Address : Angus Ales, 14b Panmure Industrial Estate, Carnoustie, DD7 7NP
Telephone No : 017708 011649
Web Site : www.Angus-Ales.co.uk
Visitors Centre : No - But tours may be available with prior notice
Angus Ales is a new micro-brewery based in Carnoustie.
Alan Lawson and Graeme Duguid started brewing quality real ale in October 2009 for the local area. This is the first brewery in the county of Angus for 50 years, and possibly the first in Carnoustie since the 1830s.
Coming from the Golf Town, the beers’ names have golfing connections: there are four golfing brews — Mashie Niblick, Gowfers’ Gold, Driver Dark and Birdie 3. These are available in casks and in bottles.
The newest beer in the Angus Ales range is the “Bell Rock Light”. This beer has been created as part of the 200-year celebrations of the building of the Bell Rock lighthouse off Arbroath.
Graeme Duguid has now left Angus Ales, (left around 2010), leaving Alan Lawson as the sole proprietor.
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Mashie Niblick 4.2% ABV
This is a full-flavoured malty ale, reddish-brown in colour. North American leaf-hops are used for bittering and aroma.
[For younger drinkers, a Mashie Niblick was a golf club — about a 7-iron, from the days when clubs had names rather than the modern numbers.]
Gowfers’ Gold 3.8% ABV
This is a refreshing, golden ale with some initial sweetness.
First Gold English leaf hops are the principal ones used in this brew.
Driver Dark 4.4% ABV
This is a full-flavoured stout with plenty of roasted barley and chocolate malt.
Lightly hopped (N. American hops).
Birdie 3 4.1% ABV
This is a subtely-flavoured pale brown ale with some crystal & roasted barley.
English Fuggles hops principally used.
Bell Rock Light 3.9% ABV
This beer has been created as part of the 200-year celebrations of the building of the Bell Rock lighthouse off Arbroath.
It is a pale brown beer with some crystal barley. A mixture of English and American hops are used.
A big thank you to the brewery's own web site, www.Angus-Ales.co.uk for most of the information and images on this page.