Anyone who has walked up Market Street or wanted to treat themselves to something a little more elegant than Tesco brand “zesty wine” (just say no) has noticed Luvians Bottleshop. For 22 years now Luvians has been hosting one of Scotland’s most successful annual wine fairs which is a firm fixture in the social calendar of the town, both with students and locals.
They told me that given the growing demand for craft beer, they thought it was about time that they devoted a similar celebration to all of the best beers that Scotland has to offer.
“Fife & Tayside are playing a huge role in driving that growth so we felt that it was time for a festival to really celebrate that. Our plan came to fruition last year with Brew 2018, which was a huge success, and we’re delighted to be bringing the event back for a second year running. We hope that Luvians Beer Fair will establish itself in the Scottish drinks calendar in the same way that our annual wine fair has done!”
Luvians has been at the forefront of Scottish craft beer since its conception. It currently boasts a wide range of beers, but the shop wanted to create an event where beer fans could discover exciting new things, speak with the brewers directly and meet up with fellow fans from all over Fife.
Luvians feels right at home in St Andrews, and aims to bring together the world of balls, golf tournaments, food festivals together.
“Our goal for one afternoon is to make St Andrews Town Hall the best place to get a beer in Scotland. We know from our experience in the shop that there is a real passion and enthusiasm in St Andrews for craft beer, which is why our range has grown to over 300 beers at any one time as well as our kegerator where a rotating pair of kegs allow us to sell beers you simply can’t find in bottles or cans to take home,” said Anna Rogan on behalf of the shop.
The event, to be held on April 6th from 12pm-6pm, will feature a choice of over 50 different beers, so no matter your taste you’ll be sure to find something that suits you! Tickets are £15 and include a 10% discount.