Address : Tennent Caledonian Breweries, Wellpark Brewery, 161 Duke Street, Glasgow, G31 1JD
Telephone No : 0141 552 6552
Web Site : www.Tennents.com
Visitors Centre : No
Situated to the east of Glasgow's High Street, Tennent's lager has been brewed at the Wellpark Brewery since 1885. However, brewing has been ongoing on the site since 1556 making this brewery the oldest commercial concern in the city. Producing one of Scotland's favourite alcoholic drinks, Tennent's Lager, Tennent Caledonian was the first company in the UK to brew lager. A company of firsts, they produced the first draught lager in 1924, first canned lager in 1935 and the first keg lager in 1963. They also have Scotland's biggest music festival, T in the Park.
Directly to the north of the brewery lies the Necropolis and Glasgow Cathedral, while the course of the Molendinar Burn is directly to the west.
Here are some of the beers and lagers produced at the Wellpark Brewery :
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Tennent's Lager 4% ABV
Bright deep golden colour. A soft, frothy entry leads to a smooth dryish medium body of salt buttered baguette and light dried citrus flavors with a crisp, rounded, mildly earthy hop fade. Very supple and balance. A very nice, easy drinking beer.
Tennent's Super 9% ABV
Tennent's Special 3.5% ABV
Keg and can; Pasteurised.
The nitro version is known as Tennents Velvet, and that is available filtered and pasteurised in nitro-keg and nitro-cans only.
Tennent's Extra Lager 4.5% ABV
A mild, but well balanced and crisp lager.
Tennant's 1885 5% ABV
Inspired by an original recipe created by Hugh Tennent in 1885 and brewed using malted barley, water and hops in the heart of Glasgow.
Tennent's Ember 4.2% ABV
I was working at an employee road show in the brewery at the end of January 2012, ( I am a self employed Sound Engineer/ AV Project Manager). Here are some pictures of the Wellpark brewery that I took when working at the road show.
A big thank you to the breweries own web site, www.tennents.com for most of the images and information on this page. Please visit their site as it is excellent !