One ale of a name
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WINNER: Iain collects his prize from Fiona at the brewery
THE winner of the Reporter's competition to name a new tipple was handed a special prize last week.
Dumbarton man Iain Black came up with the winning title 'The Ale of Leven' in a contest run with the Loch Lomond Brewery.
As part of the contest, we asked readers to send us their suggestions of what to call one of their new ales.
On Friday, he was given a tour of the micro brewery - based in the Lomond Industrial Estate - and was handed a framed poster of the beer's label and a selection of the booze which is made on site.
Iain also made the headlines in 2007 as the hero train driver on board the Virgin pendollino train which crashed on the outskirts of Cumbria.
Brave Iain stayed at the controls as the train de-railed and was credited with saving many lives.
Since opening the brewery last year, its owners Fiona and Euan MacEachern, have strived to produce the best quality beers around and have also incorporated the area's rich history within their unique products.
Loch Lomond Brewery currently produces five beers - The Ale of Leven, Bonnie N' Bitter, The West Highland Way, Kessog Dark Ale and Bonnie N' Blonde.
This article appeared in Dumbarton & Vale of Leven Reporter 10 Jan 12
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