Address : Glenfinnan Brewery Co Ltd, Sruth a Mhuilinn, Glenfinnan, PH37 4LT.
Telephone No : 07999 26 10 10
Web Site : www.GlenfinnanBrewery.co.uk
Visitors Centre : No - But tours may be available with prior notice
The Glenfinnan Brewery is a small independent 4-barrel, 2-fermenter microbrewery located in the North West Highland village of Glenfinnan, about 15 miles from Fort William. It has a maximum production capacity of 1200 litres / week. The company was set up in December 2005 by three local ex-teachers: DJ Robertson (Mathematician); Dave Leckie (I.T. specialist) and John Fish (Biologist). The equipment, supplied by the Lancashire based Porter Brewing Company, was installed in an outbuilding in Glenfinnan in September 2006 and brewing commenced.
The brewery was officially opened in May 2007 by local MP Mr Charles Kennedy.
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The Standard Ale 4.2% ABV
A mid brown, well hopped (bitter) ale brewed using a selection of North American aromatic hops and British Pale and Crystal malts to give it a distinctive "nose" and taste.
The name "The Standard Ale" commemorates Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) raising the Jacobite Standard at Glenfinnan on 19 August 1745.
Glenfinnan Gold 4.0% ABV
As the name suggests, a yellowish/gold ale brewed with summer in mind from a variety of malts and a blend of Cascade and First Gold hops to give a tangy refreshing bitterness.
The name "Gold Ale" reflects both its colour and the £4,000, (present value would be many millions of pounds !), of gold which went missing near Glenfinnan during the Jacobite rebellion of 1745 - 1746.
Glenfinnan Dark Ale 5.2% ABV
Brewed at the end of the year for a more malty and less bitter flavour - with winter in mind.
A'Chiad Fhear (The First One) 4.5% ABV
A big thank you to the brewery's own web site, www.GlenfinnanBrewery.co.uk for most of the information and images on this page.