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  • Premier Icon swavis
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    Their Twitter feed should be interesting after that… 😉

    Premier Icon ratherbeintobago
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    @duckman Glad it’s not just me. I found Lost Lager to be totally insipid and disappointing.

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-60119541

    This is the worst revelation so far!!

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    Loch Lomond Brewery based in…
    Dumbarton but it’s Scottish.
    Their Exiting Piers cherry saison is definitely moreish but I don’t have any more.

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    Gah, just discovered that I really like their Hazy Jane after receiving one for crimbo. Then read (enough of) this thread. Any pointers elsewhere for similar? In fact I should rather support local brewers.

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    Overtone have some delicious options. Based in Yoker, but they taste much better than that would suggest.

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    Vocation do a similar brew to Hazy Jane – hop, skip and jump?

    Premier Icon onehundredthidiot
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    Tempest do a couple of really nice hazy beers.

    Premier Icon grantyboy
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    highly recommend another north east brewery, Fierce Beer

    https://www.fiercebeer.com/

    Their Cafe Racer is amazing

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Just read the sex pest story.

    Can’t see a smoking gun in there, but it paints a (quite credible) picture of the bloke as a creepy MF.

    Unlikely to be the final nail in his coffin IMO.

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    Agree Fierce make some nice beer. 66 North are another Aberdeen brewery doing excellent work.

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    I really don’t rate Fierce Beer. Find it a bit underwhelming although I haven’t tried it all and their Private Universe DIPA looks good. That’s the problem with IPAs I find, I love the really strong beers. One can of 8.5% IPA and I have to go to have a lay down these days.

    They are also quite expensive. Hence, I ordered some from here:
    https://lowcostbeer.com/
    Found it very hit and miss to be honest. Some of the beers were ok, a couple good but some had no flavour at all. They didn’t taste bad as such – I find some really bad IPAs manage to taste bad despite tasting of nothing – but they just didn’t taste of anything.

    But anything is better than giving my money to James Watt. I used to like Punk IPA when it first came out but I bought some a year ago or so and found it insipid. Really hoping he gets what he almost certainly deserves but somehow I doubt it.

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    66 North are another Aberdeen brewery doing excellent work.

    6 Degrees North. Brewed five minutes from my house, which isn’t in Aberdeen 😉

    Premier Icon thenorthwind
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    Oh yeah 6. And they’re in Dundee aren’t they 🤦‍♂️ More coffee needed.

    Well Black Isle brewery if you want more north east then 😉

    Premier Icon swavis
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    Spey Valley is more North east than the Black Isle 😉

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    Lerwick Brewery surely wins that particular competition?

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    “Gah, just discovered that I really like their Hazy Jane after receiving one for crimbo. Then read (enough of) this thread. Any pointers elsewhere for similar? In fact I should rather support local brewersx”

    Thornbridge Green Mountain is similar (but better I think). I too am boycotting Brewdog – there is both better beer and beer from better people to be found elsewhere!

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    And they’re in Dundee aren’t they 🤦‍♂️ More coffee needed.

    Pretty much mid way between Dundee and Aberdeen 😀

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    I like their beer but have stopped buying it. The choice of great beer we have today is in part due to them, but there are far too many negative stories emerging about their behaviour.

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    I like their beer but have stopped buying it. The choice of great beer we have today is in part due to them, but there are far too many negative stories emerging about their behaviour.

    think I’m in this position to! Mainly down to JW who appears to be a weapons-grade bell-end. He really needs to step down or take a back seat for Brewdog to be able to move forward tbh. The revelation about him owning a lot of Heineken shares is the nail in the coffin!!

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    @p7eaven Northern Monk have some nice Hazy options, as do Vibrant Forest. Both will deliver if you can’t find them in a shop

    Premier Icon duncancallum
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    What’s the score with families being kicked off the estate?

    Premier Icon Phil_H
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    What’s the score with families being kicked off the estate?

    gamekeepers, gardeners, farming and domestic staff, who were employed by the previous owner, have been laid off and the properties they lived in put up for sale.
    P & J link
    Times paywall link

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    I’m no fan of Brew Dog but that press and journal piece is a terrible bit of propaganda by the huntin’ and fishin’ lobby

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    That’s terrible fancy wanting to replant forests and stop grouse shooting.

    Anyway, he does seem to some what of an odd character.

