Burns Night is upon us and all that haggis eating can be thirsty work, so we asked Niall, who runs the Wee Beer Shop in Glasgow’s southside, to give us the beers he thinks will go best with three traditional dishes on Burns Night.
(Style: Traditional Scotch Ale, abv: 7.6%, Brewery: Fyne Ales, - in collaboration with Glengyle distillery, Campbelltown, price: £8.50)
Niall said: "A strong ale is needed to keep up with the richness of the haggis. We recommend Kilkerran Wee Heavy, matured in whisky barrels, from Fyne Ales."
(Style: Rhubarb Hefeweizen, abv: 5.5%, Brewery: 71 Brewing, Dundee, price: £2.80)
Niall said: "The notes of clove, banana, vanilla, and rhubarb in 71 Brewing's Rhuby Weiss wheat beer compliment the sweetness of that most Scottish of desserts - cranachan."
(Style: Sour, abv: 6%, Brewery: Brouwerij Rodenbach, Belgium, price: £4)
Niall said: "The tart, vinous qualities of a sour beer are a great replacement for a sherry or port. Rodenbach Grand Cru's tart raspberry flavour cuts through creamy cheeses."