Motherwell joins cask ale revolution

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Fancy a taste of Hog’s Back Rip Snorter, or perhaps a refreshing glass of Ed’s Chilli Beer may be more to your liking?

Unfazed by the stellar reputation of the annual Paisley Beer Festival - the biggest and best known in thev West of Scotland - Motherwell’s own yearly tribute to cask ale is back in the Civic Centre on Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28, with a scintillating line-up of curiously-named ales, foot-stomping bands and tasty comfort food.

The full line-up of beers for this year’s event has still to be announced, but the ones we know about already - for example Masquerido Mojito - show that real beer, now enjoying a spectacular renaissance in Scotland, is living up to its reputation for exotic names and challenging tastes.
But isn’t it all about bearded blokes with sandals quaffing beers nobody else really likes? Definitely not, says the Campaign for Real Ale, which has just produced figures showing that more women than ever before are ditching bland global beers in favour of craft ales.

The festival, entry £5, runs from 6pm to midnight on the Friday and 1.30pm to midnight on the following day.