Also known as Smokehouse Robert Burns Scottish Export Ale (2003-)
Robert Burns (January 25, 1759 – July 21, 1796) is known as Scotland’s favorite son, the Ploughman Poet, the Bard of Ayrshire and simply as "Rabbie." Rabbie was a poet and a lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a ’light’ Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these pieces, his political or civil commentary is often at its most blunt.
He is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement and after his death became a great source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism.
As well as making original compositions, Burns also collected folk songs from across Scotland, often revising or adapting them. His poem (and song) Auld Lang Syne is often sung at Hogmanay (New Year), and Scots Wha Hae served for a long time as an unofficial national anthem of the country. Other poems and songs of Burns that remain well-known across the world today, include A Red, Red Rose, A Man’s A Man for A’ That, To a Louse, To a Mouse, The Battle of Sherramuir, and Ae Fond Kiss.
Every January, Barley’s Smokehouse & Brewpub hosts its Robert Burns Dinner and Robert Burns Scottish Export Ale Tapping to celebrate his birthday and ato toast to His Immortal Memory. The feast includes haggis, as well as bagpiping, single malt scotch drinking and recitals of many of his poems. This event is considered a high holiday at the ’House.
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