Glasgow’s West Brewery secures second bar site


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The team behind Glasgow’s West Brewery are investing in a second bar in the West End of the city.

They have taken on the former site of The Halt bar in Woodlands Road to relaunch it as West on the Corner but have temporarily converted it into a pop-up bar called Pop Up West.

It follows the opening of the West Brewery, Bar and Restaurant on Glasgow Green by founder Petra Wetzel in 2006.

“The Halt bar has had many owners and managers over the last few years and sadly has not been loved for a very long time,” Petra said. “Love is something we believe West is really good at, so we have set aside a significant budget, have gathered the best designers, architects and most importantly tradesmen in Glasgow, and we will bring back the bar with a bang.”

Pop Up West opened with the first-ever keg of West Woodlands Red, which is the brewery’s Munich Red lager matured in a Skallywag whisky cask sourced in partnership with whisky specialist Douglas Laing & Co.

Initially, interiors are being kept simple but grander plans are afoot for the full refurbishment, with plenty of wood accents and furniture pieces by Scottish furniture designer Derek Welsh.

Keeping with the company’s ethos, West on the Corner will only serve beer in accordance with the German Purity Law of 1516, which dictates that only barley, hops, water and yeast can be used to create a truly pure beer, free from chemicals, preservatives and flavourings.

Artisan from start to finish, West’s beers contain British malted barley and specialty malts from Weyermann Specialty Malts in Bamberg, Germany providing flavour and colour. The water is sourced from Loch Katrine, with the hops Hallertau in Germany and two strains of yeast.

Updated July 31, 2014


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