Brewed in Edinburgh Caledonian Brewery has been part of Edinburgh's life for a long time. Well over 140 years, in fact. Time enough for both of us to develop an appreciation of each other's special character.

Our values are based on Edinburgh’s strong character, the inventiveness, judgement and artistry of our brewers, and the pure quality of our beers. In time-honoured fashion we continue to use natural whole leaf hops and use open-fired brewing coppers, which are the last remaining of their kind in the UK.

As the city’s only original brewery, we honour the past, relish the future and celebrate the present, sponsoring the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Caledonian Pipe Band. As the author Ian Rankin and his Inspector Rebus both appreciate, Caledonian beer is a brand in tune with Edinburgh culture.

“I’ve tasted a multitude of beers and lagers in over a dozen countries but nothing quite matches Deuchars. When I’m away on tour with my books it’s one of the things I miss the most.”

Ian Rankin, author

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Beer of the month

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November Dark Crystal

ABV 4.2%

Treasure this ruby ale, brewed with precious Dark Crystal Malt. Dark ruby beer, gentle hop, bittersweet burnt toffee & caramel flavours, roast edge ending.

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Caledonian Brewery gets crafty with new pilot brewery

Caledonian Brewery has unveiled the latest addition to its Edinburgh site, a state-of-the-art pilot brewery to further drive beer innovation at the iconic brewery. The pioneering pilot brewery, which was commissioned on the 1st June, has a 400L… read on

Caledonian celebrates “Social” Cask Ale Week success

The Caledonian Brewery in Edinburgh has declared Cask Ale Week a success following its social media-led tutored tasting night which attracted a record audience to the Brewery.

More than 150 drinkers, who like Caledonian Beer and its award-winning… read on

Sporting heroes help brew up Commonwealth Gold

Scottish Sporting legends Gavin and Scott Hastings “hopped” in to the

award winning Caledonian Brewery in Edinburgh this week to add their own inspirational touch during the brewing of Commonwealth Gold, the special limited edition ale that… read on