Support Edinburgh craft breweries and raise funds for local charities with a mixed box of cans.
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 eight fantastic 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, Pilot, Bellfield, Stewart Brewing, 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.
The good folk at Top Out are taking brewing to new heights.
The small, independent brewery – based at Loanhead, just outside Edinburgh - has been producing acclaimed, unconventional craft beers since July 2013.
It won four awards at the inaugural Berlin International Beer Competition a few years back. And it draws its inspiration from a surprising source – our mountains. “The mountains are a major influence in our brewing,” says co-founder and head brewer Michael Hopert. “It is our unique selling point.”
Michael is a keen mountaineer and fell runner. He’s climbed in the Alps, Snowdonia, the Peak District and Scotland. His three colleagues at the microbrewery – Andi, Roddy and Connor – share his interest in hills and mountains. And that shared passion is reflected in the brewery’s name - to “Top Out” means to reach a summit in climbing lingo.
The distinctive labels on Top Out beers also echo this mountain theme – each one shows a map of a peak with a route marked out to the summit. “All the mountains shown on the labels have been climbed by at least one of us on the team,” Michael says. “The designs on the cans and bottles show the exact routes we took.” And this love of mountains and climbing even impacts directly on what Top Out beers taste like. The brewery’s thirst-quenching Copperheid pale ale, for example, was inspired by a climb up Beinn Ime. After passing through thick cloud, Michael unexpectedly found himself basking in warm sunshine – and the idea for a light and refreshing beer with a ginger twist came to him.
None of Top Out’s distinct beers would be possible, however, without Michael’s encyclopaedic knowledge of beer styles. He was a successful and creative homebrewer for years – “I always got good feedback” – before launching Top Out. And he draws his inspiration from brewing traditions across the world – notably Scotland, Belgium, the US and his native Germany. Top Out now has a growing stable of core beers and a steady stream of seasonal beers, from IPAs to wheat beer to smoked porter. Edinburgh Beer Box deliveries include cans of its Gipfel, a juicy and hoppy pale ale. “Gipfel” is yet another mountain reference – it means “summit” in German. The devastating coronavirus pandemic has left brewing – like so many other industries – with a mountain to climb. It’s fair to say Top Out is better placed than most to successfully scale it.
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