Masters of (re)invention: Bowie and Paolozzi

Masters of (re)invention: Bowie and Paolozzi

On the Wednesday after the announcement of the death of David Bowie, Edinburgh Beer Factory had one of its fortnightly bottling runs. Funnily enough, it was during this manual, repetitive activity that I had the deepest reflection on Bowie. The semi-automatic action required enough attention not to be distracted by other tasks, while freeing up brain … Continued

Our brewery shop is open

Our brewery shop is open

Our brewery shop is up and running, selling bottles of Paolozzi lager, glassware, gift sets and t-shirts.       Drop in between 10am and 7pm to stock up on not-your-average-lager for the festive break, a peek at the brewery and a cheeky sample while you’re at it. We’re closing early (4pm) on New Year’s Eve … Continued

Arty Party

Arty Party

We officially launched Paolozzi lager last week, adding a touch of the sublime to a very dreary Wednesday night. When it came to venue, there was no better place to tell the story of the hero behind our launch beer than at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, sipping Paolozzi lager at the feet of Eduardo … Continued

GOLD

GOLD

It’s been quite a couple of weeks. Maniacally busy, but good. The run of good news started with our first award, just four weeks after our first delivery of Paolozzi lager. Proof that Paolozzi has the substance to match its style, the lager came first in its ‘Scotland small pack premium lager & pilsner’ category in … Continued

Friday night event: Indigo Yard and Montpeliers

Friday night event: Indigo Yard and Montpeliers

Tonight’s an Edinburgh Beer Factory double whammy, with the van bringing Paolozzi to both Indigo Yard and Montpeliers. We’ll be sampling from the van and pouring pints (or schooners or halves, as you prefer) from the bar. Two venues. Friday night. No excuses. (We may forgive those of you who live outside of Edinburgh). Come … Continued

Friday night event: No.8 Lister Sq.

Friday night event: No.8 Lister Sq.

It’s Friday! If you’re eagerly awaiting the end of the week and based near Edinburgh’s Quartermile, swing by and see us from 5pm today at No. 8 Lister Square. We’ll be sampling from the EBF van parked outside the bar, while inside Paolozzi will be on draught all weekend. Come for the beer, the pop … Continued

Introducing…Paolozzi

Introducing…Paolozzi

This was the week our first beer got out into the big wide world. (Edinburgh and Glasgow, specifically.) Meet Paolozzi. A 5.2% Munich style lager created with Edinburgh flair and Italian technology, it’s clean, sparkling and perfectly balanced, with a superb head and malty aroma. We named it after a hero of ours, the Edinburgh-born … Continued

Disco Dray

Disco Dray

We’d like to introduce you to our newest team member. This is her (we’ve decided she’s a she) all dressed up on Friday evening. After 40 years in France, she’s come over to the UK for a bit of TLC and a makeover, and is now a dual purpose delivery vehicle and pop-up bar.   Obviously … Continued

Reasons to be cheerful

Reasons to be cheerful

Head Brewer Dave submitted his dissertation on Friday afternoon (at home of the world’s best Brewing and Distilling Masters, Heriot-Watt, no less). The look on his face was priceless as he joined the team meeting straight from handing it in, and he’s off to Notting Hill Carnival to celebrate. Cheers. We enjoyed breakfast beers straight … Continued

We’re brewing!

We’re brewing!

We have lift off. Having worked through a few teething problems over the last week, we are proud/relieved/elated to announce we are now actually brewing. The very first brew took place yesterday with the first sample drawn off looking encouragingly clear. David and Mike will be working hard over the weekend on some brew variations, … Continued