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Glasgow's Drygate to celebrate contemporary real ale with C > S K : 16

Drygate Brewing Co. are set to launch a new contemporary Real Ale Festival this month at their brewery in Glasgow. 

Published: November 2, 2016

Dubbed  C > S K : 16, the new three-day festival will take place at their 7 Peaked production facility in the East End of the city and run from Friday the 11th through to Sunday the 13th November.

Described as a contemporary Real Ale Festival, the brewing company say it is designed to honour the format of beer that "almost every brewer cuts their teeth on producing".

Matt Corden, Operations Director of Drygate Brewing said: “At Drygate, we felt it was time to celebrate where it all began. All breweries start making cask conditioned ales and we wanted to bring our love of cask ales to a new audience."

With over a hundred beers, great music and food pairings, the Drygate brew team are aiming to inject a true ‘festival’ spirit into proceedings.

Tickets are priced at £5.00 and include a free pint on arrival - thereafter, prices start from just £2 a Pint - and are available from

Corden added that the event won't be your usual real ale festival, he said: "There will be over 100 beers to try at the festival – a great opportunity for those not familiar with the format to find a new favourite.

"Unlike your usual cask beer festival, we are injecting new life and a party atmosphere into the festival with great food and music across the weekend.”

Jake Griffin from small independent brewing company, Up Front Brewing, said: "It is vitally important cask beer production is encouraged in the rapidly changing world of beer.

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"For most small brewers, it provides a quick and simple way of getting their beers to a wider audience, whilst providing a method of showcasing their beers in the best possible condition, alive, full of flavour, and naturally carbonated for improved body.

"Put simply, some beers just taste better on cask, and for this reason alone, we should celebrate cask beer for putting beer at it's best in the hands of the masses."

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