August has been a busy month for Team Windswept here in Lossiemouth. With most of our team escaping the dreich days of Moray to explore the outdoors near and far, the brewery has remained a hub of activity. Where do we even begin?
As a brewery, it’s probably best to start with the beer. Our August special was a cask release of Typhoon, our 6.2% single hop Amarillo IPA. We have a few casks remaining, so make sure you harass (albeit nicely) your landlord to make sure you get some before it’s gone.
August has also seen us at events most weekends. We started the month with RAF Lossiemouth’s Friends and Family Day, and have had a presence at events across Scotland including Belladrum and Aberdeen’s ‘Sessions Beer and Gin Festival’, not forgetting one of our favourite local events, Elgin BID’s Food and Drink Festival.
We wouldn’t be able to talk about events and not discuss our raft at the Raft Race in Lossiemouth, a great fund-raising event for local charities. For those who missed us, our raft was, quite literally, out of this world! We’ve learned the hard way that whilst keykegs do float, they’re not the fastest mode of transport. With much hilarity we managed a respectable third place so our eyes are on the prize for next year!
On the exports front we’ve made strong progress. Our Managing Director, Nigel, and Export Manager, Amy, made a trip to Switzerland this month to meet with our importer and their customers to help spread the word about Windswept. If you’re in Switzerland, look out for our beer.
So what’s in store for September? Having loved the atmosphere and spectacle of the Highland Military Tattoo last year, we are returning to Fort George from the 8th to the 10th September to manage the bar in the Tattoo Village. Looking towards the end of the month, Moktoberfest returns! For more information please click here.
And for the last word, it’s back to the beer. As the autumn nights draw in, we think it’s time to bring back 1806, our a classic Scottish stout with rich coffee flavours and a roasted barley finish. In addition to cask and minikeg, it’s now available in 330ml bottle and 30L keykeg from Friday 1st September through the autumn and winter months until March.