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Many thanks to the following businesses who are supporting The Scottish Beer Awards.



If you would like to sponsor the Scottish Beer Awards and take part in our annual celebration, please contact pippa@kdmedia.co.uk






Aldi’s stores in Scotland stock some of the finest and best value locally sourced food and drink. Since 2012, Aldi has been running in-store Scottish Beer Festivals to showcase the finest up and coming beers from breweries across Scotland.

Aldi’s Scottish sourcing commitment means that picking up a bargain and supporting local producers is easier than ever. From fresh dairy produce, drinks and baked goods, to meat, fruit and vegetables, Aldi is proud to stock more than 300 Scottish products, work with over 60 independent food and drink businesses and boast a product range which is at least 30% Scottish.






Anderson Strathern are delighted to once again to be sponsoring the Master Brewer of the Year Award.

This prestigious award recognises the best in Scottish Brewing and dedication to the craft of brewing with quality and individuality. At Anderson Strathern, our expert Food & Drink Team also know about dedication to quality and the importance of individuality, helping craft brewers of all sizes realise their ambitions and providing guidance on business requirements “For where you want to be”.






As Scotland’s oldest maltster and a heritage dating back to 1823, we can draw on a rich tapestry of care taken at every stage of our craft to produce the highest quality malt. As we look forward, we continue to support those who grow for us, and to ensure our place as the preferred partner to brewers and distillers who desire the finest quality UK malt. Brewers Select represents our continued commitment to the industry as a one stop shop for craft brewing and distilling ingredients.







Brewgooder is on a mission to bring 1,000,000 people clean drinking water through the power of craft beer. Founded by 1,000 drinkers on World Water Day 2016 Brewgooder ha brought almost 40,000 people clean drinking water with their flagship style Clean Water Lager. Brewed with Saaz and Sorachi Ace hops for utlimate refreshment, no other lager tastes like a Brewgooder and no other beer provides other people with clean drinking water.

Caledonian Brewery

Caledonian Brewery





Since its founding in 1869, the Caley has been renowned for creating some of the Scotland’s finest beers and its pioneering spirit has ensured that this is a brewery never content to rest on its laurels. Innovation is at the heart of the Caley’s ethos. One
of the original Victorian breweries of Edinburgh, it’s the only one to still use direct open fired coppers. At Caley they brew beer by hand, and that’s not just a nice phrase – it’s true, full leaf hop flowers and specialty malts are weighed and added by hand to the
carefully crafted recipes. Caledonian’s range of traditional beers comprising Deuchars IPA, Edinburgh Castle and Flying Scotsman is joined by its more contemporary craft styles , Three Hop and Coast to Coast and now Rare Red.






Cara Technology serves drinks production companies in more than 170 countries. We maintain the largest and most historic collection of production brewing yeasts in the world – more than 850 strains. For more than a decade we have developed and manufactured a range of innovative reference flavour standards which have been used to train more than 20,000 professional tasters in breweries, water utilities, soft drinks companies and food manufacturers. We run performance assessment schemes for tasters which provide objective assessment of taster competence. We also develop, host and support web-based sensory software which is used by hundreds of breweries all over the world.






The Craft Beer Clan was founded in 2014 and has quickly established itself as Scotland’s leading export consolidator of craft beer. The Craft Beer Clan utilises expertise in the market together with Scottish brewery contacts to secure a range of flavoursome and unique beers that offer consumers drink experiences with authenticity and representing a portfolio of brews from all regions of Scotland.

Importers, distributors, retailers & consumers are keen to access the best beers which have an interesting story, provenance, heritage & more importantly flavour profile.   More recently the Clan revealed a new supermarket deal with ASDA which will see 9 breweries share in a £850,000 deal to promote 18 beers to the shelves of every store in Scotland.






Combining flexibility, experience and outstanding service, the award-winning grade A listed Edinburgh Corn Exchange is the capital’s most versatile venue.  Experienced, professional and highly trained event specialists are there to ensure attention to detail at every turn; guaranteeing the perfect conference, event, meeting, exhibition, dinner or product launch.

Consisting of seven distinct spaces that can be used separately or in combination with each other variety, flexibility and size are just a few of the reasons why the Corn Exchange is the perfect venue choice. Relax knowing that our priority is making your event a success.

Events at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange… It’s what we do!


