The number of craft breweries in Scotland has risen significantly in the last few years. There were over 90 craft breweries in Scotland at the end of 2015 and figures are still rising. Craft beers have become commonplace in pubs and bars across the country, as a more popular alternative to mainstream lagers and ales. Following more well-known craft breweries like Brewdog and Innis and Gunn, a number of smaller breweries have sprung up, developing beers which showcase regional produce. And craft beer events are popping up all over the country, like the Edinburgh Craft Beer Revolution in November 2016, so the market is showing no sign of slowing down.
As a result, initiatives like the Craft Beer Clan have been set up not only to help Scottish craft brewers to get their products into mainstream pubs and shops in Scotland, but to also showcase them across the globe. With over 30 craft breweries already joined up to the initiative, the Craft Beer Clan will tap into markets where Scottish alcohol has already been successful internationally, in keeping with their ethos of “local going international”.
What’s your favourite craft beer or gin?
Watch out for tastings that we will be doing in our office and asking some clients to do on our behalf!