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MOLSON COORS AND FALLEN BREWING COMPANY JOIN FORCES TO DISTRIBUTE FALLEN CRAFT BEERS IN SCOTLAND

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Molson Coors and Fallen Brewing Company announced today that they have entered into a distribution partnership that will bring Fallen’s Kippen, Stirlingshire-brewed craft IPAs, pilsners and porters into the Molson Coors’s Scotland portfolio.  Existing customers of Fallen Brewing will continue to be served by Fallen Brewing Company directly, while Molson Coors will help to increase the penetration of Fallen Brewing brands in the Scottish On Trade.

Paul Fallen, founder of Fallen Brewing Company, said:  “Working alongside the team at Molson Coors is a really positive step for our business.  We’re a relatively young company, with a very simple aim of crafting the highest quality beers whilst working within, and for our local community and environment.  Even though Molson Coors is a considerably bigger operation, we felt confident that we understood each other and that the Fallen Brewing brands would be in safe hands.”

Andrew Lawrence, Sales and Operations Director at Molson Coors Scotland, commented:  “We’re very proud of the progress our portfolio continues to make in the market.  With the Fallen distribution partnership, we’re now able to offer something authentically Scottish, of phenomenal quality, and with an incredible story.  Our portfolio and customer satisfaction scores continue to go from strength to strength, and we’re excited about our future prospects.”

The Fallen Brewing Company was founded by Paul Fallen in April 2012.  The Brewery now supplies to the independent on-and off-trade, including iconic venues such as Gleneagles and multiple retailers including Aldi, Lidl, Waitrose and Marks & Spencer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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John Coubrough & Son, Joiners & Funeral Directors  

My father, John, started the business in Thornhill in 1961, quickly gaining a reputation for quality joinery work. He had served his apprenticeship with Forrester & Montgomery in Thornhill who were joiners and undertakers. This was a common combination in those days. He was soon asked to take on undertaking services and from then the business grew with clients across Perthshire, Stirlingshire and beyond.

When I joined the business, my father insisted that I did a “proper” apprenticeship. At first this did not go down too well with me, but I did it and went on as many City & Guilds training courses as possible becoming the first joiner from Falkirk Technical College to gain the Licentiateship of The City & Guilds of London Institute in construction. With hindsight it was the right thing to do!

It isn’t always easy working with and restoring older buildings but it is interesting and can be hugely rewarding. When the project is finished and you stand back and see something restored to how it once was, or how a modern conversion or extension can fit in with older surroundings, it gives a great sense of satisfaction seeing a job well done.

After two or three years it was “suggested” to me that it was time to get involved in the funeral side of the business which, at around 20 years of age, I knew little about. I soon learnt that it is an extremely sensitive and emotional time for everyone involved and that discretion is vital.

As my father got nearer retirement I became more and more involved in the running of the business and took it over completely nearly 30 years ago. I have seen many changes since then.

On the joinery side, more and more products are bought in with fewer bespoke items being made in the workshop and only a fraction of doors and windows being made in timber. Maintenance free uPVC and aluminium are now the preferred choice of many but, whatever material I am asked for, it keeps me busy whether it is a small repair or a large extension to existing premises.

On the funeral side there are now fewer religious services as, with falling church attendance, more are opting for something secular. There has also been a huge change in funeral vehicles. In the past, converted estate cars and vans were the norm but nowadays we see plush purpose built hearses and limousines often costing well into six figures each. Dress code is another change, with coloured clothing rather than black becoming much more common now.

I am often asked about the role of a funeral director.

Well, for a start, it is a commitment. I am on call 24/7. My phone is rarely switched off, even on holiday.  My role involves removing the deceased to the chapel of rest, meeting the family to discuss their wishes for the funeral service, choosing a coffin, whether a burial or cremation is preferred and whether it is to be a religious or secular service. I also arrange printing of orders of service, floral tributes, newspaper obituary notices, catering following the service and supply of gravestones. I liaise with cemetery and crematoria authorities, the doctors who provide the death certificate and the clergy and celebrants for all types of services. For the content of the service there are a few rules but also many options which I try to accommodate without the service losing its dignity. Whilst dealing with everything there is, of course, legalities to be obeyed, especially the registration of the death and its circumstances. Sometimes the Police and Procurator Fiscal are involved. There is no compromise with them. Anything suspicious or a sudden death has to be investigated fully. This can take time. There are many things to think about when organising a funeral but I always try to treat everyone with the respect that they deserve.

Growing up and living in the Thornhill and Kippen areas all my life I know many of the families I meet very well. To me, this is more than a business, it is a service to our communities.

