Our beers

At Caledonian we apply over 140 years of brewing knowledge to create beers perfect for today’s tastes.
Most beer lovers know us for that revolution in a glass, Deuchars IPA. It was the first of its kind, a modern interpretation on the old India Pale Ale, much copied but never bettered.

Handmade craft beers

Our permanent collection of cask ales also comprises the award winning Flying Scotsman, the deliciously refreshing Golden XPA and Scottish classic Caledonian 80/-.

Beer is not the only thing brewing at the Caley, our wonderful Victorian brewery. New ideas are always bubbling away within our Slateford Road home too.

These award-winning beers have been selected from the scores of distinctive beers created at the Caley.

The brewers have certainly been busy, we estimate that 150 unique beers have been brewed in the last 20 years

We are passionate about – some might say obsessed with – beer. We are continuously dreaming up recipes for new brews and testing out innovative ingredients. Every month we create a bespoke beer, like our suitably festive Fringe Benefit ‘Mellow Drama’ Scotch Ale in August. And every day we test and fine tune the brew to ensure it is as close to perfection as is humanly possible.

All Year in Demand

Deuchars IPA label

Deuchars IPA

ABV 3.8%

Distinctive and long on refreshment. Solid gold in colour, remarkably aromatic, hints of fresh citrus, distinctive light malt and fresh floral flavours, refreshing zesty citric hop, for a mouth-watering finish.
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Flying Scotsman

ABV 4%

1st Class Refreshment. A sophisticated full-flavoured premium bitter combining the best barley from the north & robust southern hops. Profoundly malty in aroma but balanced with hints of raisins, spice and toasty dryness.
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Edinburgh Castle

ABV 4.1%

We’re delighted to have signed an agreement with Historic Scotland to use the world-famous landmark and the name ‘Edinburgh Castle’ for our 80 Shilling Ale, which reflects the pride we have in our Edinburgh roots. Brewed with no less than five malts this russet brown classic has a malty caramel and fruity aroma accompanied by a superb creamy head. Full bodied and with complex bittersweet and satisfying malt flavours it has a soft hoppy finish that is dry and spicy.
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Three Hop Lager

ABV 4.5%

A rich, solid gold beer, with spicy herbal aromas and flavours; crisp and refreshing with a lingering lemon finish. Our Three Hop Lager has been brewed in Edinburgh using our own unique recipe. The result is a lager that combines three of Europe’s finest hops to deliver a crisp and characterful beer.
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Bottles & Cans

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Deuchars IPA

ABV 4.4%

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Scottish Beer Shop LogoDistinctive golden beer which is long on refreshment, with a citric zesty hop aroma and crisp bitterness. A fabulous beer with enormous drinkability. Deuchars is available in 500ml bottles and four-packs of 500ml cans. You can pop out and buy some, click here for stockists.
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Flying Scotsman

ABV 4.0%

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Scottish Beer Shop LogoSophisticated full flavoured combining the best barley from the north and robust southern hops. Profoundly malty in aroma but balanced with hints of raisins, spice and toasty dryness.1st Class Refreshment with a touch of sophistication. Flying Scotsman is available to buy in 500ml bottles. You can pop out and buy some, click here for stockists.
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Bill’s Beer

ABV 4.6%

Bill's Beer is brewed to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Bill McLaren, 'the voice of rugby'. Classic style with a cunning balance of malt & hop characters and a local twist. For more information see www.billmclarenfoundation.co.uk. Bill's Beer is available in 500ml bottles
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