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six°north launch crowdfunding campaign to open Dundee bar

Multi award winning craft brewery six°north has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £40,000 to enable them to open a new bar on Union Street in Dundee city centre this December. six°north is led by founder and...
Chris Miller

Exporter in two-week mission to China to develop Scottish craft beer and spirits sales

One of Scotland’s leading exporter of craft beer and spirits has embarked on an ambitious two-week trade visit to China as it seeks to build on a series of export deals and further enhance the reputation...

Edinburgh Beer Factory releases £12 Paolozzi Vino

Edinburgh Beer Factory has introduced Paolozzi Vino at £12 a bottle. Vino is Paolozzi Lager which has been aged for 12 weeks in Burgundy white wine barrels and hand bottled into a 750ml sharing bottle, then...
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Video: OK, so helium beer – who has tried it?

This popped up on our Facebook page today although it does seem to be from about 4 years ago. Thanks to my Father-in-Law! Absolutely hilarious and if you know more about the beer please let us know!
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Thirst Craft rebuild a beacon of British brewing with their rebrand of Thornbridge

With the pace of change and the proliferation of competitors, craft brewery years can often feel like dog years, and at 13 years old Thornbridge Brewery was facing a midlife crisis. Having been one of...
James Watt and Martin Dickie

BrewDog closes investment round with over £26.2million invested by more than 50,000 beer fans

BrewDog has closed the world’s most successful equity crowdfunding raise, Equity for Punks V, having secured £26.2million worth on investment over the past 12 months. 50,000 people invested in this fifth crowdfunding drive, more than...
Chris Thewlis

Edinburgh social enterprise pub chain sold to well know operators

Edinburgh businessman Chris Thewlis has sold Beer for Good CIC to Swedish businessman Mike Christopherson and his wife Anna. The couple is well known in the capital’s hospitality industry, already owning six bars in the city...
James Watt and Martin Dickie

BrewDog unveils ambitious 12 month ‘Blueprint’

BrewDog has unveiled ‘The BrewDog Blueprint’; an ambitious business manifesto packed with more than 30 initiatives that will see it evolve its beers and business, as well as how it collaborates with and supports...

Brewery eyes overseas expansion as export sales grow

Bellfield, the Scottish gluten-free microbrewery, has secured a listing with a multiple retailer in Singapore.  The new listing will see the Scottish brewery’s beers on sale in 23 branches of NTUC FairPrice Finest supermarkets from...
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Bute Brew Co adopt circular economy to make beer from leftover bread

Bute Brew Co has put circular economy principles into practice with their ‘Thorough Bread’, which is made using leftover bread. The 5.1% alcohol craft beer is made from unsold loaves of bread donated from the local...

BrewDog surpasses £23m crowdfunding target

BrewDog has exceeded its Equity for Punks crowdfunding target by £13 million, as its latest drive draws to a close. Having raised over £23 million so far, this is BrewDog’s most successful crowdfunding round to...
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Innis & Gunn toasts 15 years with 22% rise turnover to £22.4m

Scottish craft brewer Innis & Gunn has launched a limited edition beer “15” to celebrate 15 years since its foundation and mark a transformational year according to Founder and Master Brewer Dougal Gunn Sharp. Accounts...

Nicholson’s partner with Scottish breweries for autumn beer showcase

Nicholson’s Pubs have launched of their third annual Autumn Beer Showcase, a month-long event championing all things beer. Running from 24th September to 4th November, it will allow hop heads and guests the chance to try some...

3rd annual Scottish beer awards winners announced

The winners of the 3rd annual Scottish Beer Awards have been revealed at the biggest ever celebration of Scottish brewing held in Edinburgh last night (Thursday 27th September 2018). Nearly 400 guests from across the UK...

Fierce Brewery makes beer for Lidl's Isle of Ale Festival

Lidl has teamed up with Aberdeen's Fierce Brewery to create a bespoke beer, to be sold exclusively in can format to Lidl customers during their next in-store Isle of Ale Festival promotion. The new beer,...
Craig Laurie of Lawman Brewery

Exporting deal brews up growth for Lanarkshire microbrewery

Clever use of social media has helped a Lanarkshire microbrewery secure its first export deal to supply Sweden’s state-run liquor stores. Lawman Brewery struck the deal with Lucky Ones Wine & Beer after contacting the...
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Chinese boost for Scottish brewers ahead of craft beer sales push in France and...

Scottish craft brewers are this month being showcased in the US and China as part of a co-ordinated campaign to boost exports beer and spirits. It comes as exporter JW Filshill International and the Clan...

Innis & Gunn opens new bar at Argyle St Arches, Glasgow

Scottish craft brewer Innis & Gunn has opened a new bar in Glasgow’s Argyle St Arches, extending the largest fourth arch as on onsite brewery and craft beer bar. The new bar will pour 14 draft...

New releases from six°north

six°north Newsletter has released a raft of new brews as drafts in their own bars in Aberdeen, Stonehaven (Marine Hotel), Glasgow & Edinburgh. They're also available at other selected bars and bottle shops. Here's a roundup below: VÉLO Pale Ale is a...
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Brewdog to open Perth pub

Brewdog has taken a 20-year lease on a popular cafe/bistro location in Perth for £20,000 per annum. Occupying a prominent corner position on George Street within the immediate vicinity of Perth Concert Hall, Perth Museum and...

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Loch Ness Spirits first UK company to win Gold for its Absinthe

The UK’s first company to win a medal at the Absinthiades Festival in Pontarlier in France is celebrating after clinching a Gold for its...
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six°north launch crowdfunding campaign to open Dundee bar

Multi award winning craft brewery six°north has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise £40,000 to enable them to open a new bar on Union Street in...
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Rugby legend, Gavin Hastings, kicks off ‘Magnum’ Christmas campaign

Scotch cream liqueur, Magnum, has added a kick to its six-week festive campaign by teaming up with Scottish rugby union legend, Gavin Hastings OBE. Magnum has...
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BrewDog Distilling appoints news Managing Director

BrewDog has appointed David Gates as Managing Director of BrewDog Distilling who brings 27 years of experience in the industry to the burgeoning team. The...
Chris Miller

Exporter in two-week mission to China to develop Scottish craft beer and spirits sales

One of Scotland’s leading exporter of craft beer and spirits has embarked on an ambitious two-week trade visit to China as it seeks to build on...
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New whisky box design and manufacturing facility opens in Stirling

Blue Box Design’s new state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facility has been officially opened by Karen Betts, Chief Executive of the Scottish Whisky Association. A specialist...