WEST (brewery)

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WEST Brewery, Bar, Restaurant
IndustryAlcoholic beverage,Restaurant
Founded2006
Headquarters
ProductsBeer
OwnerPetra Wetzel
Websitehttp://www.westbeer.com/

WEST brewery is located in the Templeton Building on Glasgow Green. WEST produce German Style lagers and wheat beers, both in kegs and bottles, selling primarily to the UK market. All WEST lagers and wheat beers are brewed in strict accordance with the 1516 Reinheitsgebot, the ancient German Purity Law.

Background[edit]

WEST Brewery opened in March 2006, serving beer made in its Glasgow Green microbrewery to customers in the adjoining beer hall, WEST On The Green. The company West Brewing Company went into administration but was bought back by Wetzel in 2008.[1]

Since its original conception as a German style brewpub, WEST distributes its draught and bottled beers widely throughout the UK. WEST is now available in more than 3,000 outlets in the UK, as well as in packaged format at several major supermarkets.[citation needed]

In 2016, following a decade in business, WEST opened a new £5million brewery, housed in the same premises within the iconic Templeton Building on Glasgow Green. The new brewery brought with it a ten-fold increase in capacity to 25,000 hectolitres a year.

In the same year, WEST on the Green also expanded with the opening of an adjacent 250-capacity Weddings and Events space.

Beer[edit]

All WEST beers are brewed in strict accordance with the 1516 Reinheitsgebot, the ancient German Purity Law which allows only malted barley, hops, yeast and water to be used in the brewing process. This means that all WEST products are free from chemicals, preservatives, and any other additives, and are all suitable for vegans.[citation needed]

Awards[edit]

WEST has won many awards for its lagers and wheat beer, as well as for the restaurant on Glasgow Green. Awards include:

  • SIBA Supreme Champion Craft Beer in Keg 2011 (Gold) for Hefeweizen[2]
  • SIBA Champion Speciality Beer 2011 (Gold) for Hefeweizen[3]
  • SIBA Champion Coloured and Dark Lager 2011 (Silver) for Munich Red[4]
  • SIBA Champion Coloured and Dark Lager 2011 (Bronze) for Dunkel[5]
  • AA Pub of the Year Scotland 2012-2013[6]
  • SLTN Family Outlet of the Year 2012[7]
  • Scottish Restaurant Awards – Best Family Friendly Restaurant 2011[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How The West Was Won". BQ Magazine. BQ Magazine. 15 November 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  2. ^ "SIBA Beer Competition Results". SIBA. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  3. ^ "SIBA Beer Competition Results". SIBA. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  4. ^ "SIBA Beer Competition Results". SIBA. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  5. ^ "SIBA Beer Competition Results". SIBA. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  6. ^ "AA Pub of the Year". AA. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  7. ^ "SLTN Awards 2012". Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Scottish Restaurant 2011". www.quaydigitalscotland.co.uk. Retrieved 5 February 2013.

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