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Christmas 2017 Newsletter

Tusker – sweet 16 and still going strong! This year’s card is dedicated to the brewery terrier Tusker, aka Colonel Custard, Coo Coo, or The Chairman of the Board. Many years ago, in the early days of the brewery, Tusker went every weekend to the Farmers Market in Edinburgh, including delivery trips around town, providing […]

How ‘Crafty’ are you?

The Age Old Debate – What is ‘Craft’? This is undoubtedly the most talked about subject in the beer world. I first got disgruntled with the word ‘craft’ when working for a very successful (and forward thinking) regional brewer. The context goes a little something like this…. I was doing a tasting evening for a new […]

Herbilicious Polytunnel

Sticking to our bee-friendly principles, our vegetables are organically and bio-dynamically grown by our crack team of horticulturists, which is led by Scotson Reeve. Here are just some of the things our polytunnel is teeming with at the moment:- Basil Parsley Courgette Rocket Lettuce ’           Runner beans, garlic, broad beans, onions, tomatoes and cucumbers will all be […]

Dogs on Tap

We sent in a photo of wee Angus with a bottle of Scotch Ale to the Dogs on Tap Instagram account. Now he is Instafamous! Dogs on Tap launched in 2014 by Bethany (a graduate of William Paterson University) and Carter (a Border Collie mix). Their aim is to provide entertainment and information to the dog owning, […]

What The Beer Giants Can Learn From Micro-Breweries

The news that Camra is canvassing its 177,000 members on which direction the pressure group should head in, now that it has achieved its original aim, is a huge sign of the times. Once upon a time, only six companies produced a massive 80 per cent of the UK’s beer – and that’s why Camra […]

Migrator IPA 7.9% – a word from our Head Brewer

In my interview, I asked if I could brew a seasonal and after much negotiation I was challenged with brewing a big bold IPA in the American style. I started a recipe formulation and calculation process, incidentally trying out some really good beer from British and American breweries, tracing the recipes and writing what I […]