The ‘BrewDog Presents’ kicked off in Glasgow on Saturday 1st March with an all-day music, beer and whiskey event at the SWG3 Warehouse.
The day was split into two parts – the afternoon saw a range of independent breweries, namely BrewDog, Tempest, Beavertown, Magic Rock and Brew By Numbers, sell their range of beers. Brew by Numbers Amarillo and Orange Saison, Beavertown’s Gamma Ray American Pale Ale and Brewdogs’ Dead Pony Club were favourites of the ones I tried. Each of the breweries gave an informal talk throughout the course the afternoon – we managed to catch the last one which was by London’s Beavertown who talked a bit about their newly launched beers and their inspiration for their distinctive labelling.
Buffalo Trace were also there with an American style whiskey bar, offering their bourbon in a range of cocktails and some tasty, freshly stone-baked pizza was provided by So La Ti Dough. Unfortunately we seemed to miss Scoop, who perhaps finished before we arrived. The crowd were also treated to some live art with some quirky booze-related designs adorning the walls of the venue.
The evening saw the beer continue to flow alongside range of music, starting with the New York Brass Band (from York!), who done covers of, amongst others, Rick Astley. The excellent The New Picaddillies and The Shiverin’ Sheiks got the crowd dancing with some retro 50s and 60s sounds and the night was rounded off with Washington Irving and Miaoux Miaoux.