Scots brewery launch 'beefy Bovril-inspired' beer

Love football, beer and Bovril? Then this new 'beefy stout' from a Scottish brewery may be for you.

Published 23rd Nov 2023
Updated 27 th Mar 2024

A Scottish brewery has launched a Bovril-inspired beer to toast the 100th episode of one of Scotland’s favourite football TV programmes.

Drygate Brewery, based in Glasgow, has created the ‘bold and beefy’ stout in celebration of BBC’s fan-led Scottish football programme, A View From The Terrace, which reached the milestone of 100 episodes on 24 November on the BBC Scotland channel and BBC iPlayer.

The beefy beverage – named ‘A Brew From The Terrace’ – will be released on a limited run of 330ml bottles, with an ABV of 6.6%.

The arrival of the rich stout is more good news for Scottish football fans across the country who are celebrating qualification for the Euro 2024 finals in Germany this summer.

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Matt Corden, managing director at Drygate Brewing Co, said: “We’re big fans of Scottish football, and A View From The Terrace is a show that celebrates that from top to bottom.

“We thought to ourselves – how can we celebrate a milestone of 100 episodes? What’s a drink so synonymous with football you can’t imagine attending a game without it?

“It is, of course, Bovril - the ultimate pie partner. We worked hard on a recipe inspired by the rich, beefy flavour of Bovril.

"Dark in colour and a delight to the taste buds, it will immediately transport any fan to a special moment on the terraces.

"All the flavour of Bovril with the refreshing texture of a cold stout – it’s a match made in heaven.”

A Brew From The Terrace will be available via Drygate Brewery. Brewing is set to take place next week.

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Last week, the A View From The Terrace crew travelled to Greenock to film its first episode in front of a live audience.

A View From The Terrace – the BBC’s long-running fan-led football programme – first aired on BBC Scotland in 2019 and has since built a huge cult following for its unique and irreverent take on the Scottish game – from now famous films about sheep excrement on stunning pitches in Eriskay to earworms about Partick T.H.I.S.T.L.E.

Filmed in Edinburgh, the programme which is independently produced by Studio Something, began as a podcast recorded in creator, panellist and former Scotsman staff member, Craig Fowler’s bedroom.

Presented by Craig G Telfer, the show features a rotating cast of regular football fans Graeme Thewliss, Tony Anderson, Robert Borthwick, Amy Canavan, Shaughan McGuigan, and Joel Sked.

'A Brew From The Terrace' is available directly from Drygate Brewery and through its website.

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Fans can watch A View From The Terrace on Friday nights at 10pm on BBC Scotland, and on BBC iPlayer.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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