonehaven Real Ale Festival, from Thursday, November 4, to Saturday, November 6, from 5pm to midnight, Thursday and Friday, 1pm to 11pm, Saturday
WHERE: Stonehaven Town Hall
WHO: Organised by local real ale fans.
Contact is organiser Robert Lindsay on 07840 678243 or at email@example.com
A UNIQUE real ale has been created as a tribute to one of the North-east’s disappeared distilleries.
The Spirit of Glenury ale is a nod to Stonehaven’s Glenury Royal Distillery which was mothballed 25 years ago before being demolished to make way for houses.
The special beer will be matured in Glenury Royal whisky casks and will only be available at the Stonehaven Real Ale Festival, held from Thursday, November 4, to Saturday, November 6.
Robert Lindsay, organiser of the festival, said: “The Glenury distillery still has a special place in the hearts of many people in Stonehaven – and there’s a few bottles of Glenury Royal tucked away in cupboards around the town.
“All that is left of the distillery now, 25 years after it was closed, are the remains of the lower part of the chimney and a commemorative plaque.
“We thought it would be a nice idea to pay tribute to that part of Stonehaven’s heritage at this year’s real ale festival to help keep its memory alive.”
Robert, owner of the Marine Hotel and a master brewer, said the Spirit of Glenury, this year’s official festival ale, is a classic bitter.
“By maturing it in whisky casks it will take on a deeper flavour and one that will, hopefully, conjure up images of when Glenury was in full swing, creating the water of life.”
The distillery has a long history, founded in 1824 by one of Stonehaven’s most famous sons, Captain Robert Barclay-Allardice, noted for walking 1,000 miles in 1,000 hours for 1,000 guineas.
It was a major employer in the town over its history and today its rare whisky is highly sought after.
Robert said: “The Spirit of Glenury is a one-off and will only be available at the real ale festival.
“We hope people will enjoy the chance to come along, sample this ale and say ‘slainte’ to a little bit of Stonehaven’s history.”
This is the second Stonehaven Real Ale Festival and once again offers the rare chance to sample an ale from every one of Scotland’s working breweries – more than 50 in all.
This year the organisers, a group of real ale fans from Stonehaven, have added a Celtic fringe with the finest beers from Wales, Ireland, Cornwall and the Isle of Man they could get their hands on.
Last year’s inaugural festival was a runaway success, with more than 1,400 people drinking the vent dry. This year an extra day – on the Saturday – will hopefully answer the thirst to try some of the best ales around.
Robert said: “Ours isn’t just a vertical drinking event, though, we have some of the finest local musicians on stage, a big screen showing some fine Scottish films and TV programmes and the friendliest bar staff – all of them volunteers – in the land.
“The aim is deliver good ales, good fun, good craic and a great night.”
The festival is this year sponsored by Deeside Brewery ( www.deesidebrewery.co.uk), Harvieston Brewery (www.harviestoun.com) and The Bay Fish and Chips, Stonehaven.