Battle of the Brewers – Stewart Brewing Edinburgh’s Local Independent Brewery
Brewers Battle it out to raise money for Maggie’s Centre
With growing interest in craft beers, Stewart Brewing, Edinburgh’s Local Independent Brewery, has challenged multi award winning brewery giants (of the craft brewing industry) Williams Brothers in a battle to brew the best beer. Battle will commence on Wednesday 27th of July at an Edinburgh City Centre pub, with proceeds being donated to Maggie’s Centre Edinburgh.
Edinburgh, 20th July 2011 – Stewart Brewing MD Steve Stewart said, “Battle of the Brewers is about creating fun and lively events where smaller brewers can demonstrate their brewing skills and abilities and combine it with some real competition. The best thing is that the beer drinking public get to choose who’s best!”
“7 years ago, Williams Brothers helped in the establishment and success of Stewart Brewing as they were the original brewery for our first beers Edinburgh No 3 and Pentland IPA, so it makes sense now to have a fight! Both breweries have won lots of awards and there’s a good rivalry between us, so why not do a challenge to see – who really brews the best beer?”
Williams Brothers are keen to battle it out and are delighted that the event will also raise money for a great cause. Williams Brothers Scott Williams said, “Steve brews some fantastic beers and it is an honour to share the bill on this charity brew off. Any event that brings Williams Brothers and Stewart Brewing together in one venue can only be a good thing for Scottish Craft Beer- and if we can raise some money for a worthy cause along the way then all to the good.”
The first challenge will be to produce a 5% Summer Ale that will be showcased at The Queens Arms on Frederick Street, Edinburgh on 27th July from 7pm. The customers will have the chance to try both beers, labelled ‘Beer X’ and ‘Beer Y’, and cast a vote for their favourite. Votes can also be cast on Twitter and Facebook which will be monitored throughout the event. At the end of the evening, votes will be counted and the winner will be crowned the champion.
The prize? Not a lot really, other than brewing kudos, brownie points and bragging rights and of course raising money for a great cause. Fundraising Co-ordinator for Maggie’s Edinburgh, Marion Taylor, said: “We are delighted Stewart Brewing have chosen to support Maggie’s with a brew off. This is such a fun way to raise money and hope all the guests attending enjoy choosing their favorite Ale.”
“I would like to thank everyone from Stewart Brewing and Williams Brothers from the staff to the customers, for supporting Maggie’s. At Maggie’s we rely entirely on public donations and, therefore, fundraising events like this help us support the 18,000 visitors we have a year who come through the doors at the Edinburgh Centre.”
The event will be ticketed with a £5 ticket price. (Tickets must be purchased in advance on the Stewart Brewing website – www.stewartbrewing.co.uk ) Other beers including the award winning Hollyrood will be on the bar during the evening and raffle tickets will give people the chance to win Stewart Brewing and William Brothers goodies.
If the evening turns out a success there’s every chance there could be a few more challenges to follow. Fans and followers should regularly check the website for further details. For more information and distribution details please call 0131 440 2442 or visit www.stewartbrewing.co.uk