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BrewDog hits out at CAMRA with ‘alternative’ beer festivals

Scotland’s largest independent brewery, BrewDog has again hit out at the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), criticising its real ale festivals and establishing competing, alternative events at its bars in Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Designed to coincide with the Aberdeen Beer Festival (9 – 11 June) and the Scottish Real Ale Festival (16 – 18 June), BrewDog’s alternative events will deliberately compete for the attention of beer drinkers and aim to celebrate creativity in brewing often criticised by CAMRA.

  • The event will combine live music, food and beer pairing and beer tasting sessions
  • The manifesto for the events is no cask ale, no Tennent’s beer, no bagpipes, no morris dancing and no French
  • BrewDog will be producing special edition beers to celebrate the occassion
  • The world’s most alcoholic beer, Sink the Bismarck, will be available at the events as well as the debut appearance of the alcohol-free Virgin Nanny in a  State cocktail

Download the full press release and high resolution images below



James Watt, co-founder of BrewDog commented:

“Beer drinkers now have a choice during the beer festival season – they can spend their days drinking warm, flat, boring ale with leather-waistcoated, pot-bellied Frenchmen or they can attend a genuine celebration of creative brewing at BrewDog Aberdeen. Our passion is beer, and we would love CAMRA to organise an event that wasn’t stuffy, boring or misguided, but they never do, so we decided to take matters into our own hands.”

He continued:

“CAMRA doesn’t celebrate beer; it celebrates itself. CAMRA events snub creativity, impinge passion, and frown on newcomers. If they really cared about real ale, they would support creativity and the breweries looking to breathe new life into it. The only thing the alternative beer festival snubs is this closed, incoherent and stubborn approach to beer drinking. We can’t promise thousands of detailed photocopied itineraries and dubious, grey-bearded ale aficionados, but what we can promise is a great event with craft beer at its heart.”

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