Independent Edinburgh micro brewer Barney’s Beer heads into summer with a new distributor and plans for a busy 2016. 


Barney’s Beer, the Summerhall based Edinburgh brewer to be distributed by Inveralmond, Innis & Gunn. The micro-brewer is excited to see where the brewery’s regular beers from IPA to Rye beers will be available on tap across the Scottish capital and further afield under the new agreement. Following the news that Innis & Gunn have bought out The Inveralmond Brewery with plans for expansion and new development – micro-brewer Barney’s Beer, who distributes across Scotland, through the brewery have come on board.


Barney said: “This is a exciting step for us, our beer is available at some of the best restaurants and pubs across the city, and we’re looking forward to working with Innis and Gunn to see where we can take our beer next…”


Starting with the Summerhall Beer FestivALE the weekend of May 20 – 21st Barney of Barney’s Beer will be working on specials for the event including a Sour Beer and re-working of Lapsang Smoked Porter available also for the on-trade in the near future. The weekend event that takes over the Edinburgh south-side venue, will also see Pickering’s Gin and the newly refurbished Royal Dick Bar and Restaurant contributing to the beer and spirit festivALE.


Over the last three years FestivAle has become a great opportunity for Barney to try out new beers with a view to launching them as special edition beers.




Notes to Editors on Barney’s specials


Throughout 2016 the brewer is going to be cycling through the specials of the last year which include:


May 2016 – Now known as Tundra IPA, a further trial brew in collaboration with The Hutton Institute & Abertay Uni – replacing some of the barley with more sustainable faba beans to produce a more enviro friendly beer.

May 2016 – as yet unnamed IPA produced specially for the Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh.

Autumn 2016 – Double Volcano IPA – a special launched at the Summerhall Beer Festival, double the hops and higher ABV.

October 2016 – Alt-beer – before the Germans mastered the art of lager brewing they also made ale. This is a Barney’s Ale made with German malt, hops and ale yeast.

Winter 2016 (first produced January 2016) – Bastard Amber – a special amber beer, named for lighting designers and theatre techs after a specific colour gel wash for theatre, called ‘bastard amber.’


Each of the specials were produced in a limited batch and sold out completely on its first run. As each beer is back in stock the beer will be available in bottle and limited keg/cask.


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Miriam Attwood
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