Tag Archives: Aberdeen

BELFAST BRIEFLY: Crown Bar, Hilden Brewery, Parliament, Whitewater Brewery: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #24

Welcome to Northern Ireland!  Home to Belfast and beer Mecca: The Crown Bar: In last week’s post, trains, buses, and ferries took us from Aberdeen to Skye Island and then south to Belfast in Northern Ireland…in three days. Our Belfast … Continue reading

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LEAVING SCOTLAND: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #23

My wife and I are leaving Scotland.  Between the Fall’s cold approach and our desire for French wine, the South calls us.  But before we go, we decide to cross to Scotland’s western fringe. There is no time to drink.  … Continue reading

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GLEN GARIOCH: DISTILLERY VISIT FAIL: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #22

After our successful trip to GlenDronach Distillery, my wife and I decided to squeeze in another Whisky visit. This time, we won’t overload the day with castles, bakeries, and a far-flung distillery.  No.  Today we go to an urban distillery.  … Continue reading

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FROZEN FIRE: BrewDog, Tactical Nuclear Penguin, 32% Alcohol Beer Review: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #20

Last week’s review found favor with BrewDog’s wine-like 11.1% alcohol Imperial Red Wheat ale.  It’s time to triple it. BrewDog’s Tactical Nuclear Penguin should do the trick. Born from the flames of competition, Brewdog and German brewer Schorschbräu vied to … Continue reading

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BREWDOG ALCOHOL RISEN: Review: Imperial Red Wheat: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #19

After weeks of Scottish beer and Whisky, I wanted wine.  I wanted its complexity, richness, and…er, alcohol.  Brewdog’s first bar in Aberdeen provided the alternative. Each day’s castle/distillery/museum visit had wiped us.  We needed beer stimulation. So every evening we … Continue reading

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