Scotland has no shortage of artisans dedicated to the pursuit of creating the perfect craft beer. With each sip, the all-encompassing yet independent flavours basking within craft brews are accentuated by the presence of signature aromas and distinct tastes. Embark on a cerebral-gastro excursion by drinking your way through Glasgow’s best craft beers.
Whoever says unicorns don’t exist are lying. They do— in the form of the Shilling Brewing Co. Unicorn IPA. Full of a hoppy character, Unicorn IPA boasts a torrent of citrus flickers amidst steady malt tones, which are complimented by a sherbet swirl. Sipping on this spellbinding brew is made all the more enchanting by the well-decorated industrial swanky hip brewpub surrounds. Consider this beauty an unmitigated brewing playground that enables craft beer enthusiasts to sample every brew in sight, from its first steps to its final farewell.
Shilling Brewing Co., 92 W George St, Glasgow, Scotland, +44 141 353 1654
All you could ever want, need, and desire in a local microbrewery, Clockwork Beer Co. is ahead of the brewing game. Brewed on site, the craft beers are sublime, especially the Cartside Red, a red ale with German malty punches, American hops and hints of toffee and berries; the Original Amber, a gloriously golden ale; and the Hampden Roar, a dark ale sporting five malts and bitter undercurrents. Those who like a liquid dessert should pay extra attention to It’s Not Terry’s, a rich bold chocolate orange stout with a citrus start and silky cocoa finish. The charming beer garden, wooden inside, unpretentious food and buzzing quiz nights only add to the allure of the craft beers.
Clockwork Beer Co., 1153-1155 Cathcart Rd, Glasgow, Scotland, +44 141 649 0184
A brilliant blend of Germany and Scotland, WEST Brewery is an artisan brewpub synonymous with endless banter and delicious traditional German eats. Separating the best from the rest, West is the only brewery in the UK to brew under Reinheisgebot, the German Purity Law 0f 1516. Named after Glasgow’s patron saint, St. Mungo (Wests’ flagship beer) is a refined traditional Bavarian ‘Helles’ lager with a crisp and malty personality. The Venetian Doge’s Palace-inspired home base makes the perfect setting for lazy Sundays and boozy catch-ups.
WEST, Templeton Building, Glasgow Green, Glasgow, Scotland, +44 141 550 0135
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