Thursday, January 24, 2019

Beer Tasting

Robbie Burns Night: Traquair House Tasting

23rd Avenue Bottle Shop

6 - 8 pm

21 and over

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About Robbie Burns Night: Traquair House Tasting

Robbie Burns Night: Traquair House Tasting

Come celebrate the life of the great Scottish Bard Robbie Burns with a free sample of the Traquair House Ale, brewed in the oldest inhabited house in Scotland. 

About the Traquair Brewery

Traquair House, the oldest inhabited house in Scotland, dates back to 1107 AD, when it was a hunting lodge for the kings of Scotland. It has had descendants of the same family living in it from 1491 to the present day. As did many estates of the era, Traquair operated a house brewery and when Mary Queen of Scots visited in 1566, Traquair was already brewing a famous strong ale.

Sometime after 1800, brewing ceased at Traquair. The original brewery equipment remained on the estate, idle, until the 20th Laird of Traquair, Peter Maxwell Stuart, restored and opened the brewery in 1965. The copper brewkettle at Traquair is over 200 years old, and beer is made in the traditional manner -- even using oak fermenting vessels, which contribute to the deep, unique character of these beers.

Traquair is the only UK brewery using oak vessels for primary fermentation.