Drygate Brewery and Williams Bros have collaborated to create an updated version of ‘Saison’ style beer to celebrate Let’s Eat Glasgow! food festival which will take place at SWG3, Finnieston, on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September.
The crisp dry beer style, which is well-known for being popular with farm workers, has been given a fruity twist with additions of gooseberries and elderflowers.
This farmyard favourite ties into the festival’s ‘field to fork’ theme which hopes to take visitors on this journey, to celebrate the great food and drink being reared, grown, fished and cooked across the West of Scotland.
Cail Bruich, Crabshakk, Guy’s Restaurant, Mother India, Ox and Finch, Stravaigin, The Gannet and Ubiquitous Chip created the event, which is free to enter.
All profits made by the new ‘Saison’ and the rest of the festival will go towards Real Food, Real Folk’s work to address food inequality in the city.
Colin Clydesdale, Chair of Real Food, Real Folk, says, “As a fundraising event, Let’s Eat Glasgow! is only made possible through the in-kind support of great, like-minded businesses across the food and drink industry like William Bros and Drygate Brewery.”
As well as the specially created Let’s Eat Glasgow! ‘Saison’, guests will also be able to sample Makar Glasgow Gin, whisky-based cocktails blended by Glengoyne and wines from Alliance Wine.
Artisan drink producers such as craft beers from Jaw Brew and Harvieston Brewery, as well as a honey beer by Plan Bee will also be available to buy in the pop-up market.
Clydesdale commented, “We’re hugely grateful for the support of sponsors William Bros, Makar Glasgow Gin, Alliance Wine and Glengoyne which are all supporting Let’s Eat Glasgow! for the second year running along with a host of others from across the food and drink industry in the West of Scotland. From the visitor’s perspective, their participation, along with the great artisan drink producers in the pop-up market, means we have an incredible food and drink showcase for everyone to discover and enjoy.”