12 Great Scottish Beers

Food & Drink, Scotland

Beer has been made in Scotland for around 5,000 years! Now it is sold world wide from Nairn to New York, Ballachulish to Bangkok.

Here are a list of some beers, ales and lagers to try:

          1. Deuchars IPA

Deuchars IPA

Deuchars IPA

Brewery: Caledonian Brewery
Taste: Citric zesty hops
Alcohol content: 3.8% ABV

          2. Caledonian 80/

Caledonian 80/

Caledonian 80/ Caledonian Brewery

Brewery: Caledonian Brewery
Taste: Smooth and creamy with malt and fruit notes
Alcohol content: 4.1% ABV

          3. Bitter & Twisted Golden Ale

Bitter & Twisted Golden Ale

Brewery: Harviestoun Brewery
Taste: Award winning blonde beer with hint of honey and grapefruit
Alcohol content: 3.8% ABV


4. Ossian Ale

Ossian Ale

Ossian Ale

Brewery: Inveralmond
Taste: Award winning fruity, hoppy, zesty and nutty tomes
Alcohol content: 4.1% ABV


5. Dark Island

Dark Island

Dark Island

Brewery: The Orkney Brewary
Taste: Award winning dark beer with chocolate, fig, toffee on the nose and smooth coffee and dried fruits to taste
Alcohol content: 4.6.% ABV


6. Cauld Reekie Stout

Cauld Reekie Stout

Cauld Reekie Stout

Brewery: Stewart Brewing
Taste: Rich dark stout with a hoppy and sweet
Alcohol content: 6.2% ABV


7. St Andrew’s Ale

St Andrew's Ale

St Andrew’s Ale

Brewery: Belhaven
Taste: Full bodied and spicy, with a malty sweetness and hop bitterness.
Alcohol content: 4.6% ABV


8. Punk IPA

Punk IPA

Punk IPA

Brewery: Brewdog
Taste: Caramel, tropical fruit with a spiky bitter finish
Alcohol content: 5.6% ABV


9. Toasted Oak IPA

Toasted Oak IPA

Toasted Oak IPA

Brewery: Innes & Gunn
Taste: Rounded yet refeshing with floral and zesty notes.
Alcohol content: 5.6% ABV


10. Organic Lager

Organic Lager

Organic Lager

Brewery: Broughton Ales
Taste: Crisp and clean with a malt and melon notes
Alcohol content: 5.0%


11. Pollinator Heather Honey Beer

Pollinator Heather Honey Beer

Pollinator Heather Honey Beer

Brewery: Black Isle Brewery
Taste: Light and honeyed (&10p from even bottles goes to The Bumble Bee Conservation Trust).
Alcohol content: 4.6% ABV


12. Arran Dark Premium Beer

Arran Dark Premium Beer

Arran Dark Premium Beer

Brewery: Arran Brewery
Taste: Award winning smooth dark brown beer with a earthy caramel taste.
Alcohol content: 4.6% ABV

We hope you enjoy trying them.  Read more  Food & Drink articles here.


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