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Welcome to what is now our fourth Beer @ the Barn here in the newly rebranded “The Barn”, a venue we really enjoy working with and putting our festival touch to. Two thousand and seventeen was a progressive year for us adapting to the market and keeping the products we choose for our festivals fresh and high quality. We also built a new brand “OriGINs – The Scottish Gin Festival ” held in Duthie Park last November in partnership with Friends of Anchor and their Masquerade Ball. Following on from this success we are offering a significantly extended selection of gins at this year’s Beer @ the Barn for you to sample and enjoy. We love to hear views from you guys, the customers, so please stop and chat to one of us (orange polos) or get in touch with us via our social media channels. We hope you have a great time here today with us at Beer @ the Barn and most of all we hope you drink responsibly. Mungo, Guy, Eoin & the Banchory Beer Festival Team

The payment system within the bars is easy - tokens! We like to call them little fun coupons! We use a token based system to minimise waiting times and to simplify bar service. All tokens can be purchased from a central point just behind the entrance of the barn and before the toilets. Tokens can be purchased using cash or card.

5 tokens = £11.00 | 10 tokens = £22.00 Pints • Gin / Rum + Mixer • Prosecco = 2 Tokens 1/2 Pints • Soft Drinks = 1 Token *Please note food sales don’t partake in the fun tokens – cash only please!


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STUART DICKINSON 18:30 - 19:45 A local Banchory acoustic musician performing original songs and covers. EP coming soon!

________________________________________________ JD MUSIC 19:00 - 20:00 Lead singer with Referendum for twenty years and now with The Limit, JD has been singing and performing for a quarter of a century around the North East.

________________________________________________ ELLA WINTER & MARTIN JJ SIMPSON MUSIC 20:10 - 21:00 An unsigned acoustic duo from Aberdeen. The pair play a range of both covers and their own music. An immense talent and one to watch out for! They’ve just released their latest single “Bear and Grin”


Aberdeen Banchory Milltimber Inverurie

RELOADED 21:15 - 00:00 An unsigned acoustic duo from Aberdeen. The pair play a range of both covers and their own music. An immense talent and one to watch out for! They’ve just released their latest single “Bear and Grin”






CALUM HEY MUSIC 12:45 - 13:30

BETHANY JANETTE 18:30 - 19:00

A musician originally from Glasgow performing regularly around Aberdeen. Inspired by American folk and country music, I write and perform my own songs along with a selection of covers.

A musician originally from Glasgow performing regularly around Aberdeen. Inspired by American folk and country music, I write and perform my own songs along with a selection of covers.



THE CARLOWAYS 13:45 - 14:45

STUART DICKINSON 19:15 - 19:45

The Carloways are an Alternative Country / Rock n Roll band from Perthshire, Scotland. In their relatively short time as a band they have performed at Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival three years in a row, Montrose Music Festival, Thunder in The Glen and Southern Fried Festival. The band have played countless gigs for the last 3 years in venues as far as Cornwall, Thurso, Stornoway and everywhere in-between.

A local Banchory acoustic musician performing original songs and covers. EP coming soon!

________________________________________________ BLACKFOOT JOHN 15:00 - 15:45 “Blackfoot John belt out heartfelt, funk-fused rock with an, at-times, country twist. A combination of driving rhythms, vocal harmonies and sensitivity give this five-piece, and their self-penned material, real depth.”

________________________________________________ THE MAD FERRET BAND 16:00 - 17:30 Known on the Scottish music scene for their hard hitting blend of traditional and contemporary folk music. Their lively, energetic performances are packed with “blisteringly fast mandolin solos”, tight vocal harmonies, driving Cajon beats and earth-moving guitar sounds.

________________________________________________ FULL FAT 20:00 - 20:45 Full Fat are an Alt Blues trio who have made a name for themselves performing throughout Scotland and the North East. The band have gone from success to success, supporting big names like “Gerry McAvoy’s Band of Friends” and ex Gallows guitarist’s band “Ghost Riders in the Sky”.

________________________________________________ SIXTEEN12 21:00 - 00:00 Sixteen12 is made up from Damian Casey-Boyce on vocals, Gareth Walker on guitar, Matthew Dickson on drums and Craig Hunter on bass. The band was formed in 2015 in Edinburgh and have toured and gigged up and down the UK. Performing anywhere from bars, weddings, functions and even the odd gym session. Full Fat’s show undoubtedly one that will get you on the dance floor.



CROMARTY BREWING Black Hop Down – Black IPA – 7.2% ABV


Awesome hops include Simcoe, chinook and Columbus mixed with some epic malts along with some balls to the wall wizardry make this dark beer drink like a light beer…. Spooky! Comes in half pints only as she’s a tad more expensive, well worth a taster though.