Grant Coubrough

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The Wee Vine Supporters

Without our supporters, there would be no Wee Vine. They offer support in a variety of ways. All essential.

Firstly, our financial supporters.  Printing and other costs are totally met through the support of a number of local organisations. Currently, these are (in alphabetical order):

Auchenburn Bed and Breakfast

Brian Reynolds Carpentry (870531)

Cameron Skinner, Skinner of Kippen (870203)

Central Auto Repairs (Glengyle) (870254)

Classics@Kippen

Cliff Hewett – eMusic Tutor (870939)

Computer Division Ltd (469455)

Fallen Brewing Company (07500 906924)

Fusion Flowers Magazine (870204)

John Coubrough & Son, Joiners &Funeral Directors (870737)

Judyjamjar (870687)

McNicolls Country Store (870237)

Rhubarb Lime (870077)

Stephen Paul Associates (870906)

The Cross Keys (870293)

The Inn at Kippen (870500)

The Woodhouse (870156)

Each of our financial supporters is entitled to use the magazine to publicise forthcoming events, or significant awards obtained. Anyone who would like to

offer support in this way, can do so by contacting us atenquiries@theweevine.org.

Secondly, many thanks to those who have supported this issue by contributing articles. The Wee Vine is for Kippen, about Kippen and by Kippen. We would like to know about events as they happen, and also those which are planned. Also, organisations, clubs and their programmes and activities. Plus comments, queries, photos and anything else that takes your fancy.

“Letters to the editor” on paper or electronically are welcome from all.

And finally, those who support by offering help in many ways, such as the delivery of the magazine round the village.

Stuart Thomson

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The Wee Vine Supporters

Without our supporters, there would be no Wee Vine. They offer support in a variety of ways. All essential.

Firstly, our financial supporters.  Printing and other costs are totally met through the support of a number of local organisations. Currently, these are (in alphabetical order):

Auchenburn Bed and Breakfast (870664))

Brian Reynolds Carpentry (870531)

Cameron Skinner, Skinner of Kippen (870203)

Central Auto Repairs (Glengyle) (870254)

Classics@Kippen

Cliff Hewett – eMusic Tutor (870939)

Computer Division Ltd (469455)

Fallen Brewing Company (07500 906924)

Fusion Flowers Magazine (870204)

GCR Financial Planning (871020)

John Coubrough & Son, Joiners &Funeral Directors (870737)

Judyjamjar (870687)

McNicolls Country Store (870237)

Rhubarb Lime (870077)

Stephen Paul Associates (870906)

The Cross Keys (870293)

The Inn at Kippen (870500)

The Woodhouse (870156)

Each of our financial supporters is entitled to use the magazine to publicise forthcoming events, or significant awards obtained. Anyone who would like to

offer support in this way, can do so by contacting us atenquiries@theweevine.org.

Secondly, many thanks to those who have supported this issue by contributing articles. The Wee Vine is for Kippen, about Kippen and by Kippen. We would like to know about events as they happen, and also those which are planned. Also, organisations, clubs and their programmes and activities. Plus, comments, queries, photos and anything else that takes your fancy.

“Letters to the editor” on paper or electronically are welcome from all.

And finally, those who support by offering help in many ways, such as the delivery of the magazine around the village.

Stuart Thomson

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Fallen Brewing Launches Online Shop

At long last, we’ve secured a premises alcohol license for the Brewery. This allows us to sell beer direct to the people who enjoy it the most……. you!

You can now order and pay for Fallen Brews online at www.fallenbrewing.co.uk/shop. All the regular beers will be on there (Local Motive, Odyssey, Grapevine and Chew Chew) and we’ll be sure to keep the site updated with all the specials that we brew throughout the year. At the time of writing we’ve got 10 different beers available including Sleeper Pils (5.2% Pilsner), Amarillo: Centennial (4% West Coast Pale Ale), El Dorado: Waimea (6.6% West Coast IPA) and Dark Territory (9% Belgian Strong Dark Ale). Keep and eye out for new specials and follow us on Facebook (FallenBrewCo) or Twitter (@fallenbrewco) if you want to keep bang up to date.

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You can order the beers for home delivery or you can pop in to the Brewery to collect your order, have a chat and a wee look around. Bear in mind though, that we don’t have a shop or a taproom on site, so you’ll need to order and pay for the beer before coming along to the Brewery to collect (Collection hours: Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm). We can’t offer formal tours at the moment but it’s definitely something we’re thinking about so, again, watch this space!

