- Telephone 01343 814310
- Opening times Mon–Fri 10am–6pm. Closed Sat/Sun (call ahead on Sat, possibly open).
- Website www.windsweptbrewing.co.uk
Alistair Read and Nigel Teddy started brewing in late 2012, and by the close of 2013 had won SIBA Gold awards for APA, their citrus-hopped IPA, and for dark ale Wolf. Both these are available all year round in bottle and cask, as is Windswept Blonde. Tornado, a single hop citrus IPA, is a bottle regular that is occasionally casked, and Weizen, a cloudy wheat beer, is occasionally available in cask. Their reputation has grown sufficiently that they sold out of Wolf of Glen Moray, a whisky-cask aged beer that took 10 months to make, in a week. They try to accommodate tours at the brewery, but you might need to wait until they’re done with the brewing first. Windswept (which was originally known as West Beach Brewery, until legal shenanigans forced a name change) beers might be a touch hazy as they don’t use isinglass finings to clear it, meaning it’s vegan-friendly (isinglass is made from fish swim bladders). They also don’t pasturise or add any ingredients besides hops, yeast, water and British grains.