Brewed Awakening – Coffee Infused Stout – 4.4% ABV A dark and rich blend of six varities of malt provides the base for the locally ground Arabica coffee beans to stand up to shout flavour! Specially roasted coffee from Artysans Coffee shop in Inverness provides the ultimate balance to this weighty chap.

Red Rocker – Rye IPA – 5% ABV


A Red Rye based beer which has been recklessly laced with American hops during the boil and dry hopped after fermentation with more US and NZ varieties. A very fruity character with a balanced bitterness. Perfect.

Arise – Session IPA – 4.4% ABV


Straw gold in colour, a balanced malt bill gives a great mouth feel and a finish that keeps on giving. Restrained bitterness followed by massive peach, pine & resinous hop flavours to keep you satisfied.

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DALRANNOCH BREWERY Blind Growler – IPA – 5.7% ABV Now! Don’t underestimate this beer! Blind Growler IPA was handcrafted on our small brew kit using the finest of malts and new world hops to create a refreshing, crisp and clean beer with a burst of citrusy aromas which makes this beer perfect for any occasion

Small Nelson Sauvin Rye – Rye Pale Ale – 2.9% ABV In this third iteration of our new series of Small Beers, we replaced oats and heritage crystal with rye and red rye crystal respectively, to give a spiced note from the malt. Fermented with New England Lallemand yeast and a 12 g/L dry hop of equal quantities of Nelson Sauvin, Mosaic and Citra BBC.

Manky Blonde – Pale Ale – 4.4% ABV Here is our take on a modern pale ale, brewed with summer in mind. This session ale is brewded using the finest of malts. It packs in loads of aromatic hops which will send your senses into overdrive as the amazing burst of fruitiness hits you.



IPA - IPA - 5% ABV

No. 74 – Amber Ale – 4.5% ABV

Medium bodied IPA backed with Citra hops, does exactly what is says. Pineapple and tropical fruits with enough malt to carry it through.

No74 is an amber ale, rich in colour as it is in flavour, roasted malts and hopped to give fruity, slightly spicy notes with the hint of orange.

Craft Lager - Lager - 4.2% ABV

Speyside IPA – IPA – 3.5%

A classic crisp lager with more of a malt body which helps create a more complex palate.

Spey IPA is a combination the best water, ingredients. With 4 malts & new world hops giving a refreshing citrus aroma with hints of Grassy, Lemon & Spicy aromas. Best enjoyed with good company!

-------------------------------------------------FIERCE BEER Cranachan Killer - Raspberry Pale - 5.5% ABV An oatmeal pale that has been “smashed” full of local raspberries and honey, enough of them “to feed a clan of Highlanders”. No seriously its full of them and it tastes amazing. Fierce Beer have literally take the beer making rule book and told it to f@*k off…

Day Shift - Pale Ale - 5.5% A light and easy drinking pale ale that’s got a heap of hops in it. Citrus and pine with a great hoppy bitterness.

-------------------------------------------------MAGIC ROCK High Wire Grapefruit - Pale Ale - 5.5% High Wire Grapefruit is a fruit-infused version of our best-selling West Coast pale ale. We accentuated the original beer’s smoothly composed malt body and lip-smacking citrus character with the addition of 100% natural pink grapefruit flavour. Juicy, tart and deliciously refreshing, it’s High Wire the Same But Different!

-------------------------------------------------WILD BEER CO. Bibble – Session IPA – 4.3% ABV In Sommerset “Bibble” means to drink regularly…. And this is exactly what this is for, an exceptional example of a session beer, very drinkable with a great rounded flavour. We should all bibble some more…




THISTLY CROSS Strawberry - 4% ABV Made with fresh Scottish Strawberries which are then had pressed in Thistly crosses apple presses. Strawberries totally dominate the aroma with a little zing of apples which balance out the sweetness.

Traditional - 4.4% ABV A bright golden session cider is rich in aroma of ripe apples with a lovely soft palate which is refreshingly fruity. A real thirst quencher!


Jaggly Thistly - 7.4% ABV Naturally fermented over the colder months of the year and letting wild yeast work its magic providing a proper scrumpy flavour! Its unfiltered, unpasteurised and conditioned in ex-spirit casks. A proper scrumpy but from Scotland!

-------------------------------------------------LILLEY’S CIDER Pickled Parrot - 6% ABV A traditional Perry which is naturally cloudy and full of flavour. A medium sweet Perry with a hint of acidity making it gloriously smooth drinking Perry.

Red Rabbit – 6% ABV A fruity and rustic style cider bursting with apple flavour. A cloudy medium dry style.


