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WEST supporting this years Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival

22 Jun 23
by Charlie McAdam


Trad Music Trust and everyone involved with this years Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival are hugely grateful to WEST for their support. Established in 2006 West has received lots of awards for both the beer it produces and the service it delivers.

Originally from Bavaria, Petra Wetzel first fell in love with Scotland on a school exchange near Stirling. She returned in 1994 to study at the University of Glasgow, and has been there ever since. The idea for WEST, a German-style brewery abiding by the German Purity Law, was born when Petra’s father first visited her in Glasgow and couldn't find a beer like the ones he enjoyed at home, so Petra decided to take matters into her own hands. Safe to say Herbert is happy now. Since then the growth of WEST has been staggering, developing from a self-contained German-style beer hall and brewery into a successful distribution operation. WEST on the Green was named ‘Scotland’s Pub of the Year’ at the National Pub Bar Awards in 2016.

WEST is the only UK brewery to produce all of its artisan lagers and wheat beers in strict accordance with the Reinheitsgebot — the German Purity Law of 1516. The law prescribes the use of water, malt, hops and yeast only, serving as a promise of purity and quality. WEST has been brewing to these time-honoured standards since 2006, merging centuries of traditional practice with state-of-the-art equipment. The desire to produce the very best is what makes the German work ethic an enviable industry tool. WEST channel the best of this maxim into refining their processes, striving for nothing short of perfection. 

Glasgow is Scotland's cultural capital, standing at the forefront of the UK's creative arena. Belonging to a city that is fiercely proud of its institutions and artisans means everything they do at WEST is infused with this renowned Glasgow spirit. West is devoted to providing quality beer with Glaswegian heart and a German head.

WEST Brewery Website

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