New Orkney Brewery beer celebrates island life

The Orkney Brewery is set to add a new permanent addition to its award-winning range of cask beers this month with the launch of Island Life, a 3.7% golden session IPA. Described by the brewery team as a “pale golden…

Sinclair Breweries re-launches Atlas range

Sinclair Breweries Ltd is re-launching its Atlas Brewing Company range, it was announced this week. The initial brews have been created at the state-of-the-art, SALSA approved, Orkney Brewery, by a team that includes John Rodger, one of the original and…

Prize haul for Orkney Brewery at SIBA awards

The Orkney Brewery has taken home no less than six prizes, including three golds, from the prestigious Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) Scotland Independent Beer Awards, held in Glasgow last night (6 November). The brewery’s speciality Dark Island Reserve was voted…

Orkney Brewery wins double gold at national beer awards

The Orkney Brewery has done the double at a major national beer competition, becoming the only Scottish brewer to take top honours in two different event categories. The brewery’s speciality Dark Island Reserve and its Dragonhead stout both won gold…

Caledonian’s Craig Steven joins Sinclair Breweries as commercial manager

Craig Steven, former beers manager for Edinburgh’s Caledonian Brewery, has joined Sinclair Breweries Ltd as commercial manager, it was announced this week. The move comes as Sinclair Breweries – operator of the Orkney Brewery and custodian of the Atlas beers…

Orkney Brewery’s popular puffin gets bottled

The popularity of Orkney Brewery’s cask Puffin Ale has prompted the firm to launch a bottled version of the 4.5 per cent brew. Officially released this week, the new 500ml bottles of Puffin Ale are expected to fly off the…

Dark Island Reserve top of Great Taste class with three gold stars

The Orkney Brewery’s speciality Dark Island Reserve ale has picked up three gold stars – the highest award possible – at this year’s Great Taste Awards. Regarded as the industry Oscars, The Guild of Fine Food’s annual Great Taste Awards…

Sainsbury’s award for Orkney Brewery’s Dark Island ale

Orkney Brewery’s Dark Island ale has won a top award from major supermarket chain Sainsbury’s.  The 4.6 per cent ale was given a Best Product Launch prize at Sainsbury’s Scotland and Ireland Regional Supplier Conference 2014, held in Glasgow’s Hampden…

Orkney Brewery’s Dark Island Reserve scoops up top national award

Orkney Brewery’s Dark Island Reserve ale has scooped up a prestigious national food and drink honour. The world famous 10 per cent speciality brew came out top in the Drinks – Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic category of the Scotland Food and…

Orkney Brewery in running for national food and drink award

Orkney Brewery’s Dark Island Reserve is in the running for a prestigious national food and drink honour. The world famous 10 per cent speciality ale has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Drinks – Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic category of…