Sector strategies

Read the latest sector strategies for the Scottish food and drink industry.

Brewing up a Storm

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Publication date: 06/12/2018
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Scotland is a brewing nation. Go back less than two centuries and we were one of THE brewing nations, exporting to America,Australia, Asia and Africa.

We were inventive too. We brought technology and chemists into our breweries. We brewed porter, stout, Pilsner, IPA and small beer. We flavoured our beer with botanicals and cooked chicken (‘cock ale’, if you want to give it a go).

But nowadays ask a visitor or Scot what Scotland is famous for, and beer may not make the cut. Let’s change this. Let’s also drive economic growth in brewing, and its supply chain, in Scotland.

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