MòR craft beers, Vicar?
Dundee may have to look to Angus for its closest craft brewers, but they’re making their presence felt in the city
Created by former lifeboat coxswain Jim Hughan and his business partner Ross Niven in 2012 as a retirement project for the former, MòR Brewing (based in the village of Kellas, just northeast of Dundee) has expanded far beyond its creators’ original aim of setting up a two-barrel plant to supply local pumps. Within a year they’d doubled the size of the operation, and MòR now supplies bars in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow, while pubs in English cities including Nottingham and Bath have also taken orders.
MòR produces five regular ales – including the pale bitter MòR Tea, Vicar?, MòR-ish ale and MòR Please! bitter – along with two rotating seasonal lines and their most recent project is an ale brewed in tribute to the late folk musician Michael Marra. ‘It’s called “Hermless”, which is taken from the lyric of one of Marra’s songs,’ explains Hughan’s daughter Cara. ‘His son came to us and asked us to create it, which was a real honour; he was a local celebrity. It’s a citrusy pale ale with a badge and pump clip designed by his son.’
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