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Pint’s perfect way to mark Falkirk Steeple bicentenary

Launch of Steeple 200 ale, left to right, John McGarva, Tryst Brewery; Alastair Mitchell, Falkirk Delivers; Douglas Cameron, Eden Consultancy; Alex Totten, Falkirk FC; and Brian Flynn, Behind the Wall
Picture: Michael Gillen

Launch of Steeple 200 ale, left to right, John McGarva, Tryst Brewery; Alastair Mitchell, Falkirk Delivers; Douglas Cameron, Eden Consultancy; Alex Totten, Falkirk FC; and Brian Flynn, Behind the Wall Picture: Michael Gillen

 

Falkirk Bairns are invited to raise a glass to celebrate a special anniversary for a 
landmark building.

The Steeple is 200 years old and to mark the occasion a host of events have been organised.

However, one of the most unusual ways of highlighting the bicentenary has been the launch of Steeple 200, a specially brewed craft beer.

Not only does the pale ale boast the name and image of the iconic High Street building, it is also brewed in the district.

Commissioned by Behind the Wall and Falkirk Delivers, John McGarva of Tryst Brewery in Larbert was given the important task of coming up with a fitting ‘brew’ that would recognise the significance of the occasion – and tempt the palate of real ale drinkers.

He said: “This type of pale ale is usually made with one hop, but this is made with three and one of them is called Centennial.”

The branding was designed by Falkirk’s Eden Consultancy, and Steeple 200 is available now in draught and bottles.

The first 200 pints are on sale at Behind the Wall for 200p.

Alastair Mitchell of Falkirk Delivers said: “When Falkirk celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2000, Brian Flynn of Behind the Wall had a beer specially brewed. It proved so popular that we thought this was the perfect opportunity to repeat the idea.”

A weekend of celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary is planned for September 20 and 21, including a live concert, but a photographic exhibition is already running in the Howgate shopping centre for the next few weeks.

 

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