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Glasgow drinks specialist to host tasting sessions pairing gin and beer throughout December

Popular Glasgow craft beer shop, Grunting Growler, is set to host a series of tastings that will pair beer and gin throughout December.

Published: November 21, 2018

Drinks specialist and founder Jehad Hatu will be pairing the spirit with different beers - sometimes in the same glass - in the tasting series that will feature popular Scottish brand Pickering's.

Jehad said: “I know it sounds crazy, but you need to trust us on this one.

“We’ve tried several different pairings, and we know what doesn’t work, but more importantly, we’ve nailed the pairings that do work!”

Grunting Growler

Picture: Grunting Growler

During the tasting, attendees will be given three different beers that have been carefully paired with three different gins.

Jehad added: "You’ll get to drink them as a 'half and half', a gin and beer cocktail, or both, if you like.

"The pairings have been designed to complement, accentuate or contrast the flavours in both the gin and the beer."

Described as the "perfect festive night out with friends, family or work colleagues" tickets are priced at £15 per person, or only £10.95 each when you buy five or more tickets and use the discount code WeLoveSanta.

• You can purchase tickets through Grunting Growlers website at

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Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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