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Welcome to the third Beer @ the Barn. This is now our 9th festival overall as an events company. As well as lots of other mini events taking place too. We have done everything from weddings to pipe band championships! You though, the customers, showed us that there was a demand for an event like the beer festival in Banchory, so we listened and have taken your points on board, with every one of our festivals improving as a result. At MFGF Events we welcome feedback and would encourage you to let us know how you think we can improve your festival experience.


We love to hear from you, so if you see a man in orange (someone’s favourite colour) wandering around please stop us for a chat. We hope you have a great time at Beer @ the Barn and most of all we hope you drink responsibly.

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All the bars within the festival operate on a token based system. This allows you to purchase drinks tokens at one central point which can be used at all of the bars. Having a token system in place speeds up the bar services meaning less waiting time for you, the customer. The tokens operate on a very simple currency. Two tokens equal either a pint of beer or cider, a gin & tonic or a rum & mixer. All half pints are one token. Tokens can be purchased with either cash or all debit/credit cards at a rate of 5 tokens for ÂŁ11. Our food vendor operates on a cash only basis and does not partake in the token system.










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With the idealic settings of Bennachie in the background and Lochter’s very own fishing ponds, you could not ask for a better more versatile venue to hold your wedding, party, corporate day or any other event you can think of. In recent years, Lochter has been host to popular mud runs, charity day’s, corporate client BBQ events and school activity week’s.

Lochter Activity Centre based in Oldmeldrum is a mere 30 minute drive from Aberdeen City Centre. The centre hosts the widest range of outdoor activities in the North East ranging from Karting on their outdoor Lochterstone Track which is just over 1.2km in length, country sports such as clay pigeon shooting, target archery, rifle shooting, Segway slalom, zorbing and so much more. The centre comprises of a coffee shop with award winning chefs to cater for your every requirement to two converted barns, one that can hold up to 200 people and the other up to 100.


Did we mention, Beer @ The Barn? Working together with the well known Banchory Beer Festival/ Inverurie Beer Festival lads, Lochter is the venue for a second year for Beer @ The Barn. An event not to be missed where beer, gin and rum are offered from all around Scotland alongside some excellent entertainment from local bands and performers. This year prosecco will be added to the list of drinks available so make sure you reserve your tickets before they sell out. Make sure you mark down the following dates for your diary: 28th, 29th April for some great entertainment and tasty beverages and 30th April for a family friendly day where activities are included for all to enjoy… what better way to celebrate May Day Weekend!

Saturday Afternoon 12:45 - 14:00 - Scott Wallace Band FRIDAY 18:30 - 19:30 - Dylan Fowlie I’m a 20 year old singer/ songwriter from the North east of Scotland, influenced by everything under the sun.

19:15 - 21:45 - LOKI 4 guys from Aberdeenshire with more experience putting on live shows than we care to admit. LOKI are all about having fun so if you fancy a sing a long just come on stage and ask.

22:00 - 00:00 - The Mad Ferret Band Scottish Folk Duo, Perth. You will know them! But if not... “... Hi-energy mix of traditional and contemporary Folk” “The best in new roots talent!” “Blisteringly fast Mandolin solos” 10

Scott and the band are from Aberdeen. Scott has played as a solo musician at the festival before but this time he has brought his band!

14:15 - 14:45 - Deerfox An acoustic duo from Banchory. Lizzie Thomson - Vocals, Rhythm, Bass. Isaac Barnes - Lead, Vocals, Percussion

15:00 - 16:00 - Uniform To date Uniform have shared the stage in support of acts such as Big Country, Toploader, Coasts, and many more. they are regular performers on the independent uk festival circuit.

16:15 - 17:30 - True Gents With a line up of 8 strong at times, they put on a real show, bringing an eclectic mix of music to suit almost everyone, ranging from psyche pop and upbeat stomp rock.


Saturday Evening

18:45 - 19:45 - Funcy Pieces Acoustic trio from Aberdeen who met at uni. Putting their twist on Rock classics.

Where quality and craftsmanship begin Like today’s craft brewers and distillers, Laings is both part of and inspired by a tradition of craftsmanship which has evolved over many years. Established in 1862, we have been serving the North East of Scotland for over 150 years; first installing water supplies and heating systems for communities, before undertaking bathroom installations and, finally, becoming one of the country’s leading independent bathroom, kitchen and bedroom retailers.

Our showroom in Inverurie has over 100 displays and features the very latest trends in design and technology. Plan your next visit for some inspiration for your home in 2017.


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SAILS is an acoustic duo featuring singer/songwriters Stuart Dickinson and Anna Barton. Performing original songs and covers. EP coming soon...

