This afternoon, I joined a tour of the Drygate Craft Brewery which is located within the shadow of Glasgow Cathedral and next door to the massive Tennent’s┬álager brewery which I visited last month.

The location has a long history of brewing going back to medieval times influenced by availability of water from the Molendinar Burn and other sources.

The key ingredients of beer manufacture are hops, yeast, barley and water. We were shown the brewing process, from malting and mashing through to fermentation and maturation, which is similar to early stage whisky production. Hops are mainly sourced from New Zealand and California plus Kent, occasionally.

At conclusion of the tour samples were provide to tour guests which comprised Drygate’s three main products, viz:

  • Outaspace Apple Ale
  • Gladeye IPA
  • Bearface Lager

Integrated with the brewery is a shop selling a wide range of craft beers and a popular restaurant.

A worthwhile experience!

Decorated Fermentation Vat

Fermentation Vats

Tour Group

Small Mash Tun

Drygate Apple Ale

Beer Taps


Beer samples




Aluminium Beer Kegs


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