Excellent Burnside Beer Tasting

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Burnside Beer Tasting

Can you Taste and Learn about Local Beer via your computer, tablet or mobile phone?

In the days leading up to 5th December 2020 a dozen branch members made plans to each procure a case of beer from Burnside brewery, either from their online delivery service or via local stockists.

- Brewery Shop (Laurencekirk)
- Strong Water Co (Banchory)
- Westhill Service Station
- Strachans of Deeside (Aboyne)

We convened online at the designated time and Zoom coordinates to discuss the beers in front of us.

The session was hosted by Steven Lewis of Burnside Brewery who kept us entertained with tales of the growth of the brewery in the two and a half years since taking the reins from the previous owners. We tasted these bottle conditioned beers in this order, while Steven talked about the recipes and brewing challenges that he faced:

- Fire Light - Autumn Red Ale - 6.8%
- Cherry Hollow - Cherry Stout - 6.2%
- Cloud Howe - Hazy Session IPA - 3.8%
- Wulver Lager - 4.5%

It was wonderful to hear Stevens ethos of using local ingredients and suppliers to make a range of more-ish beers. Many many thanks to Steven for this on-line event and we look forward to staying familiar with his products both in the pub and in bottles in the future.