14th March 2021

New breweries added: Brown Street Brewing Company, Carnoustie. Dougie Brewing, Dumfries (contract brewed with Lowland, Lockerbie)

Proposed: Coast Brewery, Irvine awaiting planning permission

Updated: Origin Beer Co, Edinburgh (proposed) has rebranded as Moonwake Beer Company, and still hoping to launch in 2021.

5th January 2021

Happy New Year. Despite the restrictions of 2020, several new breweries have still opened up, or are planned. Hopefully the latest restrictions won’t affect too many breweries long-term.

New breweries added: North Sea Brewery, Rosyth; Copper Fox, Westhill, Aberdeen; Seven Kings Brewery (changed from proposed); Ardgour Ales, nr Fort William; Outlandish Brewing Company, Glenboig.

Proposed: Braemar Brewing Co., Braemar; Isle of Eigg Brewery; Microbrewery planning permission granted, Tongue; Olrig Brewery, Thurso – planning application. Origin Brewing, Leith – planning application granted. Inn House Brewery, Glasgow – planning application. Comrie Croft Hostel – planning application approved for microbrewery. Langbank – planning application approved for microbrewery.

Other: Bute Brew Co changed from closed to proposed (hoping to reopen in 2021). Portpatrick Brewery – awaiting planning permission for new location in Kirkcolm.

19 October 2020

New Breweries added: Tartan Shark, Edinburgh; Wild Barn, Corpach (formerly Ben Nevis Brewery); Isle Of Harris Brewery, Borrisdale; Atlas Brewery, Nairn (part of Orkney / Sinclair Breweries family).

Closed: Platform 22, Torphins; Kinneil Brew Hoose, Bo’ness; Laig Bay, Isle of Eigg; Old Worthy, Biggar; StoatCraft, Aberdeen;

Updated: Boden Brewery, Glasgow; Labrat, Stonehaven; Futtle Organic, St Monans – all changed from proposed to active

26th March 2020

In the midst of the coronavirus lockdown, many breweries have suspended production whilst others are providing takeaways or home deliveries. Hopefully most will reopen when the restrictions are lifted.

Some notable recent changes:

New breweries added: Ben Nevis Brewery, Fort William; Mains Brewing Company, Glasgow; Hidden Lane Brewery, Glasgow

Closed: Speyside Craft Brewery, Forres

3rd January 2020

Happy New Year. It’s been a while since I made updates, but there’s been loads of changes over the past few months. As always, if any published information is out of date or wrong, please let me know at updates@brewedinscotland.co.uk.

New breweries added: Dog Falls, Inverness; Two Towns Down, Dundee; Simple Things Fermentations, Muirend, Glasgow; Stenroth Brewing, Edinburgh; Aye Been Brewing, Eyemouth; Vault City, Dundee.

Proposed / Crowdfunding: Jump Ship Brewing, Edinburgh; Newbarns Brewery, Leith

Closed: Knops / Archerfield Brewery, Gullane; Beer Story, Insch; Campbell’s Brewery, Peebles; 7 Brewing, Durris; Bute Brewing Company, Rothesay; Lion’s Lair, Arbroath; Stow Brewery, Galashiels; Floodline Brewery and Lunacy Brewery, Glasgow;