Not open to the public.
After starting life as a one-barrel operation in the family garage, then moving to a five-barrel plant in 2010, Madcap are back in the garage – voluntarily – so they can concentrate on the experimental beers that were the reason they went into brewing. The father-and-son part-time brewing team have turned their backs on the intricacies of wholesalers and empty cask-chasing to brew limited edition runs of no more than 200 bottles. They're also making a statement in their packaging choice: 75cl champagne 'bomber' bottles with wired down corks, in revamped black and neon branding. The beers are similarly distinctive: fruit beers, wood-aged beers, seasonal beers, 'historic' beer and some that are a bit more extreme - high in alcohol content, or with radical ingredients like coconut or liquorice. The intention is for each to appear at least once every two years, with a schedule on the website to allow pre-ordering. In the meantime, they've withdrawn from pub sales but their bottles can be bought at the Beerhive in Edinburgh.
- Open since: 2010