From the demise of one brewery to the launch, in 2004, of another, Tryst uses 10-barrel equipment from Manchester’s ex-Berkley Brewery. Brewer John McGarva focuses on traditional-style beer, starting out with cask ales and now with a range of bottle-conditioned beers. Big on session-style beers like Stars and Stripes and Drovers 80/-, the new, stronger, British-hopped Raj IPA has been a well-received change of direction.
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Something's Brewing: Scotland's finest real ales1 May 2009
Thanks to an explosion of micro brewers all over the country, Scotland is pushing back the boundaries of real ale innovation. Frank Park of the Scottish Real Ale Shop runs the rule over a selection of his favourite small breweries.