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Many thanks to the following businesses who are supporting The Scottish Beer Awards.

 

 

If you would like to sponsor the Scottish Beer Awards and take part in our annual celebration, please contact pippa@kdmedia.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Aldi’s stores in Scotland stock some of the finest and best value locally sourced food and drink. Since 2012, Aldi has been running in-store Scottish Beer Festivals to showcase the finest up and coming beers from breweries across Scotland.

Aldi’s Scottish sourcing commitment means that picking up a bargain and supporting local producers is easier than ever. From fresh dairy produce, drinks and baked goods, to meat, fruit and vegetables, Aldi is proud to stock more than 300 Scottish products, work with over 60 independent food and drink businesses and boast a product range which is at least 30% Scottish.

 

 

 

 

 

Anderson Strathern are delighted to once again to be sponsoring the Master Brewer of the Year Award.

This prestigious award recognises the best in Scottish Brewing and dedication to the craft of brewing with quality and individuality. At Anderson Strathern, our expert Food & Drink Team also know about dedication to quality and the importance of individuality, helping craft brewers of all sizes realise their ambitions and providing guidance on business requirements “For where you want to be”.

 

 

 

 

 

As Scotland’s oldest maltster and a heritage dating back to 1823, we can draw on a rich tapestry of care taken at every stage of our craft to produce the highest quality malt. As we look forward, we continue to support those who grow for us, and to ensure our place as the preferred partner to brewers and distillers who desire the finest quality UK malt. Brewers Select represents our continued commitment to the industry as a one stop shop for craft brewing and distilling ingredients.

 

 

 

 

 

Cara Technology serves drinks production companies in more than 170 countries. We maintain the largest and most historic collection of production brewing yeasts in the world – more than 850 strains. For more than a decade we have developed and manufactured a range of innovative reference flavour standards which have been used to train more than 20,000 professional tasters in breweries, water utilities, soft drinks companies and food manufacturers. We run performance assessment schemes for tasters which provide objective assessment of taster competence. We also develop, host and support web-based sensory software which is used by hundreds of breweries all over the world.

 

 

 

 

 

The Craft Beer Clan was founded in 2014 and has quickly established itself as Scotland’s leading export consolidator of craft beer. The Craft Beer Clan utilises expertise in the market together with Scottish brewery contacts to secure a range of flavoursome and unique beers that offer consumers drink experiences with authenticity and representing a portfolio of brews from all regions of Scotland.

Importers, distributors, retailers & consumers are keen to access the best beers which have an interesting story, provenance, heritage & more importantly flavour profile.   More recently the Clan revealed a new supermarket deal with ASDA which will see 9 breweries share in a £850,000 deal to promote 18 beers to the shelves of every store in Scotland.

 

 

 

 

 

Combining flexibility, experience and outstanding service, the award-winning grade A listed Edinburgh Corn Exchange is the capital’s most versatile venue.  Experienced, professional and highly trained event specialists are there to ensure attention to detail at every turn; guaranteeing the perfect conference, event, meeting, exhibition, dinner or product launch.

Consisting of seven distinct spaces that can be used separately or in combination with each other variety, flexibility and size are just a few of the reasons why the Corn Exchange is the perfect venue choice. Relax knowing that our priority is making your event a success.

Events at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange… It’s what we do!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clever Kegs, great beer, happy drinkers.

A keg rental business, innovative tech company, and above all a friend to the industry, Kegstar is the new kid on the block whose aim is simple: make brewing good beer easy.

As the craft beer and cider scene continues to grow, Kegstar’s team of industry experts are simplifying the entire keg value chain with their revolutionary technology. Each individual stainless steel Keg and Cask that Kegstar rents out, is etched with it’s own 2D matrix code and RFID tag. Using app enabled technology, each keg is scanned using a smart device, allowing the container to be tracked through the supply chain to the venue, creating valuable data insights along the way.

Absolutley everything is supported by Kegstar’s iOS and android technology, meaning all the customer has to do is fill, deliver, scan, repeat. When the time comes for empty kegs to be collected, venue staff can simply download the free Kegstar app and scan the keg to request a collection. Alternatively, venues can call, email, tweet or even Instagram Kegstar to let them know they have empties to be picked up; no platform is out of reach for this inventive keg company.

Contacts:

Hannah Brown | 07432 298308 | hannah@kegstar.com

Christian Barden | 07940 355832 | christian@kegstar.com

www.kegstar.com | 0800 5345000

Instagram: @kegstar_europe | Twitter: @kegstarkegsuk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail, food and drink consultancy Ross & Brown, launched in December 2014, offering business development consultancy to both retailers as well as food and drink manufacturers. Specialising in domestic and international account management services, Simon Ross and Craig Brown have access to an extensive network of industry professionals.

With a combined industry experience spanning over 50 years, they are well placed to advise SME’s on business development. Their most recent success was to bring the Craft Beer of Scotland brand into the UK Multiple retail space with Asda, listing nine different Scottish Brewers.

 

 

 

 

 

Tennent Caledonian is Scotland’s oldest brewer. Based at the historic Wellpark brewery in Glasgow since 1556, we are, in fact, Scotland’s oldest business still in existence.

We brew an industry-leading portfolio of beers led by the iconic Tennent’s Lager and our smooth draught ale, Caledonia Best for drinkers at home and abroad.

Our heritage, skill and passion for brewing allow us to create Scotland’s favourite alcoholic drink brands. Our beers are loved by our drinkers, brewed with an absolute dedication to quality using the finest ingredients including highland water from Loch Katrine and Scottish malted barley. We also have a unique understanding of what it means to be Scottish,  communicated via award winning marketing and sponsorship programmes  – from  iconic TV advertising, to sharing and enhancing Scotland’s passion for music, football, rugby and golf, all underpinned by engaging and memorable PR and digital campaigns.

We are committed to our community and the Scottish on-trade, as evidenced by a £45m investment in the last six years in Scotland’s pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants; the launch of  the Tennent’s Training Academy in 2010, which has seen over 38,000 students pass through its doors and our role in supporting the regeneration of the east end of Glasgow  via the redevelopment of Wellpark Brewery, the re-introduction of the Tennent’s Tours for domestic and international visitors and our JV with Williams Brothers, Drygate Brewery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Established in 1783, The Herald is Scotland’s most influential broadsheet newspaper, providing quality news and business coverage as well as agenda-setting comment.

Our specialist reporters in health, education, social affairs and the arts are bolstered by a strong business desk which is second to none in its knowledge of the sector.

And our teams at Holyrood and Westminster lead the way in reporting of the Scottish political scene.  In harness with heraldscotland.com and our sister newspapers across the country, The Herald offers the complete package.

Wolffe is a boutique brand design agency that was founded by Andrew Wolffe in 1998. We help businesses grow by employing a combination of well informed brand thinking, intelligent creative solutions  and a strong service ethic. Our clients are as varied as our design ideas;  from producing print and online sales materials for  Edinburgh’s finest Georgian Square to the brand identity and packaging for a new smokehouse on Loch Lomond-side; from campaigns for a world famous five star golf resort to menus for a rural gastro pub; and from advertising for Edinburgh’s oldest jewelers to setting the tone for a global social media phenomenon.

All our clients benefit from our unstinting desire to do better and create well-crafted work that supports their businesses get to where they are going.