1) Kelburn Brewing Co.

HeraldScotland:

The Kelburn Brewing Company is a family run business based in Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, Scotland.   Formed by high school Maths teacher and real-ale enthusiast, Derek Moore, and his son, Ross, in October 2001, they commenced brewing in April 2002.

Over the last 14 years they’ve gone from strength to strength, doubling production and winning over 50 industry awards. Their biggest and best accolade being winner of the SILVER CHAMPION BEER OF BRITAIN last year (and GOLD in its category) for Jaguar (4.5%).

HeraldScotland:

Kelburn exists solely to produce quality ales. It is a Director’s pledge that this will not be compromised for any reason whatsoever. The beers are hand-crafted using traditional methods and quality ingredients – i.e whole hops and fresh yeast. The company produces both cask and bottled beer - with 8 permanent ales accompanied by varying seasonal and specials every month.

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2) Fallen Brewing

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Fallen Brewing Company lives in the old Kippen Railway Station surrounded by the stunning Gargunnock and Fintry Hills and The South West Highlands.

They brew modern interpretations of classic styles with an emphasis on bold flavours and new world hops.

HeraldScotland:

Nothing goes into brewing their beers except pure, soft Scottish mountain water, malts from Warminsters, Crisp, Weyermanns and Fawcetts, the best hops from around the world and their favourite yeast strains. Their keg and bottle products are vegetarian and vegan friendly.

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Living and working in the Scottish countryside makes them very aware of the importance of doing their bit for the environment. The brewery is run using electricity from 100% renewable sources (via Good Energy), waste malt goes for cattle feed and waste hops are composted for use in their garden.

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3) Barney’s Beer

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Barney’s Beer brews award winning craft beer from its home at the Summerhall Brewery; the longest established, non-continuously operating brewery in Edinburgh.

Originally established circa 1705, their best-selling beers are Volcano IPA & Red Rye which are permanently available at The Royal Dick bar at Summerhall which serves as the brewery tap.

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4) Allanwater Brewhouse

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At Allanwater Brewhouse, they pride themselves in offering a friendly and welcoming environment where you can soak up the authentic atmosphere while enjoying your brew. Knowledgeable staff are always on hand to guide you through your Brewhouse experience. Their staff members have two things in common, a passion for craft beer and ciders as well as the love of introducing people to the wonderful process of brewing with natural ingredients. Visitors will always be greeted with a smile, and are more than welcome to taste their selection on draft while deciding on a chosen tipple.

Where possible, at the Brewhouse, they offer a FAIRTRADE option in their portfolio of cask conditioned beers, house wines by the glass and hot drinks selection.

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5) De Brus Brewery

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Located in the centre of Dunfermline just along the road from the Alhambra Theatre, De Brus Brewery opened its doors in November 2013. The Bruery is the only bar in town which brews its own beer and cider. They have an enviable range of craft beers made on the premises as well as ciders and speciality ales.

Since creating the de Brus beers in 2011 they have seen the demand rise rapidly. In view of this they decided to create a home for the beers, somewhere suitable to serve them in their finest condition.

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6) Knops Beer Company

HeraldScotland:

Knops Beer Company was born out of a desire to explore the rich heritage and variety that beer has to offer and to brew beers that can appeal to all levels, from the experienced ale drinker to those who have never been lucky enough to discover the range and depth of this vibrant category.

Key to the concept is that the beers should have drinkability – the last impression should be even better than the first. Their modern interpretations of traditional beer styles are refreshing and flavourful, satisfying and more-ish but never fatiguing.

Their labels are inspired by vintage travel poster deigns to reflect a dense of discovery and exploration. Their beers have old or alternative names for styles of beer.

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