Beer winner

IT is fair to say Tennent’s Lager emerged better than BrewDog following a recent social media spat between the pair. The row saw the Glasgow brand deliver a withering response to a less than complimentary tweet from the craft brewer about its product. The BrewDog tweet has since been deleted.

Stephen Glancey, boss of Tennent’s owner C&C said: “It does show you the power of the Tennent’s brand [and] shows you we are no too bad at our social media either. It is a double-edged sword, social media, it can either be very good for you [or] very bad for you.

“Good luck to them, I’m not going to make any observation about BrewDog, but attacking a domestic player in your home market is not smart.” Mr Glancey added that, with C&C now in charge of BrewDog’s main route to market in the UK via Matthew Clark, “all of a sudden maybe their commercial interests prevailed, because they deleted their tweet”. Ouch.

Flying again

NEIL Lennon re-enacted the aeroplane celebration he deployed to savour Hibs’ dramatic equaliser against Rangers on Sunday in a famous Edinburgh pub, video footage posted on youtube confirms.

And the repeat performance proved to be a useful bit of brand exposure for Dublin-based C&C Group, owner of one of Scotland’s biggest drinks brands.

Chief executive Stephen Glancey said: “When Neil Lennon was filmed in The Three Sisters running around doing his pitch invasion, he’s holding a pint of Tennent’s Lager!”

Kiwi ned

COMBINING the words wine and ned produces a very different result in New Zealand than it does in the west of Scotland.

The Bottom Line was queuing in its local food and drink emporium when it stumbled across a rather attractive wine bearing brand name The Ned.

On further research, we discovered The Ned belongs to a range of Kiwi wines made by Marisco Vineyards in the famed Marlborough region.