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20th August 2012

News on the Western front

Dear WEST Friends,

Summer is almost over (did it ever really start?) and following the buzz
that was the Olympic Games in London, the WEST team is busy deciding what
sport to pick for our pre ‘Glasgow 2014’ training sessions (we want a gold
postbox on Glasgow Green!). There is a rumour that ‘WEST beer stein lifting’
will make it into the official sports line-up in 2014!

WEST – Glasgow’s Favourite Business? We are THRILLED to let you know that we have just found out that the Glasgow Business Awards (organised by the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce) have shortlisted WEST as a Finalist for “Glasgow’s Favourite Business 2012” and we would love to scoop the winning trophy with your help. If you think we do a great job for Glasgow can you please email and put “I vote for WEST” in the subject line.

We will love you forever and if we win, there sure will be some free beer on Glasgow Green following the awards do in October.

Glasgow Beer Week BEER DINNER
Friday 14 September
One of the boozy highlights in September will be ‘ Glasgow Beer Week’ and, like in its inaugural year in 2011, WEST is again a major contributor to this vital week in the Glasgow beer calendar.

The WEST brewing team were busy brewing the GBW’s official beer last week (a Cologne-style pale ale) and the official launch of GBW 2012 will take place on Friday 7 September with the “first tapping” of this beer.

Please come and join us on Glasgow Green that evening.

However, the REAL highlight of the week must be Maverine Cole’s beer dinner at WEST on Friday 14th September. The woman is a force of nature (that’s quite something coming from me!) and is one of THE leading beer journalists in the UK. “Smart, sassy, sexy, edgy, gorgeous ­ Marverine Cole is a highly experienced journalist & presenter with over twenty years experience working in the British media industry.”

If you only have one dinner at WEST for the rest of the year, trust me, this truly is THE night. We are serving a gorgeous four-course dinner accompanied by 4 WEST tasters for £25 per person. Call us on 0141 550 0135 to book your space. This will be so much

Oktoberfest 2012 How much do I love these photos? To me, they encapsulate Oktoberfest in Munich! 2012 is our 6th Oktoberfest season at WEST and we will make it bigger, better and bolder than any previous year.

Every Friday in October, sees the ‘Bayrische Buam’ (the Bavarian ‘boys’) come and play traditional Oktoberfest tunes in the beerhall from 7pm to 10pm followed by the WEST DJ playing funky tunes from 10pm to 1am.

We will be serving the WEST 2012 Oktoberfest Lager from 1 October and there will be more Nuernberg sausages served than Heidi, the WEST Golden Retriever, can dream of.

Please make sure you reserve your table (email, wear your dirndl and/or Lederhosen and join in the fun that is Oktoberfest at WEST. I for one can’t wait!

Christmas and Hogmanay As you all know, I am a total Christmas addict. I love snow, have a real penchant for mulled wine, German Christmas cookies, traditional tree decorations and, as a consequence, WEST turns into a home away from my old Bavarian home, every December. If you like Christmas “as it should be”, then come and join us at WEST for lunch or dinner in December. Even better, bring your friends, your team from the office, or your aunt Betty and uncle Philip for one of our WEST Party Nights.

For full details of what’s happening at WEST email
We will be serving the 2012 WEST
Weihnachtsbier from the 1st of December.

Crikey, there is A LOT of stuff happening at WEST between now and the end of the year. See you all on Glasgow Green for a really great pint!Petra M Wetzel, WEST

Templeton Building, Glasgow Green, Glasgow, G40 1AW