Craft brewery in Orkney

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It’s morning of opening night so here’s some detail to hook you in just in time! This weekend is the inaugural ORKTOBERFEST (capitals are intentional and yes, we are planning for this to be an annual thing). Our friends at the Stromness Hotel have kindly let us use their upstairs bar to pour beers (and ciders!) from some of our… Read more →

Swannay Brewery T-shirts

So who wants a t-shirt! Now selling the new Swannay t-shirts in three colours. Only £15 including postage in the UK. If you wish to purchase one and you live outwith the UK, give us an email and we will give you a quote for postage. E-mail – beerme [at] swannaybrewery [dot] com You can select size and colour below.… Read more →

Come see us at Cloisters

Got plans this evening? No? Then come see us at Cloisters in Edinburgh! From 7pm we’ll have a bar full of beers in their new Swannay guises along with some t-shirts and possibly some excellent chat. It’s a big and reasonably scary move for us as we commit ourselves to the Swannay brand. To an extent is very much evolution… Read more →

Food and beer with Rob

This Thursday is the annual opportunity to share a beer, some food, and a blether with our founder and brewmaster, Rob. He’ll be at Helgi’s bar in Kirkwall here in Orkney along with the following food and beer:

On arrival

Homemade Pork Scratchings & Spicy Beer Nuts
w/ Island Hopping

Peedie Patties with Malt Vinegar Salt & Homemade Tomato Ketchup
Peddie Cheese & Onion Patties (Vegetarian Option)
w/ Scapa Special

Lamb Kofta Curry with Pilau Rice
Butternut Squash, Chick Pea & Spinach Curry (Vegetarian Option)
w/ Orkney IPA

Sneaky Wee Orkney Stout & Chocolate Pudding
Accompanied with Sneaky Wee Orkney Stout
Beer Themed Cheese Board with a Selection of Crackers & Homemade Beer Jelly
w/ Old Norway
To Finish

w/ Orkney Best Fudge

At the time of writing there is a still a table available. See you there?

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