The Eden Mill story started in 2012 with a mission to revive the lost art of distilling and brewing in St Andrews.  As Scotland’s first single-site distillery and brewery, making beer, whisky and gin, our team of distillers have the opportunity to combine the best of both practices to create innovative and exciting products which the local people of St. Andrews can be proud of.

We are delighted to sponsor the Scottish Beer Awards with our Hop Gin which celebrates this combination of brewing and distilling giving you an unusual but ultimately refreshing gin. Using Australian Galaxy Hops and New Zealand Rakau Hops you are met with a zesty citrus and apricot aroma. The strong flavours from the Hops are balanced between floral, coriander and soft tropical fruits with an undercurrent of juniper. This leaves smooth, hoppy and fresh apricot notes balanced with a refreshing crisp bitterness. In essence, Hop Gin leaves a ‘well rounded’ mouth feel that gently fades with a light hoppy character.






We’re Flavourly

Adventurers and explorers, bringing drinks discovery to our huge community.

We’re all about helping you find drinks you love, hearing and sharing your views, then more drinks that you’ll love even more. Our discovery clubs bring you amazing new flavours every month. Now with craft beers, gins, whiskies and a great range of other drinks types, our online bottleshop is the place for every drink you could ever need and then some – all under one virtual roof.

Fyne Ales

Fyne Ales





Fyne Ales is a unique Scottish brewery based at the head of Loch Fyne.

Founded in 2001, Fyne Ales has developed a reputation for producing high-quality, award-winning beers in a wide variety of styles, from traditional real ales to modern craft beers.

All Fyne Ales beers are produced using the finest ingredients, including water sourced from the hills adjacent to the brewery in spectacular, scenic Argyll. Brewed with passion, pride and an independent spirit, Fyne Ales’ award-winning beers are enjoyed around the world.

We are proud to sponsor the Scottish Beer Awards with Ich Bin Ein Berryliner.  Bursting with sweet raspberry and tart citrus flavours, one sip of our Berryliner will transport you to a world of refreshment.

Brewed in the German Berliner Weisse style with mountains of Scottish raspberries, Berryliner is a 3.8%, effervescent, rose-coloured beer offering a noseful of lime and soft red fruit, followed by waves of fresh raspberry juiciness and a crisp, lightly sour finish with a touch of citrus zest.






Clever Kegs, great beer, happy drinkers.

A keg rental business, innovative tech company, and above all a friend to the industry, Kegstar is the new kid on the block whose aim is simple: make brewing good beer easy.

As the craft beer and cider scene continues to grow, Kegstar’s team of industry experts are simplifying the entire keg value chain with their revolutionary technology. Each individual stainless steel Keg and Cask that Kegstar rents out, is etched with it’s own 2D matrix code and RFID tag. Using app enabled technology, each keg is scanned using a smart device, allowing the container to be tracked through the supply chain to the venue, creating valuable data insights along the way.

Absolutley everything is supported by Kegstar’s iOS and android technology, meaning all the customer has to do is fill, deliver, scan, repeat. When the time comes for empty kegs to be collected, venue staff can simply download the free Kegstar app and scan the keg to request a collection. Alternatively, venues can call, email, tweet or even Instagram Kegstar to let them know they have empties to be picked up; no platform is out of reach for this inventive keg company.


Hannah Brown | 07432 298308 | hannah@kegstar.com

Christian Barden | 07940 355832 | christian@kegstar.com

www.kegstar.com | 0800 5345000

Instagram: @kegstar_europe | Twitter: @kegstarkegsuk







MediaSpark is one of Scotland’s most highly regarded independent media planning and buying agencies.

Using up to date independent research on all media channels, a team of experts identify strategic opportunities to help businesses reach their target audience via digital, TV, press, radio, outdoor and direct mail. The MediaSpark team work proactively and with integrity for clients in the drinks industry, ensuring media investment is targeted and efficient, achieving significant added value.   Our media research creates demographic profiling to suit your target audience and ensures a strategic approach while our up to date insight into the digital revolution ensures techniques are targeted, monitored and evaluated.  

If you would like to invest in media to help grow your business contact Richard Kelly, Managing Director on 0131 337 4957 or Richard@mediasparkscotland.co.uk


Orkney Brewery

Orkney Brewery





The tranquil Orkney Islands, with their fertile farming lands and fishing grounds, have been inhabited for over 5000 years. In fact, we’re just one mile away from one of the most famous Neolithic settlements in Northern Europe – Skara Brae.  Our brewhouse was born from our history and traditions. So as you can imagine, we’ve had a long time to make sure we get it right.

