Swannay Brewery

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Swannay Brewery
Bottle of Orkney Blast beer.JPG
Bottle of Orkney Blast
Type Brewery
Location Orkney, Scotland
Opened 2005
Key people Rob Hill
Active beers
Name Type

The Swannay Brewery is situated in Orkney, Scotland. It was founded as Highland Brewing Company in 2005 by Rob Hill, formerly of the Orkney Brewery and Moorhouse's Brewery. It is situated in the old Creamery at Swannay Farms, Orkney Mainland.

Currently[when?] at least six beers are brewed all year round: Orkney Best, Dark Munro, Scapa Special, St Magnus Ale, Orkney IPA and Orkney Blast. There are also rotating seasonal ales, these include Light Munro, Island Hopping, Orkney Stout, Orkney Porter and Old Norway. Dark Munro was the CAMRA 2007 Champion Beer of Scotland. Scapa Special was the CAMRA 2008 Champion Beer of Scotland. Orkney Blast was the CAMRA 2010 Champion Beer of Scotland. Orkney IPA was the CAMRA 2012 Champion Beer of Scotland with Orkney Best getting the silver medal.

In 2015 the brewery rebranded from Highland Brewing Company to Swannay Brewery.[1]


  1. ^ Munro, Alistair (26 October 2015). "Highland Brewing Company rebrands to show its Orkney roots - Scotsman Food & Drink". Scotsman Food & Drink. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 

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