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.
Stewart Brewing was founded in 2004 – making it Edinburgh’s original modern-craft brewer.
But for co-founder Steve Stewart – who set up the business with his wife, Jo – the story goes back much further than that. “It was gifted a home brewing kit for my 16th birthday,” Steve says, “and my interest really grew from there.” That interest led to a degree in brewing and distilling at Heriot Watt University followed by jobs at breweries in Scotland and Belfast. After passing his Master Brewer qualification, Steve then spent a year at Harpoon Brewery in Boston, USA. “That’s really where the idea of starting a brewery of my own began,” he says. “Jo and I moved back to the UK and our garage became a 50-litre microbrewery. Seven years of recipe trials later, in 2003 we trialed our first commercial beers… and the rest is history.” Stewart Brewing started small, with a staff of just two – Steve and Jo – and a line up of three cask ales. But from those humble beginnings, it quickly established itself as one of Scotland’s most successful and reputable breweries.
In 2013, operations moved to custom-built premises in Loanhead, just outside Edinburgh. Today the brewery employs 30 staff and produces a wide range of first class craft ales, lagers and limited edition beers.
“I’m very proud of what we’ve been able to build over the last 16 years,” Steve says. “There have been many times our achievements as a brewery and a team have staggered me, and even to this day it gives me such a great sense of reward to see our products on shelves, in bars and at awards.” “We are a brand that’s proud of our Scottish roots and try to represent that in all our products,” he adds. “Our vision is to not only be synonymous as the original craft brewer in Edinburgh, but to also be contemporary, forward-thinking and a leader in our sector.” Edinburgh Beer Box offers three great craft beers from Stewart Brewing – Radical Road; First World Problems; and Franz. “Radical Road is our most award-winning beer,” Steve says, “winning World’s Best Pale Beer Bitter over 5.0% three times in the last seven years, most recently in 2017. This can is also the first to feature our new 2020 rebrand, with the rest to follow soon. “First World Problems was originally the recipe of a competition winner, James Hardacre, who later joined the team and now manages our Craft Beer Kitchen,” he adds. “We’ve perfected the recipe over the years and it’s now one of our most popular brews. “Franz is a lager unlike any other, packing an unexpected punch with its American hop character.”