Inveralmond Brewery’s Inspiration Series Rascal London Porter has caused a splash in the burgeoning US market, thanks to a deal between Perthshire based Inveralmond Brewery and Iron Horse Beverage.

The tasty brew has made it onto the prestigious just a few short weeks after its arrival in the US, one of the USA’s longest established craft beer clubs serving up beers to over 1 million US customers.

Rascal started to hit bars and retail stores in the USA at the end of March, starting in New York and California. The response from customers has been, so far, extremely positive.

The man behind Rascal’s U.S. launch, Cliff Morello, took Grolsch to the USA. He launched Iron Horse Beverage in 2004 and supplies beers to 35 states. In what he calls a “cut-throat, very competitive” market, Morello said he was looking for a product that would stand out. He commented:

“When I started in this business there were 65 breweries in the USA. Now there are over 4200 with probably another 1800 coming. Craft beers have 15% of the market. The number one craft beer in the USA is the IPA, whereas not everybody has a Porter.”

Rascal has a combination of a spicy aroma and silky palate and is inspired by the mighty brewing styles of 18th century London. The London Porter is named after the porters who moved goods on and off ships and around London’s city streets.

Rascal won Champion Beer at the 2015 World’s Biggest Ale Festival, run by JD Wetherspoon, before it was officially launched.

Perthshire craft beer-makers, Inveralmond Brewery, are holding a special Christmas Open Day to celebrate the seasonal launch of their popular festive craft beer, Santa’s Swallie, taking place on Saturday 12th December. The event will also mark the introduction of Ooskabeer Batch #1, the
brewery’s first ‘whisky beer’ produced in collaboration with The Glenturret Distillery.

Visitors are being invited along between 10am and 4pm to sample Santa’s Swallie, a dark copper coloured Christmas ale with hints of seasonal nutmeg and cinnamon. Visitors can also take a tour of the brewery and meet the man behind the magic – the brewer that is, not Santa – whilst stocking up on the festive tipple and some unique Christmas gifts for beer lovers. Continue reading

Santa’s Swallie, Perth-based Inveralmond Brewery’s seasonal special, is now available to enjoy on a limited release in the run up to Christmas. The ho-ho-hoppy bottled ale is now on the shelves across the country and overseas.

Pubs and clubs can order Santa’s Swallie in draught (9g and 4.5g available) and more ho-ho-homely beer lovers will also be able to purchase 5 litre mini-casks direct from the Brewery shop or on-line, the perfect gift for Christmas. Continue reading

Inveralmond Brewery, one of Scotland’s leading independent craft-beer breweries, has today announced that Stephen Annand has joined the brewery team to head up its latest drive for growth, with a specific remit to support Inveralmond’s commercial development in the UK on-trade environment.

Formerly head of on-trade sales for Magners GB, Stephen brings his wealth of industry experience to the role with major FMCG brands including Tennent Caledonian Breweries, AB-Inbev and Anheuser-Busch.  Continue reading

Inveralmond Brewery’s charitable brew is continuing to fly high after just one month on sale, with over 30 outlets across Scotland signing up to serve the benevolent beer, created to raise funds for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA).

The Perth-based beer-makers, one of Scotland’s leading independent craft breweries, teamed up with Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) in July this year to create the special brew to help fundraise for Scotland’s only air ambulance charity which relies solely on public donations.

Since launching the brew, there has been an out-pouring of support from pubs across Scotland with 5p from each pint pulled donated to the Perth based charity. From Inverness to Edinburgh, Glenshee to Kilmarnock, a whole host of beer lovers have been getting the chance to enjoy a charitable pint and raise a glass to a very worthy cause.  Continue reading

Inveralmond Brewery, one of Scotland’s leading independent craft-beer breweries, has today raised a high flying toast to a brew that is set to put some fizz into the fundraising efforts of Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA).

Launching the beer from the comfort of their custom made bar at the Brewery, Managing Director Fergus Clark was joined by  SCAA’s Head of Fundraising, Sally Cameron, and Joyce Leslie, a Trustee of the charity, to formally “wet the head” of the new partnership.

And with 5p from every pint sold in participating pubs, there is potentially a lot to celebrate for the Perth based charity which has responded to over 600 emergency callouts across Scotland since it was launched. SCAA is Scotland’s only charity-funded helicopter air ambulance, fuelled entirely by public donation. Continue reading

Inveralmond Brewery’s flagship beer, Ossian, has teamed up with Horsecross for their latest Supremely Golden Ticket competition to give comedy fans a “money can no longer buy” chance to win two tickets to the Kevin Bridges show in Perth Concert Hall on Thursday 6th August.

Tickets for the show, which sold out in just a few hours back in March, are in hot demand. As official partners with Horsecross, Inveralmond Brewery managed to secure a couple of coveted seats and is combining them with a visit to Inveralmond Brewery to meet Head Brewer, Ken Duncan, followed by dinner for two at Glassrooms and two tickets to the hottest ticket in town. Continue reading