Speaking at the official re-launch party of the WEST brewery, bar and restaurant at Glasgow Green, German brewery owner Petra Wetzel, who, together with Curry King Charan Gill rescued the brewery from administration, revealed that WEST will exclusively supply beer to the stars at this weekend’s Big in Falkirk, Scotland’s National Street Arts Festival.
The re-launch party at WEST was attended by a host of celebrities, including Suzie McGuire, Michelle McManus, Glasgow City Council leader Steven Purcell and German Consul Mrs Beate Bidenbach, amongst some 350 guests intent on celebrating the dramatic reversal in fortunes of the unique brewery which, under new ownership, has gone from strength to strength.
Addressing the assembled guests, Ms Wetzel said, “The last few months have been somewhat challenging for us here at WEST, but we’re back with a vengeance and the team here are absolutely determined to make sure that WEST finally gets recognised for brewing the best beer in Scotland, if not Britain, and for our fantastic venue to become an integral part of the bar and restaurant scene, renowned not just for its beer, but also its food, fabulous live entertainment, atmosphere and service.
“We have really exciting times ahead of us at the moment – big plans for the brewery. We have just secured distribution of our beers to a whole raft of major outlets and in a couple of months we’ll be bottling our beer, so don’t forget your trolley when you trawl round Tesco!”
Ms Wetzel also revealed that WEST will man a backstage bar at Big in Falkirk, supplying much-needed refreshments to the large number of star musicians and theatre performers, together with their entourage, guests, VIPs and press, at the two day event at Callendar Park on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th May 2008.
Styling itself on the beers of Bavaria, WEST’s products are the only beers in the UK that meet the Reinheitsgebot; German legislation which ensures only the finest, purest beer is deemed fit for consumption.
German brewery owner, Petra Wetzel, said, “Big in Falkirk is renowned for a bringing quality cutting edge artists that bring something different to Scotland, so it is only fitting that the only beer supplier to the stars at the festival also brings an extraordinary product that offers something outwith the everyday. “I’m sure that all the stars performing at Big in Falkirk will appreciate the opportunity to sample a refreshing pint of Helles, our signature Munich-style lager beer.” Since the first Big in Falkirk in 2000, this award-winning, free weekend extravaganza has become one of the largest cultural events in Scotland, attracting over 100,000 people. The entertainment features a wide variety of spectacular outdoor theatre, pyrotechnic displays, art, comedy and big name music acts alongside activities for all ages. ENDS For further information please contact Petra Wetzel on tel 0141 550 0135 Issued on behalf of Noah Beers by Liquorice Media tel 0141 564 8058 Date 2nd May2008