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Freewheelin’ News

It’s time for a long over-brew update

Come join us for an ice-cold ale, and a good old chinwag on all things Freewheelin’ around the place.

You might remember back in September, we shared the exciting news that Freewheelin’ Brewery had come to join us here on the grounds. Well, fast forward a couple of months, through a whirlwind of bubbles and froth, and let’s just say Freewheelin’s relocation has been a big success.

As soon as the licensing came through for Richard’s onsite operation here, he started brewing, fermenting and hopping up absolutely anything he could get his hands on. And after lots of experimenting, he came up with three absolutely delicious ales.

Around the Hydro, you’ll now see our first blonde beer – The Cherub, named after our little statue out the front of the hotel. The Runner Duck IPA is named after our most recent addition to the animal farm down at Peebles Hendro and the ruby ale – The Badger… yeah, we’re not really sure where he got that name from to be honest.

The gift sets were flying off the shelves in our shop over Christmas. And our party guests at the bar were gasping for a taste of Richard’s Freewheelin’ ales, made with the same spring water supply we’ve used for over a century.

Throughout the festivities our Richard was busier than the bees at Peebles Hivedro. He was packaging his ales as fast as they were being consumed. Now, during this January lull, you’d think he’d take a well-earned break, but not Richard. He’s already perfecting the recipes for not one, but three Six Nations beers for the tournament next month, and he does it all by himself.

He’s even managed to squeeze in some time to give our guests a tour around the micro-brewery and show them how it all comes together, which he’ll continue as part of our entertainment programme.

So make sure you say hello if you see Richard around the place, and try out one of the Peebles Hydro range of ales.

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