Caley boosts craft capability

Caledonian Brewers, the firm behind Deuchars IPA, has unveiled a new pilot brewery at its Slateford Road site in Edinburgh. The new brewery has a 400-litre capacity and will produce two or three brews a week. The development will, says Caledonian, allow it to grow its presence in modern craft brewing and provide a variety of new beers for its customers and consumers.

Caledonian Brewery July 15 new pilot brewery

The smaller brew runs will enable the pilot brewers to test and develop both new and existing recipes without the usual constraints of minimum brew length, with the most successful experimental brews being scaled up for wider production in the main Caledonian brewery.

The pilot brewery equipment can fill bottles of all sizes as well as cask and kegs, and Caledonian intends to bring its new products to both the on and off-trade across the UK.

The installation follows a 12-month renovation of Caledonian’s core range, including Deuchars IPA, Flying Scotsman and Edinburgh Castle.