Had a very hectic few weeks after getting back to the brewery after New Year. Deep snow which had lain since before Xmas, having partly thawed out and refrozen, creating a ice sheet for everyone to venture upon, made life at the brewery (and everywhere else) difficult. Forklifting pallets of malt, bottles and casks twixt brewery loading bay and lorry will become, I am sure, a new Winter Olympic sport with extra points awarded to the driver with the quickest digging out of the ice technique!
Now the big freeze is (we hope) behind us, we've been up to our usual mischief and launched a new brew - Perth 800, a lovely deep amber 4% ale to celebrate Perth's 800th anniversary. The launch party was held at the Perth Museum and Art Gallery with a cavalcade of minstrels, mummers and marvels celebrating the 800 year old history of the Fair City of Perth calling forth the days of yore when the town received its Royal Burgh Charter from King William the Lion in 1210.
Ask your local pub to get a cask in - I'll be making sure mine does!
Cheers for now, Ken