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Top 5: Scottish Breweries

by Benjamin Kerns

Jan 16, 2020

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Destinations / Europe

Scotland is overflowing with incredible breweries to explore. Whether you’re a fan of pilsner or pale ale, you’ll find something to satisfy your taste.

 

Stewart Brewing

Stewart Brewing was the winner of the 2019 Scottish Craft Beer Awards and rightfully so. It attained a legendary status among cask ale enthusiasts, but also rakes in the awards for the incredible Hop Series.

 

Tempest Brewing Co. 

Tempest Brewing Co. is a former winner of the same award, and home to the famous Long White Cloud. The brewery’s flagship pale ale uses a blend of Kiwi hop varieties paired with Golden Promise barley for a unique flavored unrivaled in Scotland.

 

Fyne Ales

Fyne Ales has pumped out delicious brews since 2001. They were one of the first in the country to use Citra hop and the Jarl blonde ale earned numerous awards over the years. They’re located on a farm, open for tours around the year.

 

Edinburgh Beer Factory

Edinburgh Beer Factory takes its inspiration from Eduardo Paolozzi, the Godfather of Pop Art. You can see that inspiration in the eclectic designs and flavors of the lagers, The large facility offers tours to the public where you can sample unfiltered brew.

 

Brewdog

Brewdog was the world’s first crowd-funded brewery, and it did not disappoint. The award-winning selection of IPAs, stouts, lagers and ciders has made them popular around the United Kingdom. They even opened up bars around the country, and offer tours at the state-of-the-art eco brewery in Ellon.

 

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