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20:00 - 20:45 - SAILS

21:00 - 00:00 - The Malpaso Gang On a mission from God (AKA Hank Williams) to bring their infectious brand of alt. old country to the masses. Dancing guaranteed.


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So if you are looking for a light lunch or a relaxed dinner we aim to deliver friendly service and great quality food. We recommend booking tables for dinner as we hate having to turn you away.

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We've got a great range of Gins and Rums providing a base for our cocktail list.


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#SHOPLOCAL #BYLOCAL Being a small local family run business we try as much as possible to support other small local businesses. Did you know what was on your doorstep? 1. 7Brewing 2. Alechemy Brewing 3. Beavertown 4. Black Isle 5. Cromarty Brewery 6. Deeside Brewery 7. Fierce Beer 8. Six Degrees North 9. Top Out 10. Thistly Cross 11. Pulp Cider 12. Esker Spirits 13. House of Elrick 18

14. Shropshire Spirits Salopian Gin 15. Steam Punk 16. Teasmith 17. Warner Edwards 18. Whittaker’s Pink Peculier 19. Dark Matter Distillers 20. Summer House Drinks 21. Peter Spanton



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7Brewing 7 Planets – IPA - 5% ABV Hazy amber body with a thin white head a light carbonation which lends nicely to the earthy, slightly digestive style body and light bitterness more like an old English IPA.

Alechemy Brewing Co. Alechemy/Boundary Collab Any Colour you like – Sour Cherry Black IPA – 5% ABV Red in colour with a thick head aroma of bitter orange and cinder toffee. Taste is more sweet and lighter citrus notes with a slight cherry hint at the end and a fresh finish.

Damona – Milk Stout – 5.2% ABV A deep rich black with an intriguing bitter aroma with hints of creamy chocolate, sweet malts and coffee. The earthy balanced palate with more milky chocolate, cocoa, ground coffee and dark fruits leads well to the off dry finish. Lovely.

Beavertown Neck oil – Session IPA – 4.3% ABV

Happy Chappy – Blonde – 4.1% ABV

Hazy yellow in colour with a small white head. Loads of grapefruit and orange on the nose with the palate having a lot of golden toasty malts with a sweet-bitter fruit hop notes through out. Extremely drinkable and a personal favourite!

Bright golden in colour with a soft citrus & biscuit nose. The palate is crisp and clean with a soft hoppiness. Great pint.

Black Isle Brewery Goldfinch – Blonde (Gluten Free) – 3.5% ABV Bright golden in colour bursting with citrus zing. Refreshingly hopped a real long game beer and its gluten free!

Scotch Ale – Strong English – 6.5% ABV Clear dark copper in colour, tropical fruit and caramel on the nose leading to toffee, fruit cake and roasted malts. Very well balanced.


Cromarty Brewery

Kowabunga – Pale Ale – 4.6% ABV Golden in colour, lots of tropical fruits on the nose along with some hints of grapefruit the palate is more toffee/caramel with more of the grapefruit from the nose, very fresh.

Deeside Brewery Lager – Lager – 4.1% ABV A classic crisp lager with more of a malt body which helps create a more complex palate.

Deeside IPA – IPA – 5% ABV An IPA with a fusion of bittering hops and a wonderful three hop finish. Classic new English IPA tropical fruits and pine with a lingering malt backbone.

Fierce Beer Easy Shift – Citrus Session IPA – 4.5% ABV

Simon Says-On – Saison – 5.2% ABV

Slightly amber in colour with a lemongrass, lemon, grapefruit nose. Taste is dry, crisp, slightly bitter, straw with a little spiciness. Very drinkable!

A delightful shade of pink, brewed with berries (Blackcurrants, Blackberries, Raspberries and Cherries) on the secondary fermentation gives this a real fruit kick, it stays dry which really helps to bring out the fruit notes with a tart tangy finish.

Six Degrees North Honey Bee Good – Belgium Style - 6% ABV

Schmankerl – Wheat Beer – 4.9% ABV

Amber in colour with a sweet malt and honey on the nose, the palate is more tangy honey with a hint of lemon. The slightly higher than average ABV on this one really helps to keep the sweetness under control.

Slightly cloudy golden in colour with a lemony and banana nose. The palate is more classic wheat beer with more butterscotch, banana and lemon.

Hopocrisy – Belgium – 4.6% ABV Super fresh hoppy aromas and a touch of Madeira cake sweetness mingle with apricot and apples. The palate is mouthwatering and balanced with a floral and very moreish hopped finish. 24

Top Out

Festival Brew in collaboration with Deeside Brewery. Our festive brew’s are served at half pints only.

