The Orkney Brewery

The Orkney Brewery
Quoyloo, Stromness, Orkney Islands, KW16 3LT
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Housed in a former schoolhouse in Orkney’s west mainland, the Orkney Brewery has settled into its existence as a Sinclair Brewery after being bought from Highlands and Island Breweries in 2006. Originally founded by Roger White in 1988, many of its beers are household names, including Skull Splitter, Dark Island and Dragonhead Stout, and they also produce a number of speciality and seasonal brews. The six regulars are available by cask or bottle, and now-closed sister brewery Atlas is represented in the Atlas range: Nimbus, Latitude and Three Sisters. Production has doubled after a redevelopment that began in 2009, which includes a popular visitor centre, awarded five stars by VisitScotland, guided tours, a cafe, gift shop and events venue.

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Cask and bottled ales. Range includes: Orkney Dark Island, Red MacGregor, Raven Ale, Skull Splitter, Dragonhead Stout, Northern Light, Plus a limited edition premium whisky ale – Dark Island Reserve and seasonal cask ales

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