Edinburgh Beer Factory


GOLD SIBA_Sc_15_Rosie collecting prize

It’s been quite a couple of weeks. Maniacally busy, but good. The run of good news started with our first award, just four weeks after our first delivery of Paolozzi lager. Proof that Paolozzi has the substance to match its style, the lager came first in its ‘Scotland small pack premium lager & pilsner’ category in […]

Friday night event: Indigo Yard and Montpeliers

Friday night event: Indigo Yard and Montpeliers Montpeliers

Tonight’s an Edinburgh Beer Factory double whammy, with the van bringing Paolozzi to both Indigo Yard and Montpeliers. We’ll be sampling from the van and pouring pints (or schooners or halves, as you prefer) from the bar. Two venues. Friday night. No excuses. (We may forgive those of you who live outside of Edinburgh). Come […]

Friday night event: No.8 Lister Sq.

Friday night event: No.8 Lister Sq. No 8 Lister Square

It’s Friday! If you’re eagerly awaiting the end of the week and based near Edinburgh’s Quartermile, swing by and see us from 5pm today at No. 8 Lister Square. We’ll be sampling from the EBF van parked outside the bar, while inside Paolozzi will be on draught all weekend. Come for the beer, the pop […]



This was the week our first beer got out into the big wide world. (Edinburgh and Glasgow, specifically.) Meet Paolozzi. A 5.2% Munich style lager created with Edinburgh flair and Italian technology, it’s clean, sparkling and perfectly balanced, with a superb head and malty aroma. We named it after a hero of ours, the Edinburgh-born […]

Disco Dray

Disco Dray EBF van

We’d like to introduce you to our newest team member. This is her (we’ve decided she’s a she) all dressed up on Friday evening. After 40 years in France, she’s come over to the UK for a bit of TLC and a makeover, and is now a dual purpose delivery vehicle and pop-up bar.   Obviously […]

Reasons to be cheerful

Reasons to be cheerful Reasons to be cheerful Ian Dury

Head Brewer Dave submitted his dissertation on Friday afternoon (at home of the world’s best Brewing and Distilling Masters, Heriot-Watt, no less). The look on his face was priceless as he joined the team meeting straight from handing it in, and he’s off to Notting Hill Carnival to celebrate. Cheers. We enjoyed breakfast beers straight […]

We’re brewing!

We’re brewing! Mash brewing beer

We have lift off. Having worked through a few teething problems over the last week, we are proud/relieved/elated to announce we are now actually brewing. The very first brew took place yesterday with the first sample drawn off looking encouragingly clear. David and Mike will be working hard over the weekend on some brew variations, […]

Bankhead Revisited

Bankhead Revisited

We’re building a brewery. In fact, we’re transforming an empty, corrugated iron industrial unit next to Screwfix in Bankhead into a state-of-the-art production facility, shop, office, visitor experience, bar, art gallery and events space. But first things first. The past month has been all about getting the brewery installed. From this (last year)… From this: […]

Seeking inspiration: Bermondsey Beer Mile

Seeking inspiration: Bermondsey Beer Mile

Working in the beer industry throws up some real treats, all in the name of research. If you get to London of a weekend, as we do fairly regularly, try the Bermondsey Beer Mile. It’s at that not-yet-mainstream stage where you can still enjoy a sense of discovery and smug hipness (along with a few […]