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  • Festival Glass Theme 2017

    Festival Glass Theme 2017 As anyone who has been to the festival before, you will know that each year the festival has a theme. They commemorate or celebrate something important or represents the town in some way. Each year it's always a concern that ...
  • Real Ale Festival 2017

    17th Bo'ness Real Ale Festival 2017 Plans for this year's festival is well under way and pretty well done. The theme has been agreed and the glasses in production. It only remains now to finalise what beers will be on the bar. That's generally left to ...
  • 7 New Breweries - 14 New Beers! BraasFest 2016

    Festival Beer List 2016 As every other year, we try to feature beers from some of the newest breweries. There was a time in the past when that was often difficult. But, thankfully, 'the times they are a changin' (a nod here to Bob Dylan), and for the be...
  • 2016 Festival Theme - Battle of Jutland

    Festival Glass Theme 2016 As anyone who has been to the festival before, you will know that each year the festival glass includes a different theme. The very first festival in 2001, was to celebrate the 400 year anniversary of Bo'ness being designated...
  • Real Ale Festival 2016

    16th Bo'ness Real Ale Festival 2016 Plans for this year's festival is well under way and pretty well done. The theme agreed (more on that to come), and the glasses ordered. It only remains now to decide what beers to put on the bar. That's generally lef...
  • Linlithgow-Bo'ness festival mini bus pickup

    Linlithgow - Bo'ness mini bus link If you live in Bo'ness or Linlithgow you will know that public transport between the two is pretty dire at best and never when you want it! So to make it easier for visitors to the beer festival BRAAS has organised a m...
  • Beers on the bar - 2015 Real Ale Festival

    2015 Bo'ness Real Ale Festival - Beer List As in previous years there are some well-known, well-liked ales for you to enjoy and as usual a few other beers from new breweries (one only 4 months old) you may not have had the opportunity of trying yet. T...
  • 2015 Bo'ness Real Ale Festival Theme Everyone who has ever been to the Bo'ness Beer Festival will know we always have a theme to celebrate or commemorate something, an event or other activity, that is or will be significant or helps put Bo’ness on the ma...
  • Bo'ness Real Ale Festival 2015

    Bo'ness Real Ale Festival 2015 Planning each year's real ale festival starts around about January and this year it is pretty well done. The theme has been agreed (more on that to come), the glasses ordered, and it only now remains to be seen what beers a...
  • Festival 2014 - All Done & Dusted

    That's it for another year! Only been a couple of days but it seems like an age already! But, the good memories remain... Good from the perspective that it was another very successful festival from all points of view. There was more & new brewer...
  • It's almost time! See the Clock...

    Clock Ale is counting down to Five o'Clock! That's it done. All setup and raring to go and not long to wait now. Friday 26 September at 5 o'clock Are you ready, willing and able to make time stand still! ...
  • Real Ale Festival Sponsors for 2014

    Sponsors of the 2014 Real Ale Festival As in previous years local companies were approached to sponsor the event. Without you're and their support we would not be able to do the things and support the causes and groups we do each year and once again th...
  • Linlithgow-Bo'ness festival mini bus pickup

    Bus stop, wet day, she’s there, I say… Many of you of a certain age might recognise the above as the start of a hit song in the mid-sixties but, by who? Yes, I know it's the same heading as last year; that's because it's announcing the same service (to ...
  • 2014 Festival - Beer List

    2014 Bo'ness Real Ale Festival - Beer List Again this year we have some old, well-known, well-liked ales for you to enjoy. As usual a few other beers from a few new breweries (at least to the festival) you may not have had the pleasure of trying yet. ...
  • Presentation to 2013 Sponsors

    Presentation to Sponsors of 2013 Festival Our sponsors are very important to us as they are the ones who make it possible for BRAAS to make the donations it does each year. BRAAS, as in previous years, holds a presentation night and invites all the fe...
  • Bo'ness Real Ale Festival 2014

    Bo'ness Real Ale Festival 2014 Planning for this year's annual real ale festival is pretty well complete (apart from picking the beers, that is but...). It was another great festival last year and this one is going to be no different as we have a bit of...
  • The BRAAS Beer Bus - Bo'ness - Linlithgow

    Shuttle bus between Bo’ness & Linlithgow Lot’s of our festival visitors come from far and wide. Sometimes a considerate family member will drive them, sometimes they come on foot, by bus, train or a combination of all three to support and enjoy the s...
  • Beers on bar for 2013 real ale festival

    Beers on the Bar and a few ciders That's it done! The beers have been decided, ordered and will be getting delivered during the week of the festival. They need a couple of days to settle so you can enjoy them in the condition they are meant to be enjoy...
  • Real Ale Festival 2013 - Breweries

    Breweries featured at this year’s festival In an earlier post about deciding on this year’s festival theme and the difficulty of finding one to celebrate, it's mirrored when deciding on what breweries and what beers to get for the festival. It’s equal...
  • 2013 Real Ale Festival Theme

    2013 Bo'ness Real Ale Festival Theme We must have been lucky since starting out way back in 2001 when the festival was a ‘one-off’ event to celebrate the Bo’ness 400 the anniversary of Bo’ness in 1601, being designated an official port on the Forth. It ...

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