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15 September 2014 - MòR in Spar

We are delighted to announce that you can now purchase 500ml bottles of our MòR Tea Vicar? 3.8% ABV and MòR Please! 4.5% ABV in selected Spar shops throughout Scotland.  Ross commented, "this gives us a firm foothold in the ever-growing bottled ale market.  We are grateful to David Lamb and Alan Robertson of CJ Lang & Son Limited who have given us this opportunity".


07 July 2014 - MòR on Tour

As well as continuing to supply our valued and loyal established customers in Tayside and Fife, we have recently been promoting MòR ales further afield and have delivered to the following outlets in Edinburgh and the Lothians:
Cloisters Bar, The Canons' Gait, The Cumberland Bar and Kay's Bar in Edinburgh; The Scottish Real Ale Festival, Edinburgh; The Leadburn Inn, near Penicuik and The Corbie Inn, Bo'ness.  We have been invited by The Guildford Arms and Cloisters Bar in Edinburgh to provide many casks of ale for the Festival which starts at the end of July, throughout August.


28 May 2014 - Aldi Adventure

We are pleased to announce that we have been selected to take part in Aldi's Scottish Beer Festival which starts on Thursday 29 May 2014.  Along with some other Scottish microbreweries, we have supplied Aldi with ale - in our case, MòR Tea Vicar? 3.8% ABV - in 500ml bottles.  These will be on sale in all 53 of Aldi's Scottish stores.  Jim commented, "We would like to thank Aldi for giving us this opportunity to provide our ale to a much wider audience and hopefully, spread the word about MòR and Real Ale in general".  Richard Holloway, Scottish managing director at Aldi said, "We have been blown away with the success of our three previous beer festivals and are excited to launch our fourth this summer".


28 April 2014 - Castle Rock Quarter - No 1 Spring 2014

Our friends at Castle Rock kindly sent us copies of their new magazine, "Castle Rock Quarter" which features an article about our visit there in February.  Castle Rock's Managing Director, Colin Wilde was intrigued by our joint mention in the Scottish Parliament!  Many thanks to all at Castle Rock.  To read the article, please click on the picture.


27 April 2014 - The Guildford Arms, Edinburgh

We showcased four of our ales at one of Edinburgh's finest Real Ale pubs, the Guildford Arms in West Register Street.  Manager Steve Jackson commented, "The MòR Brewing weekend started on Thursday and the ales were simply flying out - and all were in fantastic condition".  By Saturday evening, the eight casks were reduced to one! Many thanks to Steve and his staff at the Guildford Arms, the DM Stewart Group and to Gordon Robertson, our graphics guru who created the MòR pump clips that you can see in the picture. Click on the picture to see a larger image.


28 Febuary 2014 - The Scottish Parliament

We were delighted to receive a motion in the Scottish Parliament lodged by our local MSP, Graeme Dey.  The title of the motion being, "Angus Brewery Toasts Success".  Click on the letter image (left) to see Graeme's letter and on this link to see our Scottish Parliament website mention.


25 Febuary 2014 - New Brewery of the Year

Jim and Ross travelled to Nottingham for the Castle Rock Brewing Awards ceremony and came home with the prestigious New Brewery of the Year Award.  A Castle Rock spokesman said, "we showcase a new brewery each month to give our pub customers a more innovative and diverse choice of beers". Jim said, "it is an honour to win this award and we would like to thank Castle Rock and their customers for this". Ross added, "we were both astonished and delighted to walk away with the New Brewery award.  We were up against breweries from all over England and Wales. As the only Scottish brewery chosen to be shortlisted, it is a testament to Jim's brewing skills that we won".  Click on the award image (left) for a better view!



26 January 2014 - Angus Ambassador Awards - Business Category Video

The video from the Angus Ambassador Awards is now online and to see it, click on the following link: AAA Business Category.  If you are impatient to see us, we are featured at 2 minutes 20 seconds!