We’re really looking forward to supplying you with beer that we’ve enthusiastically and passionately slaved over. If you’ve got any questions or need help with ordering, just drop us an email at onlineorders@fallenbrewing.co.uk or give us a call on 07500 906924.

Cheers for now

Paul

 

 

 

 

 

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The Wee Vine Supporters

Without our supporters, there would be no Wee Vine. They offer support in a variety of ways. All essential.

Firstly, our financial supporters.  Printing and other costs are totally met through the support of a number of local organisations. Currently, these are (in alphabetical order):

Auchenburn Bed and Breakfast

Brian Reynolds Carpentry

Cameron Skinner, Skinner of Kippen

Central Auto Repairs (Glengyle)

Classics@Kippen

Cliff Hewett – eMusic Tutor

Computer Division Ltd

Fallen Brewing Company

Fusion Flowers Magazine

GCR Financial Planning

John Coubrough & Son, Joiners &Funeral Directors

Judyjamjar

McNicolls Country Store

Rhubarb Lime

Stephen Paul Associates

The Cross Keys

The Inn at Kippen (under new management, but continuing its community support role)

The Woodhouse

Each of our financial supporters is entitled to use the magazine to publicise forthcoming events, or significant awards obtained. Anyone who would like to

offer support in this way, can do so by contacting us atenquiries@theweevine.org.

Secondly, many thanks to those who have supported this issue by contributing articles. The Wee Vine is for Kippen, about Kippen and by Kippen. We would like to know about events as they happen, and also those which are planned. Also, organisations, clubs and their programmes and activities. Plus comments, queries, photos and anything else that takes your fancy.

“Letters to the editor” on paper or electronically are welcome from all.

And finally, those who support by offering help in many ways, such as the delivery of the magazine round the village by June Waley and her team.

Stuart Thomson

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Rhubarb Lime (and The Woodhouse)

In a recent article in the Sunday Post magazine (21st October), their “Scone Spy” ventured out into Kippen, for the second time.  On his first visit he had chanced upon The Woodhouse and been favourably impressed.  This time he visited Rhubarb Lime, and thoroughly enjoyed his visit – “perfectly scrummy” being one of his comments.  His concluding sentence – “With The Woodhouse and Rhubarb Lime, the little and large of café culture, Kippen is well served for scone scoffing – whatever the weather.”  The full article can be found at https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/rhubarb-and-lime-scone-spy/.

Scone Spy

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Well, one of the strange things. The fact it was as toasty as the Med was obviously a bit weird.

But just as strange was the fact that it was settled, steady, reassuringly always there.

It had come to mind as I went for one of those relaxing Sunday drives – because, in typically Scottish fashion, I’d seen the lot.

It had been properly pelting, splendidly sunny, blowing a gale and almost calm, turn the heating down, crank it up.

Go on, make your mind up, weather!

By the time my tum rumbled loudly enough to insist on a food stop, it had turned nice. And, so it has to be said, is Kippen.

It wasn’t your Spy’s first time in this neck of the woods. Last time, it was the impressive Woodhouse Coffee Shop.

It’s big and bustling, and right at a roundabout outside the village on the busy A811.

Rhubarb Lime – don’t you just love the name, by the way? – was a real contrast.

It was wee and cosy and on the village’s main street, a blink and you’d miss it sort of a place if you were driving through.

A couple of things were the same, though. Like the Woodhouse, it was bustling. And there was also more to it.

The Woodhouse has a farm shop which does a brisk trade in butchery and more. In Rhubarb Lime’s case, it’s a delicatessen as well, and there was an impressive selection of wines on display.

But, naturally, it was stopping that tummy rumbling that was the priority and Rhubarb Lime wasn’t about to disappoint.

The counter was full of bell jars with tempting cakes of every variety, the shelves stacked with fruit slices, empire biscuits and more, with giant pink meringues the showstopping stars of the show.

There are just a handful of tables and it’s all cute and quirkily higgledy-piggledly.

After a quick perusal of the impressively extensive menu, my dining companion settled on a warming big bowl of the vegetable broth.

I had the brie, bacon and cranberry toasted ciabatta which came with a side salad and a ramekin of coleslaw.

Both were filling and super tasty. The most important thing as always, though, was the scone. And there was a tempting selection to choose from.

Orange and blueberry, fruit and cherry were the options.

The pick, the orange and blueberry, had a perfectly scrummy mix of both and it was moist and just the right side of crumbly.

Just as warm as our dishes was the welcome. with the staff genuinely interested in where we’d come from and happy to chat.

With the Woodhouse and Rhubarb Lime, the little and large of café culture, Kippen is well served for scone scoffing – whatever the weather.