We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

OK, how about local beers?

Which Aberdeen hotels are on sale?
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
See hotels
Sydney Australia
Level Contributor
8,047 posts
94 reviews
Save Topic
OK, how about local beers?

Hi

I've really enjoyed the thread about local foods, now I've got a question about beer.

My GG Grandmother, Mary Dey, who seems to have come from a long line of folk from Newhills, was working as a bottle washer in a brewery and living in Upper Denburn when she married my GG Grandfather back in 1882. Hubby always tries to drink a brew from close by where we are visiting when we travel but it will give us extra satisfaction if there's one he can sample that's managed to survive a long time... so long as it's drinkable. (haha I guess it must be if it's still around eh!)

Any suggestions?

Trondheim, Norway
Destination Expert
for Trondheim
Level Contributor
4,337 posts
26 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: OK, how about local beers?

For a very long time most of Scottish brewing took in and aroung Glasgow/Edinburgh. The most local beer for Abereen was for years from Cairngorm Brewery (http://www.cairngormbrewery.com/) in Aviemore, who started in 1993.

Now there are a handful closer to Abereen with Brewdog (http://www.brewdog.com) being the biggest and most wellknown. They have their own bar in Aberdeen and the beers are brewed in Ellon, just a few miles north of Aberdeen

Other breweries in the area are:

* Windswept (http://www.windsweptbrewing.co.uk/), Lossiemouth

* Deeside (http://www.deesidebrewery.co.uk/), Banchory

* Brewmeister (http://www.brewmeister.co.uk), Keith

* Burnside (http://www.burnsidebrewery.co.uk/), Laurencekirk

* Speyside Craft Brewery (http://www.speysidecraftbrewery.com/), Forres

Edinburgh...
Level Contributor
5,099 posts
87 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: OK, how about local beers?

In the last few years, craft brewing has really taken off. Brewdog is a case in point: a small company (which has grown in size) with attitude! Their beers are available lots of places.

http://microbreweriesguide.com/

http://www.camra.org.uk/

scottishbrewing.com/breweries/aberdeenandnor…

Not sure about old labels: most got swept aside by the big brewers a generation or more ago.

Sydney Australia
Level Contributor
8,047 posts
94 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: OK, how about local beers?

Thanks for this, I'll enjoy following your leads and learning about the local industry, that one from Ellon will be a priority since I have another forebear connection there, but hopefully hubby can try a few of those suggested over our time in the area. The rise in craft brewing is a wonderful thing. :-)

Aberdeen, Scotland
Destination Expert
for Aberdeen
Level Contributor
5,681 posts
37 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: OK, how about local beers?

Brewdog actually hails from Fraserburgh, but a very stupid local council put too many barriers in the way of them growing their business in the town, so only last week they announced they will be moving all their business interests to one site in Ellon.

Be sure to visit their bar in Aberdeen, they have a great range to taste!

Sydney Australia
Level Contributor
8,047 posts
94 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: OK, how about local beers?

Thanks again Heidotheroad, I have googled up the location of the Brewdog bar and will add it to our Aberdeen notes. :-)

Edinburgh, United...
Level Contributor
21,424 posts
1 review
Save Reply
6. Re: OK, how about local beers?

I have been in the Brewdog bar in Aberdeen(much better than the Edinburgh one) I actually introduced my nephew who is studying in Aberdeen to the Brewdog beers.

Some are pretty good but some are so hoppy that you won't taste anything else for about 3 days afterwards.

Aberdeen, Scotland
Destination Expert
for Aberdeen
Level Contributor
5,681 posts
37 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: OK, how about local beers?

Unclegus, you introduced a student to beer.......!!;)

Edinburgh, United...
Level Contributor
21,424 posts
1 review
Save Reply
8. Re: OK, how about local beers?

well just the one.

Liverpool, United...
Destination Expert
for Liverpool
Level Contributor
14,181 posts
74 reviews
Save Reply
9. Re: OK, how about local beers?

I've just had a Cairngorm Brewery (mentioned above) Red Eye IPA in a Lloyds (Wetherspoons) bar in Liverpool.

Very tasty it was and only cost me £1.29 for a pint. (And that wasn't even with a CAMRA card discount!)

Edinburgh, United...
Level Contributor
21,424 posts
1 review
Save Reply
10. Re: OK, how about local beers?

I was in the Wetherspooons in Musselburgh on Saturday,they have a bit of a beer festival on at the moment got totally ratarsed can't remember what I was drinking but there was several pints of a greene king double hop monster IPA 7.2% at £1.99 a pint,real bargain.

Edited: 2:47 pm, April 08, 2014
Get answers to your questions about Aberdeen