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    chiefgrooveguru
    Thornbridge Green Mountain is similar (but better I think). I too am boycotting Brewdog – there is both better beer and beer from better people to be found elsewhere!

    Thornbridge aren’t exactly controversy free either.

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    grantyboy
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    highly recommend another north east brewery, Fierce Beer

    https://www.fiercebeer.com/

    Their Cafe Racer is amazing

    Dirty Sanchez….damn! not making it just now.

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    Pretty much mid way between Dundee and Aberdeen 😀

    I was thinking of 71 Brewing – 🤦‍♂️ again. It’s all these bloody numbers!
    On the plus side, I didn’t realise 6 North were there, and I’m going to be staying about 10 miles away in April so I might well pay them a visit if they have a taproom!

    My go-to hazy NEIPA is Allendale Dirty Deeds – it’s fairly widely available in the supermarkets round here, but that might be because they’re fairly local.

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    Thornbridge Green Mountain is similar (but better I think). I too am boycotting Brewdog – there is both better beer and beer from better people to be found elsewhere!

    I think we have to boycott Thornbridge as one of the directors or their partner is connected to some dodgy government training scheme that went bust or something.

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    Thnaks for the hazy ale suggestions all. I guess the key to success with such beers is getting them in you before they’ve sat too long in storage. I’ll keep my peepers peeled for those and also likely checking out a local beer emporium later on 🙂

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    What’s the score with families being kicked off the estate?

    the housing will have been tied to the jobs so exempt from the scottish protections for tenants.  If i want to sell my rental flat I have to give 6 months notice.    a tied house does not get this protection.  Its pretty shoddy behaviour

    I do not care what the jobs were even if a part of the reprehensible grouse farming.  Its hardly ethical from a company that likes to tell everyone what high ethical standards they support.

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    I do not care what the jobs were even if a part of the reprehensible grouse farming. Its hardly ethical from a company that likes to tell everyone what high ethical standards they support.

    can’t say I’d get too worked up about it personally, odd though that they weren’t offered jobs as rangers or to be involved in the forest in some way… although nothing saying that they weren’t… there’s a lot of “if this is true” and “there are claims of” in all the reports I’ve seen, not much in the way of hard facts.

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    That’s terrible fancy wanting to replant forests and stop grouse shooting.

    If you are interested in what Brewdog consider “re-wilding” then I can point you to a couple of critiques and suggest you look at the government subsidies available for tree-planting.

    As per TJ, I have little sympathy for the grouse-shooting set but deer control should continue to be necessary, as should many of the other roles – and perhaps retraining might have been better than eviction?

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    https://www.stewartbrewing.co.uk/

    Premier Icon nickc
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    and perhaps retraining might have been better than eviction?

    May well have been, we’ve no idea if they were offered a different role, and turned it down or were just shown the door. The P&J article is lacking in any details whatsoever, and is just a polemic railing against “incomers” and (of all things) comparing this to highland clearance, which, given that it’s written by a member of the grouse moor shooting association, takes some balls.

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    To me its the fact ll other tenacies in Scotland require 6 months notice if you want to sell the property vacant but they must have use the tied homes loophole to evict that stinks

    That an of course the shite beer

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    This is pretty much a textbook non-apology

    He went on to say: “Secondly, and more importantly, I hugely regret anyone feeling in any way uncomfortable around me, as the programme set out.”

    “This is absolutely the last thing I want and something I will learn from immediately. I truly apologise to anyone who felt that way. This was never my intention.

    “However, I would argue that people feeling uncomfortable around me based on false rumours and misinformation does not represent inappropriate behaviour on my behalf.”

    ‘I’m genuinely sorry but it’s all lies’

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    we’ve no idea if they were offered a different role, and turned it down or were just shown the door.

    The estate is next to me and I’ve been told no option was available.

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    The estate is next to me and I’ve been told no option was available.

    if there’s no need for them that’s fair enough – any fingers of blame should be pointed at whoever chose to sell the land/business, not who bought it.

    The only point of concern is, was there any truth in the speculation they were summarily evicted via a loophole?

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    This is pretty much a textbook non-apology

    ‘I’m sorry for how you felt.’

    rather than

    ‘I’m sorry for how I made you feel’ or even better, ‘I’m sorry for what I did.’

    Did I miss it or was there nothing about the other founder Martin Dickie? Has he left or is he just a bit less of a Dickie?

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