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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.






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.





Digital – Wide Format – Litho Printers

We supply Pop-Up-Banners, Brochures, Newsletters, Leaflets, Letterheads, Business Cards and so much more…….for a free print audit or free estimates please contact Kenny Milne.

With over forty years delivering solutions for businesses, Barr Printers are delighted to support the 2018 Scottish Beer Awards.

Contact:  kennymilne@barrprinters.co.uk





Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers is delighted to sponsor Scottish Brewery of the Year at this year’s Scottish Beer Awards.

The drinks industry in Scotland is one of the fastest growing sectors and we have been fortunate enough to work with a variety of clients over the last few years.   Our expertise and knowledge within the drinks and hospitality industry has allowed us to develop bespoke policies and means we can fully support new and existing companies operating in the drinks sector.

If you would like us to provide you with a no obligation review of your insurances to establish if we can offer an enhancement on your current arrangement, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

E – james.geekie@brucestevenson.co.uk

T – 07788 280523






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.






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!







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.






Foodies magazine is the monthly consumer magazine championing Scottish food and drink. Our readers look forward every month to recipes from leading chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson as well as local chefs including michelin starred chefs Tom Kitchin and Jeff Bland.

The magazine includes regular features on Scottish producers, food and drink news and launches, restaurant and bar reviews, cocktails recipes, food and drink matching, and places to stay around Scotland. Established for 10 years, Foodies magazine is distributed in key food outlets, delis, restaurants, hotels, coffee shops, bars and cook schools throughout Edinburgh and Glasgow and also on the Edinburgh trams.

Foodies magazine sponsors Foodies Festival which runs 10 Summer and Christmas festivals around the UK in London, Brighton, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Tatton Park, Oxford and attracts 300,000 visitors. Foodies magazine is distributed digitally to Foodies Festivals visitors.





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.

Rankin Brothers & Sons

Rankin Brothers & Sons





Founded in 1774, Rankin is the UK’s local supplier of quality closures for the Beers, Wines, Spirits and Foods packaging industries.

Through the design and performance of our products, we help premiumise aspiring Brands and add value to local tastes & flavours.

Our offer extends from natural cork, to micro agglomerate, synthetic or Nature, to T Top Stoppers, wire hoods, screw caps, crown caps, cask bungs, keg caps, capsules In Tin, Polylaminate, PVC & PET and to heatshrink tamper evident sleeves.

Rankin is the custodian of 4,500 acres of cork forestry in Portugal; managing cork supply from `acorn to bottle’.

We are delighted to support the Scottish Beer Awards and we look forward to playing our part in the ongoing development and success of our `local’ beer industry.

The Brewers Association of Scotland

The Brewers Association of Scotland





Scotland’s brewing industry is flourishing, there are more than 125 operating breweries throughout the country and even more planned; the public appetite for Scottish beer shows no sign of slowing down. The Brewers’ Association of Scotland (TBAS) was set up by brewers for brewers to help to capitalise on this phenomenal growth.

Run by brewers for brewers, The Brewers’ Association of Scotland (TBAS) exists to grow the value and reputation of the Scottish brewing industry. Our vision is to make Scotland known throughout the world for its beer and its brewing industry.

We are a community of brewers who work together to create opportunities which benefit the brewing sector and our individual members. We are run with the support of industry leadership body Scotland Food & Drink (SF&D), Scottish Government, public sector agencies and industry stakeholders.

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.