Support Edinburgh craft breweries and raise funds for local charities with a box of Edinburgh Beers.
In early 2020, in response to the Covid pandemic, Edinburgh Beer Box was created as a collaboration project.
We have two simple goals:
- To support Edinburgh craft breweries.
- Raise charitable funds for local good causes.
How we do it?
We've gathered amazing beers from the ten Edinburgh craft breweries. We then put together mixed boxes of 12 or 24 cans from those breweries. Or, you can select from 6+ beers individually.
Breweries are: Barney's, New Barns, Pilot, Bellfield, Stewart Brewing, Cold Town, Edinburgh Beer Factory, Cross Borders, Top Out and Campervan.
When you order an Edinburgh Beer Box it triggers an immediate & fair price payment to the breweries (unlike supermarkets, large online retailers and wholesalers who demand lower prices and can take up to 10 weeks to pay).
Your beer box can be shipped anywhere in the UK – shipping is FREE for any order over £40 (Advent Calendars do incur a shipping charge due to weight)
We also donate £1 to charity for every box purchased.
So why not treat yourself, or a friend, to a box of the highest-quality craft beer - and while you’re at it, do your bit to help protect Edinburgh’s proud history of brewing excellence and raise money for good causes.
It's important to support local businesses at this time by buying direct or through initiatives such as this. Bellfield Brewery are delighted to support Edinburgh BeerBox
A dynamic evolution - the website and initiative certainly reflect this. Well done.
These are challenging times for us all, but we are delighted to be part of this fantastic initiative. Edinburgh was a city built upon the success of many small but great breweries, and long may that spirit continue. Lets work together for a safer future of us all.
Barney’s Beer is a very modern Edinburgh microbrewery built on hundreds of years of brewing tradition.
It’s based at Summerhall, once the site of an old brewery which operated there throughout the 18th and 19th century.
And it was founded by Andrew Barnett, who himself has a long history in beer production. “I started working in a brewery by chance, really,” Andrew says. “I left school at 16, I was looking for a job… and a position in a local brewery came up. Andrew was hooked. In 1988, he went on to do a degree in brewing and distilling at Heriot Watt University. A successful career with several major brewers and distillers followed, taking him all over the world. Andrew – “Barney” to his friends - set up Barney’s Beer in 2010 after deciding he wanted to run his own brewery. Production began at a disused brew pub in Falkirk. Two years later, the microbrewery transferred to the Summerhall complex in Edinburgh, formerly home to the Royal (Dick) Veterinary School. By 2014, Barney’s Beer had already bagged two SIBA Scotland awards – gold for its Red Rye, silver for its Volcano IPA – and had been named one of the top five craft brewers in Scotland byThe Listmagazine.
“Summerhall opened up in 2012 and we were the first residents to move in,” Andrew says.
“We think the first brewery on the site began in 1705. It closed in 1905 and was demolished 1911 when the old vet school went up in its place. We are based in the stables of the vet school, where horses were once treated. “That makes us the longest established non-continuously operating brewery in Edinburgh.” Barney’s strong links with Edinburgh’s brewing past give it a solid platform on which to produce very modern, cutting-edge craft beers. Edinburgh Beer Box includes one of the microbrewery’s distinctive confectionary-inspired ales, for example - its zingy 4.2% Sherbet Sour Pale. “In the early days of microbreweries IPAs were dominant,” Andrew says. “But as people’s tastes have developed they have become interested in trying different styles. “In the last five years, there has been more interest in kettle-soured beers and desert stouts, like our Marshmallow Milk Stout. Unusual styles have become popular.” “For the Sherbet Sour Pale,” Andrew adds, “we use a New Zealand hop called Motueka, known for its lemony aroma. “It has fast become one of our most in-demand beers with its sour lemon and lime flavours harking back to sherbet fountains and dip dabs.”
Barney's Extra Pale is a fixture in Edinburgh Beer's Mixed Box. A selection of other beers can be selected below.