Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pic(k) of the Week: If it isn't Scottish, it isn't worth a ...

If it isn't Scottish, it isn't worth a ...

Bruce Williams —brewmaster/owner of Williams Brothers Brewing of Alloa, Scotland— emphatically makes his point to kilt-wearing representatives * for BrewDog Brewing of Fraserburgh, Scotland.

Dateline: 15 October 2011.
Pratt Street Alehouse, Baltimore, Maryland.

Brilliant October weather, live music, a large crowd, and 50 casks of real ale:

Beer brewed from traditional ingredients, matured by secondary fermentation in the container from which it is dispensed, and served without the use of extraneous carbon dioxide.

This was the 8th annual Chesapeake Real Ale Festival, co-organized by the Chesapeake branch of the SPBW (Society for the Preservation of Beer from the Wood) and the Pratt Street Alehouse. Since 2009, the CRAF has also been a 'bookend' festival for Baltimore Beer Week.


  • More photos from the 2011 Chesapeake Real Ale Festival: here.
  • * To be precise, these two gentlemen are not actually representatives of BrewDog, but instead are U.S. fans of the brewery, who, when not talking with Mr. Williams, were volunteers for the festival, pouring samples from the BrewDog cask for festival attendee. [Thank you to Alexander D. Michell IV for that clarification. Mr. Mitchell was the 'official' photographer for Baltimore Beer Week.]
  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of personal photos, posted on Saturdays, and often, but not always, with a good fermentable as subject.Commercial use requires explicit permission, as per Creative Commons.

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