Online tasting with Harviestoun for International Stout Day

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Harviestoun Brewery is celebrating International Stout Day on Thursday 5th November with an online tasting and an online exclusive,  its craft stout ‘Old Engine Oil’ in a new mini-keg format [4.5% ABV]. For the first time, Old Engine Oil will be available to buy in the five-litre pack from Harviestoun’s online shop, with next day delivery around Scotland and the rest of the UK.

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To help give people a thirst for the classic craft stout, the brewery is also staging its first Instagram Live stout tasting event hosted by its Master Brewer, Stuart Cail, and one of Scotland’s top drinks writers, Peter Ranscombe.

From 5.30pm on Thursday 5th November, craft ale enthusiasts will get the rare opportunity to enjoy a stout masterclass and go behind-the-scenes at Harviestoun Brewery from the comfort of their own home. Not only will people get the chance to learn more about the drink itself, but they’ll also find out how OId Engine Oil is the perfect companion to enjoy with a venison casserole or rich chocolate cake.

Stuart Cail has been Master Brewer at Harviestoun for over 20 years. He said: “We’re really excited to be celebrating International Stout Day this year by paying tribute to our very own craft stout. Not only is Old Engine Oil now available online as a mini-keg for the first time, but we want to encourage craft ale lovers far and wide to join our first ever Instagram Live stout tasting event on 5th November.

“Old Engine Oil is beautifully engineered with premium roasted malt for a velvety mouthfeel. It’s proper vintage stuff. If you pull up at the brewery and open the car door you always know straight away if they’re making Old Engine Oil. You can smell it. It’s such a distinct grist – roast coffee, with slight chocolatey flavours.

“We wanted to brew a strong, beer that was rich and full but dark. We also wanted a fuller flavour, so we used masses of roast barley and altered the temperatures of the process to allow some residual sugar to remain in the beer. What was left was full-flavoured and viscous, so we called it Old Engine Oil.”

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Take Part

To take part in Harviestoun’s first Instagram Live stout tasting event at 5.30pm on Thursday 5th November, go to and use hashtag #InternationalStoutDay and #harviestounstoutday.

Where to buy

Old Engine Oil [4.5% ABV] is now available to buy in a new five-litre mini-keg format priced at £22 per keg, as well as a choice of bottle and can packs from Harviestoun’s online shop at with next day delivery around Scotland and the rest of the UK.


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