We’re living through strange times where our normal world has been turned upside down by the Coronavirus and things we took for granted have changed considerably.
Small businesses have been hit particularly hard as the lockdown has impacted on how we shop. These small businesses provide income and employment for thousands of people (including myself, I’m a freelance designer) and some will inevitably not survive as a result of being cut off from many of their customers and revenue streams. I believe it’s important to support these small businesses wherever and however we can.
Scotland is blessed with dozens of independent breweries many of whom will now be feeling the pinch as their usual routes to market have been disrupted or cut off altogether as pubs and restaurants have closed and supply chains have changed.
I believe it’s important, for many reasons, to help these breweries to survive – for the individual business owners, for the employees and for the great products they make to continue to be available once things eventually get back to normal.
There is an ancient Celtic axiom that says “Good people drink good beer.” Which is true, then as now. Just look around you in any public barroom and you will quickly see: Bad people drink bad beer. Think about it.
Hunter S Thompson
The best way to help them is to buy beer!
Several breweries are still delivering beer – some nationally, some only locally – to keep whistles wet through these challenging times. I’ve collected together below the ones I know about. Some breweries who aren’t able to deliver beer may still be selling merchandise so that is another way to support your favourite brewery.
Breweries delivering nationally
Breweries & shops delivering locally
The Beer Cave – within Edinburgh
The Beerhive – within Edinburgh
Campervan Brewery – Edinburgh EH1 to EH10 postcodes
Cork & Cask – within Edinburgh
Ferry Brewery – delivering to South Queensferry, Dalmeny, Kirkliston, Ratho, Newton, Winchburgh, Uphall, Newbridge & Broxburn (EH28, EH29, EH30, EH52)
Hurly Burly Brewery – delivering to parts of Edinburgh & East Lothian
Monty’s – within Edinburgh
Strathaven Ales – within the Strathaven area
Tryst Brewery – within the Falkirk area
Valhalla’s Goat – within the Glasgow area
Winton Brewery – within Lothians and Edinburgh
WooHa Brewing Company – IV30, IV31, IV32, IV36 & IV12 postcodes