Sporting greats help to brew Commonwealth Gold

03 July 2014 by
Sporting greats help to brew Commonwealth Gold

Rugby legends Gavin and Scott Hastings joined the Caledonian Brewery in Edinburgh last week for the launch of Commonwealth Gold, a limited edition ale to commemorate the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The Caledonian, locally known as the Caley, is Edinburgh's oldest brewery, established in 1869. Commonwealth Gold has been brewed with ingredients from around the Commonwealth including hops from Australia, England and New Zealand together with malt from local Scottish suppliers.

The former Scotland and British Lions players will be commentating during the rugby sevens at the games. Gavin said: "We're looking forward to seeing world class athletes and world class performances at Glasgow 2014. The games are also an opportunity for Scotland to showcase its world class brewing talents and we're sure Commonwealth Gold will do just that."

Commonwealth Gold will be on the bar in pubs in the run up to and during the games. Official Glasgow 2014 beer and cider provider Heineken will ensure that the special ale is widely available across the UK.

David Grevemberg, Glasgow 2014 chief executive, said: "As a strong supporter of sport and a company with a strong base in Scotland, we are pleased to be working with Heineken to encourage spectators to celebrate responsibly while enjoying the largest and most exciting multi-sport event in Scotland this summer."

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