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Windswept Brewing Co

Witch Pricker 330ml

Witch Pricker
Windswept Brewing (North Eastern Scotland)
4.2% Stout
This is a dark and sophisticated chocolate stout. The combination of different malted grains blended with raw cocoa nibs and cane sugar gives a fantastic rich, bitter hit of dark chocolate with a smooth, sweetness of malt flavours. DID YOU KNOW The gruesome and horrific practice of Witch Pricking was common in the 17th Century. The witch pricker would test accused witches with a needle to see if they had the Devils Mark (a spot that didnt bleed). Here in Moray, the poor victims found guilty were then stripped and put in stout barrels covered in spikes and rolled down Cluny Hill in Forres to their death. Historical records tell of the story of a woman called Christian Caddell who disguised as a man, presented herself for duty as a witch-pricker in Moray. She sent as many as 10 innocent people to their death by proclaiming they were in contact with the Devil. Eventually her cover was blown and she was arrested, sent to Barbados and never heard of again.
Allergens: Fish, Celery, Sesame, Peanut, Milk, Crustacean, Egg, Mustard, Sulphites, Soy, Nut, Lupin, Molluscs
Location: North Eastern Scotland
Head Brewer: Al Read

Windswept Brewing Co is an award-winning craft brewery based in Lossiemouth on the Moray coast. Directors Al Read and Nigel Tiddy fell in love with the area while serving at RAF Lossiemouth. The former pilots also shared a passion for beer and brewing. Their joint ambition of starting a craft brewery was realised when Windswept was born in the autumn of 2012.

Since then, there has been no looking back. Windswept brew an imaginative range of quality craft ales, including traditional British beers, strong American-style IPAs and a German wheat beer. We use only fresh natural ingredients such as quality British malted grains, whole hops, fresh wet yeast and local Speyside water. All Windswept beers are un-fined, making them suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Both Al and Nigel relish the outdoor life in the Highlands and wanted the Windswept brand to reflect the rugged beauty and vitality of the region. Windswept beer …. 'best when you've earned it'.

Witch Pricker 330ml