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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Shakey’s Blog

Scotland’s only Beer Sommelier (he hates the term!) shares his personal view of the wonderful world of beer and brewing from his own wee window in the Caley.

“Nothing is so beautiful as Spring...” GM Hopkins (28 July 1844 – 8 June 1889)


As well as the optimism and renewal synonymous with this special Season, we drew inspiration for this zesty brew...

Out of Africa - a continental collaboration

Caledonian recently welcomed father and son, Keith and Shaun Standeaven from Standeaven Brewery, based just outside Durban in South Africa...

Sunshine on Leith

The Port of Leith on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth has played a prominent role in the...

Try, Then Be Converted!

So the 6 Nations is almost at a climax and what can I say about rugby? Well not a lot...

Should Auld Acquaintance be forgot and never spring to mind…

There are two things about this tune that comes to my mind. One, how universally that first line, and indeed...

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Welcome Spring pump clip

April Welcome Spring

ABV 3.7%

Golden Pale, spicy aroma, dark soft fruit then grapefruit zest

Latest beer talk

Andy Maddock appointed as new Managing Director

The Caledonian Brewing Company today confirms that Andy Maddock will join the business in March, taking up the role of Managing Director, following the departure of Stephen Crawley at the end of December 2013. Andy is currently Trade Marketing… read on

Caley brews legendary rugby figure’s fund-raising ale

Legendary Scottish rugby union commentator Bill McLaren will long be remembered for his outstanding contribution to the sport through his many years behind the microphone. Now rugby fans can raise a glass of Bill’s beer in celebration of the 90thread on

Pipe band double act drums-up donations for Royal Blind

Edinburgh’s Rose Street turned into a musical mayhem on 22nd August as two pipe bands teamed up to march through the infamous pub hub for charity. 

Adding to the renowned Fringe atmosphere, Edinburgh’s Caledonian Brewery Pipe Band joined forces… read on