A BEER named after Scottish king Robert the Bruce is being launched at a festival in his honour.
Visitors to The Bruce Festival in Dunfermline will be able to toast their hero with de Brus Dunfermline Blond Ale.
The beer is the brainchild of David Austin, a cafe owner who wanted to give the town its own distinctive ale. He came up with the idea for the Bruce brew after surveying beers on offer at Reuben’s Cafe and Wine Store.
He said: “The de Brus Dunfermline Blond Ale is the town’s own beer. We stock a lot of Scottish ales but, until now, there was nothing local.
“We gave a lot of thought to what the ale should taste like and how it should be presented. We wanted a name that was inclusive and unites everyone, and there is no bigger figure in Dunfermline’s history than Robert the Bruce.”
Attractions at the Bruce Festival include medieval dance displays and free archery lessons.
Maggie Mitchell, Dunfermline Delivers chief executive, said: “The de Brus Dunfermline Blond Ale is distinctive and full of character – much like the town it’s named after.”
The festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday at Pittencrief Park, Dunfermline.
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