The Best Breweries And Brewery Tours In Scotland
Our country is home to many a craft creator, giving you plenty of options when it comes to learning about the beer-making process. From innovative microbreweries to stunning taprooms, these places are producing some of the finest ciders, lagers and IPAs around. Fancy visiting a few? Explore our guide to the best breweries in Scotland that you can tour.
Please note that some tours are on hold, so make sure to check their websites for updates.
Looking for Scottish craft breweries? Found in Glasgow, WEST On The Green is a popular choice for lovers of all things hoppy. And if you want to see where the magic happens, book yourself on to one of the interactive tours. Not only will you learn how the beers are made, but you'll get to drink them too.
Found in Ellon, BrewDog DogTap is the brand's iconic HQ. You can enjoy a guided tour of the epic brewhouse, sampling four different tipples on your way. And when you're done? Head to one of the two bars to try 60 different beers and tuck into tasty nosh.
Sip on beer served right from the tank over at Stewart Brewing. The Loanhead boozer pours 18 regularly changing pints of the good stuff, offering both core and creative variations. Fancy making your own? Then nab yourself a spot at one of its 'brew it yourself' experiences.
Home to pints of the same name, Cold Town House in Edinburgh is a haven for sipping craft beer. Nip over to enjoy an exclusive tour of the microbrewery and learn how they make their drinks, as well as sample freshly poured booze and banging Neapolitan pizzas.
Drygate is a unique brewery in Scotland, having transformed a derelict Glaswegian box factory into a haven of delicious pints. Tours here combine insight into the process and the chance to get hands-on using the dedicated studio kit, with plenty of alfresco drinking opportunities afterwards.
The Edinburgh Beer Factory is a family-run Scottish brewery with a passion for lager and Eduardo Paolozzi, the 'godfather of Pop art' and inspiration for this joint's hoppy creations. Make your way over to sample a fabulous selection of daring drinks in cool surrounds.