Lewis and Richard are just back from the most exciting and interesting food and drink events anywhere on Earth. Slow Food did a brilliant job of getting together a staggering number of small scale farmers, producers and community projects in one place for over 20,000 visitors to see whats out there. Along with all the stalls there were seminars and tastings. This included a beer and cheese pairing with Lewis as one of the speakers.
Over the course of five days the people of Italy and the rest of the world got to sample our full range of beers and a few special ones at the Salone del Gusto in Turin. For most it was the first time they had tried our beers but it was also fantastic to speak to the Italians, Swedes, Finns and French who had already tasted it in there home country as well as a few who had actually toured the Brewery.
Our friends at Ales & Co. were running the British Bar at the event. They were tearing through the Black Isle bottled and kegged beer at such a pace it was all gone long before the festival finished. Here are the bar team enjoying a very well deserved, first taste, of the cask conditioned Porter.
A big thank you to Ales & Co for getting Italians drinking organic Scottish ale, Slow Food for organising the whole thing, Slow Food Edinburgh for helping us over there and to all friendly people who came to say hello.
We hope to see you all at the next Salone in two years time.