Visiting Breweries is the best way to let Scottish Ale take all your senses on an invigorating journey of discovery.
Rise of the Mircro-breweries
Scots are passionate people. Passionate about their beautiful country, their excellent malt whisky, their home-brewed real ale. They also like to back the underdog (they're used to it after years of supporting the national football team)!
That's perhaps why, when large corporate breweries during the 1960s began to mass-produce beer and demand their tied-in pubs to sell it thus threatening the survival of real ale, the ordinary man in the street hit back. CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) was formed and micro-breweries began to spring up all over Scotland producing local beers. They have proved so popular that now the pub chains are even beginning to sell them, along with smaller, traditional bars renowned for their real ale selections.
The great news therefore is that these breweries can often be visited in weird and wonderful places such as the Outer Hebrides, the Isle of Arran, the Black Isle and the historic Traquair House near Peebles.
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Breweries can often be visited in wild and wonderful places such as the Outer Hebrides, the Isle of Arran, the Black Isle and the historic Traquair House near Peebles. And, if you cannot visit the brewery, you can always order online or sample in a pub!