Innis & Gunn to sell first craft beer hot dog

There will be more than one type of gun dog at this year’s Galloway Country Fair – a ‘Gunn Dog’ hot dog made with craft beer will go on sale.

The bespoke hot dog is made with Gunnpowder IPA from Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn and will make its public debut at the Dumfries event in August.

It was created by artisan hot dog trader Brigston & Co exclusively for guests at the beer’s official launch party earlier this year – but it has never gone on sale until now.

Claire Drysdale, co-founder of Brigston & Co, said, “We’re really looking forward to serving up our special creation which is made with reduced liquor from the mash tun of Innis & Gunn’s Gunnpowder IPA and then smoked in oak.

“We pride ourselves in supplying handmade, craft smoked hot dogs made from Scottish Farm Assured beef flank and pork shoulder with our secret blend of ten herbs and spices.

“This amazing hoppy craft brew, with hints of citrus and pine, adds an extra special Scottish flavour and we felt Galloway Country Fair was the perfect place to launch it to the public. We think it will be a popular choice over the weekend of August 18th and 19th and anyone who buys a Gunn Dog over the weekend is in with a chance of winning an Innis & Gunn goodie bag.”

The premier countryside event attracts people from across Scotland and beyond, from foodies and arts and crafts enthusiasts to dog-lovers and families. Brigston & Co is one of a vast number of traders set to showcase their first-class produce at the Fair’s main arena with loads more at its dedicated Food & Drink tent.

Food demonstrations will also be delivered throughout the weekend by resident chef Rab Mcaleese and his team from local Dumfries hotel The Auldgirth Inn. Rab will lead demonstrations based around game produce, namely grouse, salmon and venison.
Budding bakers can also showcase their skills at the Bake Off home baking competition. Categories include a colourful rainbow themed cake contest for adults as well as a dog-themed buns competition for under-16s.

Anna Fergusson, Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate Manager, said, “We can’t wait to showcase an impressive selection of Scottish food suppliers alongside the vast array of quality traders at this year’s Fair.

“It’s fantastic to have an exclusive food offering for visitors and this year it’s our Gunn Dog from Brigston – a must-try for adventurous foodies. We really do have something for everyone at Galloway Country Fair as we aim to showcase the very best of country pursuits.”