The Scottish beers and brewers of the North East

Some insight into Aberdeenshire brewing success stories

Brewing in Aberdeenshire

Deeside Brewery
Since 2005, this Royal Deeside-based brewery has produced three key lines – Tailorcan milk stout, Laf Californian steam beer and their signature Macbeth golden ale.

Six North
This Belgian-style brewery is located in-house at Stonehaven’s Marine Hotel.

The more cultured elements of the 2012-opening Brewmeister’s range have been overshadowed somewhat by controversies over their Brewdog-style branding, and the true abv of their ‘world’s strongest’ beer Armageddon.

Burnside Brewery
Burnside Brewery blends a traditional attitude with a craftsman’s ability throughout their range of six core lines.

A brand which recognises the tastes of your average young barside beer drinker and blends it with a love of taste and process, Brewdog’s beers – and own-branded bars – are one of the UK’s most attention-grabbing craft beer success stories.


Unit 1, Kessock Workshops, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, AB43 8UE

Fraserburgh based self-proclaimed ‘bad boys of British brewing’ are currently taking the beer industry by storm. Producing beers with names like Trashy Blonde, Paradox and Chaos Theory, these are increasingly the sort of people associated with the new…

BrewDog Aberdeen

17 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1EB

The flagship venue of our BrewDog bars, we consider our Aberdeen residence to be the yardstick in UK craft beer bars.

Brewmeister Brewery

Westhall, Kincardine O Neil, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5AE

The brewmeisters are John McKenzie and Lewis Shand, who, inspired by Lewis’s grandfather, have been homebrewing since they were 16. Commercial brewing commenced in February 2012, and their first beers, Deeside Pale Ale, amber Lochnagar Spray and…

Deeside Brewery

The Steading, Lochton of Lees, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5QB

The Deeside Brewery relaunched under new ownership in 2012 after a bumpy year: originally founded in 2006 by Rob James, he was forced to close it in 2011 after struggling to secure necessary investment. In January 2012, an anonymous local businessman…

six°north Brewery

Cowgate, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, AB39 2JY

Robert Lindsay (known as BrewBob) has long had a name as a beer aficionado - the 170 bottles and beer-matched menu he offers in his Marine Hotel in Stonehaven are proof of this, and also demonstrate his particular interest in Belgian beers. Though born…


6 Littlejohn Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1FF

Just as sixºnorth was Scotland’s first Belgian beer brewery, so its eponymous bar is the first in Aberdeen dedicated to that country’s ales. Owner Robert Lindsay (or BrewBob, as he goes by) has stocked his bar with 300 bottled Belgian beers and a…


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