13th July 2023

New breweries added: Mah Hoos, Monifieth; Kerrs Farm Brewed Ales, Pathhead, Edinburgh; Uile-Bheist, Inverness; Closet Brewing Project, Edinburgh; Sinnister Brew, Dalkeith; Yikes Brew Co, Granton, Edinburgh.

Closed: Ferry Brewery, South Queensferry; Tryst Brewery, Larbert; Redcastle Brewery, Arbroath;

13th January 2023

A long overdue update! Lots of minor changes/edits to status. And probably a few missed as well!

New Breweries: Mosaik, Fintry; Tobeermory, Isle of Mull; Keller Taproom, Leith; No Limits Brewing, Dumbarton; Durty Brewing, Innerleithen, Wigtown Brewery, Wigtown, Isle of Gigha Brewery. Reopening: Loomshed, Isle of Harris; Speyside Brewery, Forres

Closed: Blunt Chisel; Aye Been; Caledonian; Coast Ales; Ride; Top Out; Old Inn, Gairloch; Eyeball, Strathaven Ales

Updated: Change of Address: Black Metal Brewery; Edinburgh Beer Factory; Two Downs Down; Boden; Status unknown: Stenroth; Seven Kings

13th June 2022

New breweries added: Wreck Creation, Scalloway; Mad Bush Beer, Aberdeen; Strangers Brewing Co, Linlithgow; Twisted Ankle, Aboyne.

Closed: Fallen Brewery, Kippen; Coul Brewing, Glenrothes; Blunt Chisel, Blairadam (mothballed); Strathbraan, Amulree; Loomshed, Isle of Harris

Updated: Alechemy – new address added. Portpatrick Brewery status changed to active.

25th January 2022

New breweries added: Munro Brewery, Kirriemuir; Spectra Brewing Company, Glasgow; Suspect Brewery, Leith; Newt Brew Co, Musselburgh; Otherworld Brewery, Eskbank; Walkie Talky, Leith; Jura Brewery, Isle of Jura; Ewe Brew, Poolewe; SaltRock Brewery, Dunfermline.

Closed: Hurly Burly, Musselburgh

Updated: Stow brewery changed from Closed to Active; C/O/A/S/T brewery rebranded as BRULO, Edinburgh

3rd September 2021

New breweries added: Arran Botanical Drinks, Cladach, Brodick, Isle of Arran; Borderlands Brewery, Langholm; Clinkstone Brewing Company, Insch; Epochal Barrel Fermented Ales, Glasgow; Half Garage Brewing, Newmachar; Wardhill Brewing, Inverurie.

Updated: Dargavel Brewery, Langbank now in production. Braemar Brewery now in production. Moonwake, Edinburgh now in production. Wild Barn, Fort William under new ownership.

Proposed: Microbrewery at the New Inn, Aberchirder

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.