Since Weber first started making Kettle barbecues, there have been many iterations, and just as many unique colours to choose from over the decades. Some have stayed and become backyard favourites, some have come and gone, and some were only available for a very limited time.
Introduced in the United States back in 1960 as a special request, Weber produced the then Imperial Kettle, in a colour referred to as Glen Blue. This colour was inspired by the blue that featured on the kilts of Weber’s first rep group, the Meehan Brothers, in upstate New York. They were able to play bagpipes and they did demonstrations in small towns where they would organise small parades of scout troops. These parades would end at a hardware store where there was a Weber demo underway. As the story goes, they had an important specialty dealer who wanted a blue kettle, the colour of blue to match the plaid of the Meehans' kilts. The team decided that the colour looked so good that they added it to the Weber line up and called it Glen Blue.