|The Moray coast|
Al Read and Nigel Tiddy, former RAF (Tornado) pilots enjoyed the outdoor life on the wild and unspoilt coast and nearby Highlands and established West Beach Brewery in 2012. The name was changed to Windswept Brewing in November 2012 due to legal problems.
|Al Read in Windswept Brewery yard.|
|Natassia Barksby kindly posed with a West Berkshire Ullage magazine|
|APA - label on back of bottle|
Al had brewery work to do so he left us with Natassia to take a look inside the brewery.
|Assistant brewer, Doug Russell, digging out the mash tun|
|Marooned, Blonde, APA and Aurora mini kegs for tasting|
Natassia told us about the music and beer festivals that the brewery is involved with including Moktoberfest in Elgin Town Hall, North Hop in Inverness and sponsorship of Speyfest at Fochabers.
Kirsty McLeod handles exports with beers from Windswept Brewing being exported to distributors in Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Italy, France and Andorra.
Before leaving I had a chance for a quick chat with lead brewer, Charlotte Cook. Charlotte said her favourite beer from the brewery is Wolf, the 6% ABV dark strong Scottish ale named after the Wolf of Bladenoch, infamous for burning down Elgin cathedral. She also mentioned that brewing a Russian Imperial Stout, for ageing in whisky casks, is planned.
|Calum Stewart Trio on the 'Windswept Stage', Speyfest, 31/7/15|
Windswept Brewing Co
13 Coulardbank Industrial Estate
Brewery: 01343 814310