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.
Pilot co-founders Matt Johnson and Pat Jones don’t do things by halves. The pair met in 2011 while studying brewing and distilling at Heriot-Watt University. Within 18 months of graduating they’d bought a second-hand brewhouse, dismantled it, rebuilt it themselves in Leith – and begun producing top-quality new-age craft beer.
Pilot’s stylish logo, artwork and website is all their own work, too. And the brewery’s hilarious social media posts have become almost as famous as their beer. “I just tweet whatever comes into my head,” Pat says. “So far it hasn’t got us into trouble.” All that hard work has paid off. In 2018, production moved to a bigger site at Stewartfield. In 2020, Pilot opened a wee shop next to its production line to keep up sales during the coronavirus pandemic. Pilot Blond and Vienna Pale are the cornerstones of the brewery’s output, but one-offs and seasonal specials roll off its canning line at a furious rate. There’s a fruit sour called Idris Melba, a Lime and Black Pepper Gose, and a North Sea Stout balanced with “actual salty North Sea water, foraged by Matt’s kids with buckets”.
“It’s really whatever we fancy,” Pat says. “If it seems like a good idea, we give it a shot.”
“We are the first and the biggest of the new generation of brewers in Leith, the first of the new gang,” he adds. “We should be proud of ourselves, I suppose, but we don’t really get time to step back. “Most of the time we are in amongst it - fixing something, planning something. “Not taking the easy road runs through everything we do.”