The picturesque town of Belhaven resides on the East Lothian coast, 20 miles east of Edinburgh. Originally the ancient port of Dunbar, the town of Belhaven has a long history of beer production, as evidence exists of brewing by Benedictine monks that dates back to 1150AD. Belhaven Brewery was officially founded in 1917 by John Johnstone, a gardener who purchased a plot of land close to Belhaven Bay. The Brewery rose to fame in the early nineteenth century with beer advertisements popping up in the London Chronicle and a grand endorsement from the Emperor of Austria, who claimed that Belhaven Beer was “the Burgundy of Scotland”. In 2011, a large investment allowed for Belhaven to build a brand new, state of the art brewhouse and expand upon their portfolio while maintaining longtime traditions as well. In 2005, Belhaven was purchased by Suffolk based brewery Greene King, although it retains its brand to this day. Belhaven has become known as an innovative producer of many styles of beers such as ‘Belhaven Best’, the first nitro-dispense ale released in the UK; more recently, they have jumped on the craft brewing bandwagon, releasing hoppier styles such as ‘Intergalactic Dry-Hopped Lager’, ‘Bridge to Nowhere Pale Ale’ and ‘Twisted Grapefruit IPA’. We love this traditional Scottish Ale for its smooth, malty character and hope you will too!