Isle of Arran Brewery
Microbrewery producing eleven craft ales, with brewery tours, tastings and a gift shop on site.
Established in 1999, the award-winning Arran Brewery is set in the shadow of Brodick Castle. The premium ales are produced in a micro-brewery using traditional production methods. A compact visitors’ centre allows you to watch the process, with tasting included in the price of the tour. The beers are now widely distributed across Scotland but you can buy gift packs of the beer from the shop or website. On offer too are hampers including other Arran products. Arran Dark (4.3%) won World's Best Dark Brown at the World Beer Awards 2012. Other bottled beers include Arran Blonde (5%), Brewery Dug (5.5% IPA), Guid Ale (3.8%), Sunset (4.4%), Milestone (6%), Red Squirrel (3.9%) and the Amber Fireside. Managing Director Gerald Michaluk is a currently planning Scotland’s first sake distillery which will be sited in Ayrshire, providing another boost to the region’s profile.
- Provides: Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Open since: 2008
Reviews & features
Brewing in Ayrshire, then and now18 Mar 2015
A look at Ayrshire’s brewing history and the award-winning micro-breweries in operation today
At its peak, Ayrshire boasted six private breweries but almost all fell into decline by the mid twentieth century in the face of increased competition from larger operators. Renewed interest was sparked by the Lugton Brewery in the 1980s, located near…