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Great beers to pair with your Burns Supper

We spoke to Niall Kennedy of the Wee Beer Shop in Glasgow's southside to ask him to recommend three great beer pairings for your Burns Supper.

Published: January 25, 2018
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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.

For the Haggis, Neeps, and Tatties...

Kilkerran Wee Heavy

(Style: Traditional Scotch Ale, abv: 7.6%, Brewery: Fyne Ales, - in collaboration with Glengyle distillery, Campbelltown, price: £8.50)

Scottish Beers Burns supper

Picture: Wee Beer Shop

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."

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For the Cranachan...

Rhuby Weiss

(Style: Rhubarb Hefeweizen, abv: 5.5%, Brewery: 71 Brewing, Dundee, price: £2.80)

Great beers to pair with your Burns Supper

Picture: The Wee Beer Shop

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."

For the Cheese...

Rodenbach Grand Cru

(Style: Sour, abv: 6%, Brewery: Brouwerij Rodenbach, Belgium, price: £4)

Picture: The Wee Beer Shop

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."

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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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