The Hippo Beers Showcase is taking place as part of Glasgow Beer Week which is running from 7th to 14th September in venues across the city. Our beer extravaganza is being hosted by Brel in Ashton Lane on Thursday 13th September and here’s how it is going to pan out.
We are running a fully booked beer tasting from 8pm which will highlight six beers that epitomise what we are going to have to offer in Glasgow’s first speciality beer shop. We will be sampling a beer from Scotland, England, USA, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. The beer tasting is expected to last approximately 1 hour.
After that we will be providing off sales of a range of over 20 different beers. We carefully selected a mix of classic and modern beers to give you a flavour of the extensive and eclectic range we will have to offer in the shop itself. The off sales will run from 9pm to 10pm so be prompt and make sure you don’t miss out. We can’t sell you off sales after 10pm – it’s the law guv’nor!
To whet your appetite I can reveal that we will have beers available from Scottish breweries Tempest, Cromarty, Fallen and Knopps. We will also have some beers from south of the border from Magic Rock, Summer Wine, The Kernel, Hawkshead and Camden Town. It doesn’t stop there either as we’ve got some of the USA’s finest from Victory and Odell not to mention something very special from Green Flash. If you’re fan of Belgian beer we will have brews available from Gouden Carolus, Westmalle, Dupont and Boon. Finally, we’ve a fine selection of German beers that includes Andechs, Augustiner, Schlenkerla and Gaffel.
I think you’ll agree that it is a pretty special line up and one that you don’t want to miss out on! So get yourself down to Brel on 13th September to get in on the action. You don’t need to be booked on the tasting to come along to the off sales – everyone is welcome!
As if that wasn’t enough we have also hand picked some beers to go behind the bar in Brel as well so you can sample a few choice brews to get you in the mood for the off sales or just to kick back and relax with something a bit different to the usual beer selection. For anyone that wants to hang around for a chat after the off sales are finished we will be hosting drinks in the bar until closing and would be happy to chat about Hippo Beers, our favourite beers, your favourite beers – even the weather if you fancy it!