Achroous The Electric Spirit Company - 41% ABV

Combining the classic flavours of juniper, coriander, orris and angelica along with several other traditional botanicals the inclusion of Sichuan Peppercorns and fennel seed provides a slightly sweetly spiced gin.

Avva Gin – 43% ABV

Juniper combines with the selection of delicate flora notes of Red Clover & Dandelion leading to a finish of fresh mint and citrus

Eden Mill Hop Gin – 46% ABV

Being Scotland’s first original single site brewery and distillery the idea to marry Hops (a core ingredient in beer) and gin was a no brainer! The finished product is a wonderfully full flavoured gin. Its Zesty citrus and apricot on the nose with a thick, full and rich mouth feel.

Eden Mill Sea Buckthorn – 42% ABV

Made using Sea buckthorn berries a “super food” that grows within walking distance of the distillery Eden Mill have created their take on an original dry gin. It is a slightly tart berry palate which is round well by the citrus elements.

Granite North – 41.9% ABV

Bright and fresh on the nose, reminiscent of forest floors. A luxurious creamy mouthfeel, while delivering a clean and crisp palate. A warm and seasoned finish

Johnsmas Gin Orkney Gin Company – 41.3% ABV

A highly floral and fragrant gin with a light body which is inspired by the long midsummer days on Orkney.

Mikkelmas Gin Orkney Gin Company – 41.3% ABV


A wonderfully warm, flavourful and effortlessly smooth gin with an abundance of autumnal and winter spices. A real winter warmer!

Persie Herby & Aromatic Gin – 40% ABV

On the nose: Fragrant herb garden with bay leaves, rosemary and basil. On the palate: Savoury with gentle spices, and a rich, olive oil mouth-feel.

Strathearn Citrus Gin – 40% ABV

Citrus Gin is a new style gin with added elements of zest, herbs and spices combining a hint of Italian lemons and Spanish grapefruit with a suggestion of kaffir lime leaves and star anis.

Strathearn Scottish Gin – 40% ABV

Strathearn Scottish gin is strongly juniper-led. A smooth, sweet start switches to a light peppery mouth-feel which is followed by a gentle sherbet finish as the citrus develops towards the end.

Warner Edwards Elderflower – Fruit Gin – 40% ABV

Making the most of summer flavours, taking their classily spiced dry gin and adding elderflower from the hedgerows surrounding the farm it is distilled on. This is the perfect summer gin.

Warner Edwards Rhubarb – Fruit Gin – 40% ABV

Fabulous rhubarb extract (with royal connections!) is combined with our Harrington dry gin & just enough sugar to balance the acidity. The result is a rumbustious gin with a big burst of rhubarb which is a glory on its own & beautiful with the Summerhouse Drinks Raspberry Lemonade.







Frizzante – Medium - 11% ABV

Spiced Rum - 40% ABC

An intensely fruity aroma with hints of ripe golden apple this elegant & floral style of prosecco is perfect for the sun. (hopefully the sun is shining, if not it’s also good from improving morale)

Produced just along the road from us Dark Matter is Scotland first rum Distillery. These guys totally smash what they do, in terms of quality and provenance this has it all! It’s like spiced rum like you’ve never had it before! Its packed full of Christmas style spices, fresh ginger, star anise and lots of other goodies it all comes together very nicely over the sugary back bone.

Rose Spumante – Dry – 11% ABV The perfect amount of sweetness in this wine provides an excellent balance to the bright strawberry and zesty freshness that this wine should offer. The perfect balance between sweet fruit and sharp fruit.


Mix it up a little SUMMER HOUSE DRINKS Walter Gregor Tonic Water Hint Of Mint Lemonade Misty Lemonade Raspberry Lemonade ------------------------------BUNDABERG Ginger Beer



CODE OF CONDUCT ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES, ALCOHOL & ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR MFGF Events has a zero tolerance towards illegal substances, under-age drinking and anti-social behaviour. Anyone found with illegal substances, behaving in an anti-social manner or under the influence of alcohol under the age of 18 will be ejected from the festival site and reported to the police. Please do not take any alcohol into the festival. If you attempt to bring alcohol into the festival grounds it will be confiscated and you risk being ejected from the festival site for breaching our licensing conditions. Considering recent events within the United Kingdom random security checks will be in operation. We encourage everyone to have fun and we have a very fair security team on board to make sure that’s possible.

FIRST AID Our security onsite are all fully first aid trained so if for whatever reason you need assistance, please don’t hesitate to approach them.

PARKING There is a car park at The Barn which can be used at your own risk. We encourage people to use public transport while travelling to the festival, The Barn is serviced by the 201 and 202.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT We’ve got a great partnership with Stagecoach buses! Please see pages 20 and 26 for full bus times or find a beer mat around the festival venue which have full information on them.

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