Visiting Scottish Breweries
Harviestoun Brewery, Alva.
We don't claim to be that clever here at Harviestoun. We can't tell you how the cosmos was created; explain cold fusion or why people buy David Hasselhoff's records. But we are brilliant at taking the finest quality barley, water, hops and yeast to create delicious, aromatic, life-affirming beers. Home of award-winning beers such as Bitter & Twisted, Old Engine Oil and Schiehallion.
Broughton Ales, Broughton, Scottish Borders.
Broughton Ales is a small independant brewery situated in the beautiful countryside of the Scottish Borders.
Drawing on local history and legend, and using the finest malts and hops blended with pure Sottish water, Broughton Ales produce an extensive range of beer, stout and lager available in bottle, cask (permanent and seasonal), keg and gift packs.
View our extensive range.
Arran Brewery, Isle of Arran
Our beers are natural, reflecting the unique ambience of the island itself... a haven where nature still holds sway, where traditional values are still nurtured. Arran Premium ales are pure - free of artificial additives and preservatives. Arran Premium ales are produced with care and pride... naturally. Isle of Arran Dark ale offers a smooth drink of weight and substance. The Arran Blonde is a pale golden beer, clear and zesty, while Arran Ale combines a clean freshness with a significant presence.
Set in the shadow of Arran's imposing Brodick Castle, with panoramic views of Brodick Bay and Goatfell Mountain, our new, high-tech micro-brewery blends naturally with its stunning surroundings. Built to the highest standards to ensure that quality and consistency are maintained, our new brewery combines the art of traditional brewing with a natural blend of the island's unique water and the finest ingredients. The result is a range of ales which, like Arran itself, offers something very special.
Arran is only about 2 hours away from Glasgow with a 40 minute drive followed by a 50 minute ferry crossing from Ardrossan to Brodick.
Cairngorm Brewery, Aviemore
Based in Aviemore in the shadow of the Cairngorms, the brewery has achieved considerable success over the last few years winning the Champion Beer of Scotland in 2004 & 2005; and the Champion Speciality Beer of Britain in 2004, 2005 & 2006.
The brewery has a permanent portfolio of seven beers that are available year round and these cover the basic beer spectrum. In addition the brewery has a range of seasonal beers (available for limited periods) that fill other key areas of the beer scene.
The brewery shop is open Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm. The brewery now bottles 8 beers and these can be purchased either in gift packs of 4 bottles or a mixed case of 12 bottles. Other associated merchandise is also available. Tours of the brewery are available but booking is advised.
The brewery is located at the northern end of the village in the Dalfaber Estate. VisitScotland attraction signs indicate the way.
The brewery's website www.cairngormbrewery.com provides a wealth of information. A listing of all our beers with tasting notes is available together with a list of awards that the brewery has received. There is also a map giving clear directions on how to find us, and a simple guide to the art of brewing beer.
Bridge of Allan Brewery, Bridge of Allan
The Bridge of Allan Brewery and Visitor Centre offers the public a chance to see behind the scenes of a working micro-brewery, meet the brewer and discover the ingredients and craftsmanship that go into making perfect real ale. Entry is free and, after looking round the brewhouse, visitors can sample a range of the finished beers.
Orkney Brewery, Stromness, Orkney
The Houston Brewing Company in Renfrewshire is at the vanguard of the revolution in Scottish Brewing. Carl Wengel and his wife Caroline established the Brewery in 1997, and have carved out a reputation for producing world class award-winning traditional ales. The Brewery was built in a disused cellar in the Fox & Hounds and Carl, along with brewer Ian Tweedie produce a wonderful balanced selection of cask conditioned ales, along with a monthly special and a fantastic bottled ale - Houston Crystal.
Sulwath Brewers, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire
Come and meet the brewer, learn the secrets of preparing traditionally crafted ales, and see for yourself the care and skill that goes into making a fine hand brewed Scottish pint using 100% natural ingredients.
At Sulwath Brewers, we give you the chance to see, and to taste, the craft of brewing in action, at our visitor area.
Entry to the micro brewery and reception area includes the tasting of our best selling cask ales such as Criffel and Knockendoch, and the brewery's own range of seasonal and speciality beers. Once you have decided on your favourites you can purchase Sulwath ales from the Visitor centre at a special price.
The Kelburn Brewing Company is a family run business based in Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, Scotland. It is run by Derek Moore, his son Ross and daughter Karenhe company was formed in October 2001 and commenced brewing in April 2002.
A Cask conditioned Ale brewery in Kinlochleven, Scotland, supplying an exciting range of distinctive and refreshing beers.
From Easter to the end of September, we conduct a free brewery tour every evening except Sundays at 5.30pm. Please give us a call on 01855 831111 to reserve your place, or just turn up and try your luck!
The Fyne Ales brewery was set up in 2001 using the redundant milking parlour in the traditional farm buildings at Achadunan, Cairndow.
The first commercial brew was on St. Andrews day that year. The design for the brewery and the impact which the brewing makes on the locality are arranged to have as little environmental impact as possible.
Water is sourced from a burn above the brewery overlooking Glen Fyne and the head of Loch Fyne
The Hebridean Brewery is the only brewery and legal alcohol producer in the Outer Hebrides offering locally produced cask conditioned real ales
Look out for its award-winning beers; Clansman, Islander and Celtic Black in Scottish real ale pubs.
Every brewery will have stories you say. Well how about this then The only other place you'll find the same chute of our steels masher (which, incidentally, we use everyday) is in Burton on Trent - in the Bass Brewing Museum.
And speaking of a museum, that's essentially what we are - a living, working, thriving museum. A team of highly skilled brewers and motivated individuals all passionately dedicated to continuing the tradition of brewing ale in a Victorian Brew house which remains relatively unchanged since it's opening in 1869.
It's hard not to champion The Caley - the local name. Surviving two raging fires is no small achievement.
And what about the copper that switched itself on in the middle of the night and blew the roof right off Well, it only took us a week to get some tarpaulin up, some umbrellas open and we went right on brewing.
Home to the famous Deuchars IPA!
The Belhaven Brewery Tour offers an excellent opportunity to visit a working brewery which is steeped in history. Visitors can experience a sense of history as well as an understanding of how fine beers are brewed and packaged. The fully guided tour ends up with a sampling session in our own in-house bar, The Monks Retreat. The Brewery is a busy working environment therefore tours are restricted to 12 people at any one time. Flat closed-toe shoes are imperative for the tour ' protective safety clothing may need to be worn and will be provided. The tour lasts approximately 2 hours.
Traquair House brewery founded in 1965 by Peter Maxwell Stuart, 20th Laird of Traquair. Since his death in 1990 the brewery has been managed by his daughter Catherine Maxwell Stuart. In 1997, the brewery was formed into a limited company.
Plan your visit to Traquair for a memorable day in the beautiful Scottish Borders. Traquair welcomes visitors on a daily basis from Easter to the end of November. There is no need to buy a ticket in advance unless you are attending a special event. We have extensive parking and dogs are welcome if kept on a lead.
We would recommend you allow at least an hour to go round the house and as much time as you wish to spend in the grounds. We think two hours is a minimum! We have tried to make finding us as easy as possible. We would ask that groups of 20 or more book in advance . Group visits may also want to take advantage of the special packages we have on offer.