Born out of a desire to bring great beers to a town that has so much, yet lacks one small, but in my opinion massive component, its own brewery.
After buying, selling, drinking and writing about locally produced beer for most of my working life, I felt it was about time I put my money and effort where my mouth has been for years.
Once the idea was born the wheels of the brewery began to roll, and after a little rolling around we found our little start-up home in Glenrothes, with a long term plan to move to a larger home closer to St Andrews.
On 9th January 2012 I got the keys and later this month sees the arrival of a 4bl brewery.
Creating great beers is the primary goal of the company and because of that I brought on board Stuart Noble. After years of working at some of the very best breweries in my home land of South Yorkshire, Stuart agreed to lend a hand, and as I’ve been tasting the beers he produces on a regular basis for years I am more then thrilled to have him involved.
Design has been very important to us, and from the start we wanted to offer a stand-out design, label and artwork concept, which led us to collaborate with local ceramic artist Susan McGill. Susan’s ideas and concepts showcase her work and bring a unique image to the beers, combining traditional and modern images and design. We are chuffed to bits with the outcome and hope you like it too.
It’s my passion to spread the word of great beers and to make real ales approachable, and through social networking sites, tasting events, blogs etc I hope to cut out the “Phaff ” of real ale and tell you simply how our beers are made: which malt and hops I use and what flavours to expect, as well as serving suggestions, food pairings and which beers could replace which wines at your next event or dinner party. As mentioned before the company is just me, myself and I so I’m here to help, advise, answer questions and offer tastings, so please just get in touch.
St Andrews Brewing Co
Unit 4 Fife Food Resource Base
Southfield Industrial Estate
Mobile 078 7939 9441