January 18, 2016
A general air of excitement is building as the final touches are being put to Up Helly Aa preparations. This year, Lerwick Brewery have got into the spirit of the season by releasing a limited edition beer especially for the occasion. ‘Guizer’s Hop’ will be available around various bars and pubs in the upcoming weeks through wholesale firm J.W. Gray & Co. It is an easy drinking beer with smooth malt and lightly fruity flavours.
Jimmy Mercer, a director at Lerwick Brewery said “We’re very proud of our Shetland heritage so releasing a beer for Up Helly Aa is right up our street. A horn of ‘Guizer’s Hop’ is the perfect way to celebrate the Viking Festival of Light”
Iain Johnston, Director at J.W. Gray & Co said “It’s that dark and dreary time of year when we all like to lighten our spirits with some guizing fun and a little of “the cup that cheers”. We’re delighted to be able to provide this offering to both local drinkers and tourists during the Up Helly Aa season this year.”