Our processes create only the finest hand-crafted ales, using the traditional methods developed and handed down through time. Only the finest ingredients and purest Orcadian water can create these outstanding, full-of-flavour ales. So next time you sip one of our brews, you can be sure it was made with the best malt, hops, yeast, Orcadian water — and a long, long history of making quality ales.

We are proud to sponsor the Scottish Beer Awards with Dark Island  – The Orkney Brewery’s flagship brew. Exhibiting a ripe, fruity, chocolate nose, Dark island is balanced by flavours of dark chocolate, dried fruit, figs and nuts from the combination of roasted malts and rich hops.






Ross and Brown have a passion for the fantastic food and drink Scotland has to offer and are great believers in local sourcing within regions and communities across the country.

Our vision is to be market leaders, supporting Scottish food and drink suppliers and manufacturers to optimise their potential, grow their brand and profit the best way possible.

Our goal is to provide the best value access to premium retailers regionally, nationally and internationally for our clients by engaging and understanding their requirements, creating individual tailored packages to fit their business needs.

Tempest Brewing Co.

Tempest Brewing Co.





Established in 2010, Tempest Brewing Co makes creative beer inspired by the world travels of our founders, and what we like to drink ourselves. We are relentlessly dedicated to production quality, and always seek to push the boundaries of craft beer.

Our values are simple: fresh craft beer made with the highest respect for production, and for the ingredients that go into it. Our beers aren’t just exciting, they’re incredibly well made due to the huge amount of talent in our small brew team. From our flagship pale ale, Long White Cloud, to our chilli, chocolate and cinnamon imperial stout, Mexicake, we look across the entire spectrum of styles and ingredients meaning there’s always something new to excite beer drinkers around the world.






Tennent Caledonian is Scotland’s oldest brewer. Based at the historic Wellpark brewery in Glasgow since 1556, we are, in fact, Scotland’s oldest business still in existence.

We brew an industry-leading portfolio of beers led by the iconic Tennent’s Lager and our smooth draught ale, Caledonia Best for drinkers at home and abroad.

Our heritage, skill and passion for brewing allow us to create Scotland’s favourite alcoholic drink brands. Our beers are loved by our drinkers, brewed with an absolute dedication to quality using the finest ingredients including highland water from Loch Katrine and Scottish malted barley. We also have a unique understanding of what it means to be Scottish,  communicated via award winning marketing and sponsorship programmes  – from  iconic TV advertising, to sharing and enhancing Scotland’s passion for music, football, rugby and golf, all underpinned by engaging and memorable PR and digital campaigns.

We are committed to our community and the Scottish on-trade, as evidenced by a £45m investment in the last six years in Scotland’s pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants; the launch of  the Tennent’s Training Academy in 2010, which has seen over 38,000 students pass through its doors and our role in supporting the regeneration of the east end of Glasgow  via the redevelopment of Wellpark Brewery, the re-introduction of the Tennent’s Tours for domestic and international visitors and our JV with Williams Brothers, Drygate Brewery.








Established in 1783, The Herald is Scotland’s most influential broadsheet newspaper, providing quality news and business coverage as well as agenda-setting comment.

Our specialist reporters in health, education, social affairs and the arts are bolstered by a strong business desk which is second to none in its knowledge of the sector.

And our teams at Holyrood and Westminster lead the way in reporting of the Scottish political scene.  In harness with heraldscotland.com and our sister newspapers across the country, The Herald offers the complete package.

Wolffe is a boutique brand design agency that was founded by Andrew Wolffe in 1998. We help businesses grow by employing a combination of well informed brand thinking, intelligent creative solutions  and a strong service ethic. Our clients are as varied as our design ideas;  from producing print and online sales materials for  Edinburgh’s finest Georgian Square to the brand identity and packaging for a new smokehouse on Loch Lomond-side; from campaigns for a world famous five star golf resort to menus for a rural gastro pub; and from advertising for Edinburgh’s oldest jewelers to setting the tone for a global social media phenomenon.

All our clients benefit from our unstinting desire to do better and create well-crafted work that supports their businesses get to where they are going.