The Cromarty Brewing Company
- Telephone 01381 600440
- Opening times Mon–Fri 10am–5pm; Sat 10am–3pm. Closed Sun
- Website www.cromartybrewing.co.uk
In December 2011, after Craig Middleton persuaded his folks Chap and Jenni to help put his brewing degree into practical use, the Cromarty Brewing Co stamped and sealed its first casks. Now his six beers include Happy Chappy pale ale, Brewed Awakening coffee-infused stout, the American-style extra hoppy Red Rocker, session beer Hit the Lip, extra pale ale Rogue Wave and 2012's well-received AKA IPA.
With a first-class degree in brewing from Heriot-Watt University (and plenty experience refining his process in student halls and shared flats) Craig Middleton followed up stints at Colorado’s famed Odells and the Cairngorm Brewery by combining forces with parents Chap and Jenni to launch the Cromarty Brewing Company in 2011. Their first beer, Happy Chappy, soon got them noticed and six others (including AKA IPA, which featured on many of 2012’s ‘best new beer’ lists) successfully established them as part of the new breed of exciting young Scottish brewers. Recent enhancements to their brewing capacity and a new on-site shop selling direct to the public means that their reputation is only likely to grow.
Reviews & features
The beer and whisky brewers and distillers of the North Highlands of Scotland2 Jul 2013
Cromarty Brewing and Wolfburn Whisky
With a first-class degree in brewing from Heriot-Watt University (and plenty experience refining his process in student halls and shared flats) Craig Middleton followed up stints at Colorado’s famed Odell Brewing Co and the Cairngorm Brewery by…