Ale and hearty start for new fest

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An innovative new beer and food festival is being launched at Traquair in August at the home of Scotland’soldest micro brewery, featuring the best of Scotland’s craft beers and fine foods.

The event will focus predominantly on Borders breweries, including Traquair, Broughton, Borders, Tempest and newcomer, The Freewheelin’ Brewery Co. In addition, there will be a host of local food producers, including The Juicy Meat Company and Breadshare.

Organiser and Lady Laird of Traquair, Catherine Maxwell Stuart, said: “We are really keen to get people to enjoy great food and great beers, and try things they may not have tasted before.”

Beyond Beer welcomes families and there will be food-related workshops for kids as well as live music and entertainment in the garden all day.

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