Ayr Brewing Company
A five-barrel micro-brewery producing between 20 and 40 casks a week, they focused mostly on session beers until the May 2012 launch of Dr Hornbrook, a 7.2% blonde imperial stout released in 750ml swingtop bottles as well as cask. Supplying pubs across the south of Scotland and down into the north of England, their full range is made up of six regular ales - Leezie Lundie Pale Ale; Jolly Beggars Best Bitter; Rabbie's Porter; Clachan Yill Ruby Ale; Dr Hornbook and Towzie Tyke, all except Clachan Yill released in bottle as well as cask, and two cask-only seasonals: Scaur O'Doon Summer Ale and Clootie Bree Winter Ale. You might come across their beers in pubs throughout Ayrshire, Glasgow, Edinburgh, South West Scotland and the North of England.
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…