Giffnock Beer festival

There will many quality beers to sample at this year's Giffnock Beer Festival.
There will many quality beers to sample at this year's Giffnock Beer Festival.

World-class beers will be on tap at this year popular Giffnoch Beer Festival which champions craft beers from winning breweries.

The Craft Beer Clan of Scotland, which distributes on behalf of Scotland’s craft brewers and distillers, has teamed up with renowned Glasgow Hutchesons’ Aloysians RFC to promote the beer festival which takes place on August 27 on GHA’s grounds.

The starting line-up includes Glasgow breweries WEST, Drygate, Jaw Brew and local micro-brewery Clockwork who boast a strong and loyal following among beer lovers in the city’s southside.

Braving the east-west rivalry at the GBF will be the Edinburgh Beer Factory, along with one of the Craft Beer Clan’s latest signings, Borders brewery Tempest, renowned for their innovative and adventurous beers. Fresh from winning Champion Beer of Britain, Loch Lomond Brewery also makes the GBF squad.

Claire Marchelletta, business manager of GHA said: “As well as a superb offering of drinks for the grown-ups we’ll have loads for children events too.

“There’ll be fairground rides, face painting, balloon artists, glitter tattooists and a few other surprises to keep children, and indeed the grown-ups, entertained! Last year we held the inaugural Giffnock Beer Festival and it was brilliant with everyone enjoying the rugby and some cracking beers.”

Chris Miller from the Craft Beer Clan of Scotland, said: “The Craft Beer Clan came together in the spirit of collaboration and community, so it’s hugely rewarding for us to be able to support the GHA.”