Scottish Borders Brewery — outstanding in the field

Full “outstanding in the field” marketing marks to the Scottish Borders Brewery for its somewhat unique ‘crop circle’.

Scotland’s first “plough to pint” real ale microbrewery recently carved out a giant pint glass from one of its barley fields which lies in a prominent position at the foot of the Eildon Hills in Melrose, near its Ancrum base./p>

The ‘crop-circle-as-pint’ development was timed to coincide with the sale of the brewery’s 500th cask –  not bad considering that the brewery only began brewing four months ago!

The attention-grabbing hillside shape also serves to highlight the fact that the brewery’s two cask ales have been brewed from barley grown and harvested in this very same field.

It’s intended that as the barley grows, time-lapse photography will be posted on the brewery’s Facebook page.

"As a new business we have been fortunate to have enjoyed really strong support from both publicans and ale drinkers, both of whom seem to be enjoying our products,” explained Scottish Borders Brewery-owner John Henderson, "I thought a pint glass crop circle would be a great way to draw attention to our plough-to-pint ethos and we hope it will create a talking point for people who see it in the field."

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