Loch Leven is a great place to brew great beers, especially our Great Scots. A central location with the finest soft Scottish water, ideal to bring out individual tastes and characters.
We brew using traditional methods in a mash tun followed by a wort kettle/hop strainer. Our beers are truly small batch and handcrafted, we still dig out the mash tun and have to jump into the wort kettle to remove the spent hops!
Wherever possible we source local ingredients. We use the finest Scottish water collected in reservoirs from the hills around the brewery. Our malt is sown, grown and malted in Scotland. We use whole hops grown in the UK and a few from Scotland, when we can get a hold of them.
Our primary focus is cask beers as this is the most sustainable (no filtering, pasteurisation and fewest miles) but we recognise that our customers need both bottles and kegs too, both of which are cold filtered and not pasteurised, (unlike the majority of big brewers).
When we started out we went to great lengths to try to make great beers that were gluten free and vegan friendly, but most importantly; tasty and a real treat to drink and enjoy. Give them a try and find out for yourself.