Trial 1 - Treacle - 5% ABV Trial 2 - Salted Caramel - 5% ABV Trial 3 - Maple Syrup and Dry Hopps - 5% ABV

Thistly Cross Original – 6.2% ABV

Blackberry – 4% ABV A wonderfully fruity cider full of Blackberry goodness and a soft sweetness.

Bright apple with a little bit of tart sweetness, An incredibly drinkable cider for it’s percentage.

Strawberry – 4% ABV Made with fresh Scottish Strawberries which are then had pressed in Thistly crosses apple presses. Hand pressed in Thistly Cross’ apples presses.

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!

Pulp Cider Elderflower - 4% ABV Very refreshing, full of bittersweet cider apples and a delicate floral aroma. 26

Esker Spirits – Dry Gin – 42% ABV Using water from the Dee and Sliver Birch Trees that line its path it completely embodies the spirit of Royal Deeside. You literally cannot get more local! It is created with over a dozen responsibly sourced botanicals many from Kincardine Estate and distilled in a little copper pot still and bottled on site in Cults.

House of Elrick – Dry Gin – 42% ABV Another new creation coming from just north of Aberdeen. Classic dry gin with a wonderfully smooth mouth feel! Typically gin flavours of juniper, coriander and citrus are infused with heather, rose petals and sweet fennel all brought together using Loch Ness water!

Shropshire Spirits Salopian Gin – Dry Gin – 40% ABV

Warner Edwards – Harrington Sloe Gin - 30% ABV

Strawberries and Raspberries from Shropshire are combined with juniper and 2 secret ingredients to create a fantastically fruity gin. It’s a slightly sweet style of gin and the use of milk thistle makes it a very light and creamy style of gin. Perfect if you are just getting into gin!

A fabulously fruity gin infused with handpicked sloes from the local countryside- we suggest you try this with summer house lemonade.

Steam Punk – Dry Gin – 42% ABV A recipe originally developed 1892 by Sir Raleigh Holmes-Dunston which appealed to the high society of his current day. Now that original recipe has been adapted to the modern day, its smooth on the palate, with juniper, cardamom and citrus all coming together in excellent harmony. The finish provides slight sweetie notes and a perfect dryness to balance the juniper and citrus.

Teasmith – Dry Gin – 40% ABV


Another new product and very local again too! From Udny Green, launching at the tail end of last year they have been full steam ahead since. It’s a lovely classic style of gin with a modern aromatic twist to it. Goes very well with our brand new tonic water!

Whittaker’s Pink Peculier – Dry Gin – 42% ABV Peculier’ is from the Danish spelling and means “one of a kind” or “something amazing”. Its an appropriate nod to the origins of where gin first came from and does well to describe this beauty! Its an award winning contemporary gin with its signature botanicals being Pink Peppercorns, Pink Hibiscus and Lemon Citrus. A wonderfully complex but bright gin.

Dark Matter Distillers - Spiced Rum 40% ABV Produced just along the road from us Dark Matter is Scotland’s 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!

CasaGheller Frizzante – Medium - 11% ABV With an intensely fruity aroma with hints of ripe golden apple this elegant & floral style of prosecco.

Banchory Beer Festival & Summer House Drinks Earl Grey Tonic If we’ve gone to the effort of getting a decent gin, you should enjoy it with a good tonic. We take this a step further and teamed up with Summer House Drinks and made our own. We’ve tried to make something that goes with everything but can also be enjoyed by its self. We are pretty pleased with this as a start.

Summer House Drinks Walter Gregor’s Tonic Raspberry Lemonade Hint of mint Lemonade

Peter Spanton

Stella d’Italia – Off Dry – 11% ABV A lively crisp sparkling wine with a delicate lemony character and an aromatic, dry, refreshing finish.

Cardamom Lemongrass

Bundaberg Ginger beer


Hudsons are delighted to back at Banchory Beer Festival working alongside the MFGF Events Team. This year we’ve a range of options to tempt your taste buds including Pulled Pork, Hot Roast Beef and Haggis Bon Bons. Our amazing pies will be available too. Hudsons are an award winning local caterer – catering at events in the North East of Scotland and beyond. Contact the team regarding catering for your next event – enquiries@ hudsonscatering. co.uk 32

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A young and dynamic events company based in Royal Deeside but covering the whole of the North East of Scotland. We can cater for anything from a small BBQ with a private bar to events with a few thousand people. Our main services are; Weddings Pop-Up Bars Beer Festivals Gin / Beer Tasting Sessions Marquee Rental Rustic Bar Rental Rustic Outdoor Furniture Rental We always like to be challenged to put on that unusual and unique event so please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss further. mungo@mfgfevents.com 07772278863

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