We have a growing range of bottle conditioned real ales with the emphasis on balance, subtlety and flavour. All are made using local East Lothian base malts and are unfiltered and unpasteurised so as to retain all the complexity and flavour you would expect from a real ale.
A lightly hopped and delectably smooth ale, Gnat’s Hop is brewed with a blend of Pale and Vienna malts topped off with a smattering of whole flower aromatic hops – so bright and refreshing as to put an extra zing in your step!
India Pale Ale
Hare of the Dog is an American style IPA with typical bitterness and a zesty, aromatic finish. Light amber in colour, bold and flavourful in character, we hope you enjoy the ale that has inspired the Hurly Burly adventure.
Giddy Goat is a refreshing wheat saison ale with hints of citrus and spice characteristic of the French saison yeast. These subtle flavours combined with the warm wheat malt and specially selected hops give a deliciously clean and summery beer.
Black India Pale Ale – a contradiction in terms perhaps but this deep, velvety dark beer provides sumptuous chocolate and coffee hints balanced against an elegant IPA hoppiness – ideal for a drink at the end of a hard day’s work.
HI & RYE
Red Rye Ale
Hi & Rye is a limited edition, dry hopped Rye Ale. Brewed using a rich blend of barley, rye and oats this ale has a gorgeous dark red hue and a slightly peppery taste contrasting with citrus and fruit notes from the late addition and dry hops.
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Double Dry Hopped IPA
SURVIVALE #2 is a limited edition double dry hopped IPA. Made for lovers of hop forward ales, this IPA is brewed with more than double our usual dry hop bill. Bursting with citrus, grapefruit and pine aromas, an initial characteristic high bitterness quickly mellows into a smooth, balanced hoppy treat.
Not Currently Available
Lime Sour Ale
Blimey is a gentle sour ale with lime and coriander aromas and slight salty tartness making a light, thirst quenching special that is ideal paired with spicy food. This is a Limited Edition so grab it while you can!
SLOW BEER, SLOW BREWED
Our beers are craft brewed and bottle conditioned in a traditional style using the best, freshest and where possible local ingredients. This all takes time but we think the results are worth it. We like to call ours – “slow beer”: carefully considered, brewed, conditioned and bottled for your enjoyment.
ALWAYS FRESH, LOCAL WHERE POSSIBLE
It is important to us that we are able to source our main ingredients locally. Our base malts are all produced within 12 miles of the brewery by our friends at Mungoswells in East Lothian. It is very re-assuring knowing where our malt is grown and the passion and attention to detail that goes into its production.
BALANCE AND SUBTLETY
Our beer is always brewed with flavour as the first priority. All our beers are unfined and vegan friendly. They are conditioned to allow the yeast to work its magic. This adds complexity and depth of flavour as well as natural carbonation. Best practice is to pour gently into a glass when serving.
We are always trying to lower our energy requirement, waste and impact on the environment. The brewery has no heating, our spent grains go to local farmers and our pallets are shared with our grain supplier. Sadly the gorgeous bike above was not for sale and can’t be used for delivering casks anytime soon!