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The Muckle Cross in Elgin to hold 12-day beer festival next month

By Ewan Malcolm

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THE Muckle Cross in Elgin will hold a 12-day beer festival next month.

The pub will serve a number of beers brewed specifically for the festival.
The pub will serve a number of beers brewed specifically for the festival.

A range of real ales from brewers in Taiwan, Germany, USA, Belgium and Italy will be available at the High Street pub from March 6 to March 17.

The pub will also serve a number of beers brewed specifically for the festival including vegan beers as well as chocolate and vanilla varieties. The beers will cost £2.49 per pint.

Pub manager Leigh Ellis said: "The festival is a great celebration of real ale.

"It will allow us to showcase a selection of superb beers, including those from overseas, over a 12-day period, at great value-for-money prices.

"It will also give our customers the opportunity to enjoy a number of beers which have not previously been available in the pub, as well as those brewed specially for the festival."

The festival line-up includes Spring Frenzy (Daleside Brewery), Grizzly Bear IPA (Shepherd Neame), Disco Macaw (Redpoint Brewing, Taiwan), Crafty Fox (Hook Norton Brewery), Bite the Bullet! (Oakham Ales), Bingo Lady (The Lost Abbey Brewing Company, USA), Chocolate Ale (Leikeim Brewery, Germany), Parts and Labour (Rooster's Brewery), Germain (Brouwerij De Bock, Belgium), Roasted Nuts (Rebellion Brewery) and Falstaff (Birrificio Gregorio, Italy).

Three third-of-a-pint "tasters" will also be available for the price of a pint.

And tasting notes on all of the beers will be available in the pub as part of the festival magazine.

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