Harviestoun Brewery

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Harviestoun Brewery is a brewery based in Alva in Clackmannanshire, Scotland.


Harviestoun Brewery was founded in 1983 by Ken Brooker in a 200-year-old stone barn on a farm on the Harviestoun estate, near Tillicoultry and Dollar in Clackmannanshire. In 2004 the brewery moved to Alva Industrial Estate in nearby Alva.

Harviestoun was bought by Caledonian Brewery in 2006.[1] Following the takeover of Caledonian by Scottish & Newcastle in 2008, Harviestoun became independent again - it was bought by a group of Caledonian Brewery directors.[2]


Harviestoun produce a range of cask ales and filtered bottled beers. These include:

  • Bitter & Twisted
  • Schiehallion - named after the mountain of Schiehallion
  • Ptarmigan
  • Old Engine Oil
  • Ola Dubh - Gaelic for "black oil", a special variant of the Old Engine Oil that has been aged in whisky casks from Orkney's Highland Park distillery.
  • Wild Hop IPA

Bitter & Twisted has won a number of awards in the Champion Beer of Scotland[3] and in 2003 won the Champion Beer of Britain, as presented by the Campaign for Real Ale.


  1. ^ Fraser, Ian (29 January 2006). "Harviestoun is Caledonian's". Sunday Herald. Retrieved 24 October 2012.  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Directors step in to save Harviestoun". The Scotsman. 11 April 2008. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Champion Beer of Scotland". Campaign for Real Ale. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 

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