A brewery based near Aboyne has reopened and expanded to meet demand for its Craft Beers.
Deeside Brewery secured investment at the start of the year to fund new staff and equipment. As a result, production has doubled already to 6400litres a week – the equivalent of more than 11,000 pints.
Tim Hieghton-Jackson and Kris Lovie have joined founder Rob James to produce Deeside Brewery’s five beers, including its flagship product ‘MacBeth’, named after the famous Scottish King who was killed in a battle at nearby Lumphanan.
The first commercial bottling run of 8,000 bottles is underway and talks are being held with a national distributor to allow consumers all over the country to sample the brew.
Brewery Manager Tim said: “With a new look, but the same taste that has given the brewery its followers, Deeside Brewery aims to make its beer accessible to the customer but will still very much be a craft beer. We are excited about the interest we have received since increasing our production and especially excited about the plans for this year including a beer festival with live music on July 14 at Potarch, Royal Deeside.
“The Deeside community has been very supportive of the brewery and we are proud to be producing the only craft beer in an area known for the exceptional quality of its food and drink products.”
Originally named Hillside Brewery, Rob James founded the business at his house in Lumphanan.
Deeside Brewery’s beers include: Macbeth, Brude, Nechtan and LAF.