WinterStorm Rock Weekender
You know the rock venue story. Overpriced rubbish lager served warm and in collapsible glasses…
But it doesn’t have to be that way!
Year on year, WinterStorm has grown its craft beer and real ales product range and this year we could probably quite correctly promote ourselves as WinterStorm Classic Rock and Beer Festival…
For the first time we will have more than ten different ales, lagers, ciders and beers available on draft over the whole three days.
We’ll be featuring products from at least eight breweries giving an unrivalled choice in quality and tastes and even better it will be served by those most knowledgeable folk from CAMRA who will not only serve your pint but talk to you about it too!
The breweries featured this year include those below and we hope that many of you will leave having found a new favourite from the carefully curated selection. We are extremely proud of our real ale and craft beer commitments!
Also look out for our redesigned Plastic Pint glasses – the ‘Storm artwork with a neat little “Filled to the Brim with Rock ‘n’ Roll” strapline!
You will also find a series of QR codes this year displayed around the venue – one each for food, drink and line up.
The Bar QR Code will link during the event to a page with the full price list and any updates on beer changes and last minute product additions.
The beers published below are correct at the time of writing but keep an eye open for changes due to supply issues and further guests ales.
Founded in 2011, Alechemy was one of the original first wave of independent craft brewers. Based in Livingston, they aim to provide a true alternative to the proliferation of mass produced and marketed beers. As an independent brewer, they are free to create a range of occasional speciality beers that complement their core range of bottled and cask ales. Ayr Brewing Company
It all started in the naughties, when their founder started dabbling with cider making in his garden shed. Turns out West Country apples make great tasting cider. Following this happy discovery, Orchard Pig arrived out of a shared thirst for great cider, great food and Old Spots, the original Orchard Pigs. They set themselves apart from other ciders because they go the whole hog and don’t take themselves too seriously. They're passionate about great cider which is they make ciders for everyone; the vegans, the vegetarians and even the flexitarians.
Broughton Brewery was founded in 1979 by David Younger and James Collins in a former sheep station in the wee village of Broughton in the Scottish Borders. It was the first initiated Scottish microbrewery, which appealed to customers looking for a new 'craft beer' experience outside the traditional mass-produced lager and exports. As they enter their fifth decade, Broughton are still brewing a unique range of premium beers which you'll find more details of on their site and included the introduction of a new alcohol free beer and a gluten free lager.
Spey Valley Brewery was the first commercial micro brewery to be located in the heart of Speyside, creating the finest hand-crafted beers from the same water as Speyside’s world-renowned malt whiskies. The company was founded in 2007 and set out to produce world-class beers on the farm in Mulben. Encouraged by the early success of their first beer, SpeyStout, the company expanded production and began distributing more widely throughout the North East and further afield growth that has seen Spey Valley Brewery become the largest brewery in the local area.
The DNA of Innis & Gunn was alive and well even before the company was founded. It ran through every fibre of the Founder & Master Brewer's being. Dougal Gunn Sharp routinely worked holidays as a teenager at his father’s brewery in Edinburgh instilling a passion in him for the fine art of crafting outstanding beers that would set him on the journey that would define him, so much so that in 2003, he founded Innis & Gunn to bring his Original beer and original ideas to the world. The Original continues to be Innis & Gunn’s flagship beer, alongside Innis & Gunn Lager which is the No.1 craft lager in Scotland. The company are currently in the process of building a new Innis & Gunn brewery which will be the first large-scale brewery to be built in Scotland’s capital for 150 years.
Offering hand crafted, high quality ales, brewed in the Heart of Burns Country. The Ayr Brewing Company brewed it's first ales in October 2009, and in a short space of time gained numerous awards at both local and national level. As a 5 Barrel Micro Brewery they are currently producing around 60 casks of ale a week and supplying pubs throughout the UK. They are the first brewery in the area for over 80 years and operate out of The Glen Park Hotel in Ayr town centre where customers can enjoy a delicious meal and their ales on tap in the bar/restaurant.
The origin of the Tennent family's association with brewing dates back to 1556 when Robert Tennent, who believed 'this place is perfect for brewing beer', established the brewery in Glasgow. In 1745, Bonnie Prince Charlie and his army lodged in the brewery following their retreat from England. In the Glasgow City Hall records, it is written that every man was refreshed and heartened by the Tennent’s brothers delicious brew. We are sure that the WinterStorm clan will be similarly uplifted...
What started as an idea to produce quality, hand-crafted cider which reflected our locality and our values became a reality in 2020 with the creation of Ayrshire Riviera Cider. The artisan cider is made from ethically sourced, local apples all from the South West coast of Scotland. The fruit is a combination of hand-picked and windfall apples which are then hand-pressed to extract as much of their tasty, sweet juice as possible. There is no extra water nor sugar added to the product at any stage, just letting the juice and the cider yeast work together to make a stunning product.
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