29 November 2013 - MòR Highly Commended in Angus Ambassador Awards

Jim & Ross were delighted to accept a Highly Commended award in the Business Ambassador category of the Angus Ambassador Awards.  The ceremony was attended by over 200 guests.  This award recognises companies that are truly innovative - either through technical development, service delivery, marketing or supply chain development.  This innovation will promote a culture of entrepreneurship contributing to Angus' economic growth.  Congratulations to Hydrus Energy Engineering Ltd who won the category and also to our friends Eden and Lucy from the Drovers Inn who were also Highly Commended.


27 October 2013 - MòR Nominated As Finalists in Angus Ambassador Awards

We are delighted to announce that we are finalists in the Angus Ambassador Awards 2013. The awards ceremony will take place in the Carnoustie Golf Hotel on 29 November 2013.  We are in the Business Ambassador category along with The Drovers Inn at Memus and Hydrus Energy Engineering of Brechin.  Further information can be found here.


17 August 2013 - MòR Launch Stout in Bath

A new Stout for the MòR portfolio was launched at the Raven of Bath.  It was brewed specially for a memorial to a friend of Director Ross Niven, Colm O'Shea who passed away in 2005. Named "O'Shea's Memorial Irish Stout" Ross explained, "Colm was a good friend since the 1970s and with the approval of his family, Jim produced an excellent Stout in memory of Colm.  It went down well in the Raven and was described as a tasty, malty flavour with hints of Vimto, liquorice and an aftertaste hint of coffee". Raven publican Tim Perry is seen here pouring the Stout which finished in a matter of a few hours.


01 August 2013 – MòR Tay Vicar

We were asked by the organisers of the 2013 Royal Tay Yacht Club Alba Real Ale Festival to create a Festival Ale. Jim got his thinking cap on and crafted something to surprise everyone (including himself). MòR Tay Vicar? is a refreshing pale golden ale with a delicate initial sweetness followed by a subtle bitterness and a distinctly satisfying flavour. The Festival runs from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 August.



28 July 2013 – MòR in Edinburgh

Following on from a successful "toe in the water" with DM Stewart Limited at the Abbotsford, the Cumberland Bar, the Guildford Arms and the Canons' Gait and more recently at the Scottish Real Ale festival in the Corn Exchange, we are delighted to announce that our ales are now available in the Athletic Arms (Diggers) and the Bow Bar (pictured).  Next month we are looking forward to appearing in some more Edinburgh Real Ale pubs.

Picture courtesy of Gordon Robertson.


18 July 2013 – MòR Take Ale to the Holy Grail

We have been asked by Nottingham-based pub group Castle Rock to provide them with ale as their NewBrew of the Month. The ales will be on sale in Castle Rock's pubs throughout Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and the 'Holy Grail of Ale', Burton on Trent, from 18 July.  We are the first Scottish brewery to have been chosen by Castle Rock and the successful pub group's spokesman said, 'Our monthly NewBrew initiative provides a helping hand to new microbreweries both commercially and in public awareness at a time when they need it most. It also provides our customers with a more innovative and diverse choice of ales - our pub managers really like the names of the MòR ales and we are looking forward to tasting them.'


12 July 2013 – MòR Delights the Scottish Real Ale Festival Crowd

MòR Tea Vicar? and MòR Please! featured in the annual CAMRA Scottish Real Ale Festival in Edinburgh's Corn Exchange. Real Ale enthusiasts Ken Campbell and Alan Clark are seen here enjoying pints of MòR Please! Ken said, "We were looking forward to a pint or four of the MòR Tea Vicar? but it was already sold out after less than one day.  We tried the MòR Please! and it was excellent".

04 June 2013 – MòR Tea Vicar? on permanently at Clark's Bar

Scott Clark of Clark's Bar in North Lindsay Street in Dundee is keen to support and promote local businesses. When he heard about the growing reputation of our locally-brewed ales he was keen to try them out.  They proved to be very popular with the regulars and visitors alike so Scott decided to keep Tea Vicar on as a permanent ale. Lisa is seen here pulling a perfect pint of Tea Vicar this evening.