Want to celebrate being a Scot, or Scottish culture? Into some literary libations to honor Robert Burns, the Scottish poet and lyricist who is widely-regarded as the national poet of Scotland?
Here’s the ticket you need this Thursday night.
Every January 25, Scotland and Scots around the world come together to celebrate the life and works of the beloved “Rabbie” Burns, considered to be a pioneer of the Romantic movement (and also the author of “Auld Lang Syne”).
Metro Detroit is no different, as Urbanrest Brewing and Ackroyd’s Scottish Bakery have partnered up for an event featuring Ackroyd’s Scottish Bakery home-made haggis, a savory blend of steel-cut oats, lamb rib meat, heart, liver, suet and seasoning, hand-stuffed in a natural, thick casing.
There also will be a vegetarian haggis, Scotch eggs, traditional neeps & tatties (turnips and mashed potatoes), sausage rolls, and British-style baked beans.
Urbanrest Brewing will have their ‘Not A Scotch Ale,’ a lighter-bodied and lower-ABV style of Scottish ale, as well as their craft brews. The Scottish favorite IRN-BRU, a carbonated orange-colored soda, will also be available for guests to enjoy.
There will also be Scottish dancing and bagpiping by Duncans Highland Supply along with a Burns Night toast and recitation.
If that’s not enough for you, Scottish-themed merchandise, food and gifts will be available for purchase, and guests are encouraged to wear their best tartan — including if you want to go full tilt with a kilt.
We have an interview with Joe Hakim of Ackroyd’s on our Daily Detroit News Byte podcast (iTunes/Apple Podcast free subscription link here). The player is embedded above.
The event is free and open to the public, with food and beverages for purchase.
The event is on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. The rntertainment begins at 7:00 PM.
Urbanrest Brewing Company is at 2615 Wolcott Street in Ferndale.