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Beer @ The Barn @ Lochter 2016


Beer @ The Barn @ Lochter 2016

Beer Brothers launch new event at Lochter

Two beer brothers have launched a new festival in the North-east.

Beer The Barn Lochter, organised by Mungo and Guy Finlayson, will be held on Friday and ‪Saturday, April 22 and 23 (2016) at the Lochter Activity Centre near Inverurie and just a mile from Oldmeldrum.

The mini-festival will feature beers, ciders and spirits from a host of Scottish and nationwide breweries and distilleries including the first Scottish rum, Dark Matter and Aberdeen’s Porter’s Gin.

Tickets for the event are now on sale and can be purchased from There are less than 1000 tickets available, priced at £15 plus booking fee.

There are three sessions over the weekend starting on the ‪Friday (22 April) at 6pm until midnight. The festival will return on the ‪Saturday (April 23) for an afternoon session ‪between 12pm and 5.30pm and an evening session ‪from 6.30pm until 12am.

A regular shuttle bus service will be available to take festival-goers from Inverurie town centre to Lochter Activity Park. The bus will run every 30 minutes for the first two hours of each session and by demand thereafter. A return journey can be bought for £6.

Mungo Finlayson, co-founder and director of operations at MFGF Events – the organisers of the Banchory and Inverurie Beer Festivals, said:
bq. “We are really looking forward to holding one of our events at Lochter. It’s a beautiful and ideal location to hold a mini beer festival.”

“There are a huge range of brewers and distillers across Scotland and further afield and we are looking forward to them showcasing their product ranges. We will also have local bands and musicians ensuring that those in attendance are having a good time. Lochter will be providing the food which will range from a classic hog dog to gourmet lamb hog roast. “

“All of our events to date have sold out incredibly quickly and with less than 1000 tickets available, we would urge people to book quickly to avoid disappointment. We would also encourage people to join our mailing list to be the first to know when tickets for further events become available.”

The Banchory brothers launched the first Banchory Beer Festival in 2014 at the Deeside Rugby Club pitches with no pre-sale tickets and no event management experience.
The success of the first festival encouraged them make it an annual event as well as holding an Inverurie Beer Festival and two winter Beer @ the Barn in events in Banchory, held in February 2015 and 2016.
Guy Finlayson, co-founder and director of drinks and MFGF Events, said: “We are delighted to be holding another festival, it really demonstrates the popularity of our events so far and that we are offering something a little different.

“There are an abundance of drinks producers around Scotland and beyond. These festivals are a fantastic opportunity for them to showcase their stock ranges. It’s also great for local people to come together to have a good time and support local businesses.”

The brothers were also shortlisted in the ‘Best Cultural Event or Festival’ category at the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards, which were held in November 2015 at the Ardoe House Hotel.

Lochter Activity Centre too was shortlisted at the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards in November 2015.

For more information about Beer The Barn Lochter or to buy tickets please visit: or
Details for the 2016 Banchory and Inverurie Beer Festivals will be released in due course – for further information visit or

Two beer brothers have launched a new festival in the North-east.


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