Family-run, independently owned, inspired by the city where it all started, Edinburgh.


The Edinburgh Beer Factory is a family run, independent brewery launched in 2015 to make people think again about beer and Scotland. Founded by the Dunsmore family, we’ve grown to great big family of 20+ team members.

Like Edinburgh, the city where it all started, we’re creative, inventive and outward-looking. We combine old and new ideas and techniques to create beers of beauty.

Inspired by the Edinburgh-born ‘Father of Pop Art’ Eduardo Paolozzi, we showcase the art of brewing. Paolozzi took everyday objects and transformed them into works of art; we take overlooked and underestimated beer styles and present them at their beautiful best.

Great Scot

Eduardo Paolozzi was born in Leith – and he invented Pop Art.

Paolozzi believed in transforming everyday ‘trash’ into works of art. He called it the “sublime in the everyday”.

He believed in the dynamic of art meeting science. We call that brewing. And he believed in the unconventional. We think he’d be into this craft beer thing.

We’d like to turn new people on to beer. Like Paolozzi, our beer’s a little different, but open to all and crafted into a thing of beauty. In return for his inspiration and artwork, we pay a charitable donation to the Paolozzi Foundation for every beer we sell.



As much as we want to produce beautiful beer inspired by a Great Scot, we’re just as serious about making sure the beer inside the bottle is beautiful too.

At Edinburgh Beer Factory we have access to some of the finest brewing talent in the world, coming out of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. We are so proud of our team; from day one they’ve picked up award after award for Paolozzi Lager and then our subsequent beers.

Paolozzi Lager has won UK’s Best Helles Lager in the World Beer Awards 4 years in a row (2016-2019), whilst Paolozzi Unfiltered won Silver in 2021, and Untitled IPA won Silver in UK’s Best English Style IPA (2021).