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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January - February Double Dark

ABV 4.6%

Dark, dry and definitely delicious. This dark brew has deep roasted malt flavours with hints of caramel, liquorice and raisin spice. It has a toasty dryness and a subtle hop finish. Pinhead oats impart a delicate rich creaminess to balance the dry roasted barley.

Latest beer talk

Caledonian Brewery introduces limited editon ale: Winterbräu spiced ale

December’s guest ale is flavorsome festive treat.

Just in time for the arrival of Christmas in outlet, this month’s guest ale from Caledonian Brewery returns to a more traditional European winter style. The 4.3% Mahogany Ale is spicy yet sweet… read on

Best of beer writing honoured in Guild of Beer Writers awards

Belgium-based beer and food writer named Beer Writer of the Year 2015

Beer writer, blogger and photographer Breandán Kearney was named Beer Writer of the Year 2015 at the British Guild of Beer Writers’ annual awards ceremony, staged yesterday… read on

Caledonian Brewery brings heritage to life with new visual identity

Caledonian Brewery continues to build on its historic reputation for brewing quality beers with the introduction of new branding this month. The rebranding will see a fresh company logo and new look-and-feel across the brewery’s brand. The… read on