About The Festival

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Where it all started

Inverurie Beer Festival was founded of the back of Banchory Beer Festival,which started in 2014 by two local Banchory brothers Mungo & Guy Finlayson, who have a passion for good food & drink and wanted to bring something new to the Deeside area.

MFGF Events Ltd the events company the brothers founded to run the festivals has only grown from strength to strength after it's launched back in April 2014. The idea was brain stormed one winter night in early 2014 and eventually became a reality when they founded the company at companies’ house on the 1st of April 2014.

Guy Finlayson :: Director of Drinks

Guy Finlayson :: Director of Drinks

  • Role: Co-Founder / Director of Drinks
  • Favourite Drink: Alchemy EH54

Guy is of the brothers who founded the festival and the master behind the drinks selection of the festivals so is aptly given the title “Director of Drinks”. With 3 and a half years previously in the wine, beer and spirits retail trade Guy brings a wealth of knowledge when it comes to picking those unique drinks for all you festival goers. Guy mainly, but we all join in, spends quite a bit of tasting samples to make sure what is on offer is of the best quality and sometimes most unusual taste. Guy’s more than happy to talk through the various drinks we have on offer and tell you what they best go with or what drinks might suit you the best depending on your taste buds. So feel free to chat to him during events and learn that bit more about what you’re drinking! When not working Guy enjoys playing rugby for Deeside Rugby Club.