Our Beers

Our Story

Bute Brew Co was established in 2014 after a Christmas Day beach barbecue conversation about getting some good beer out and about on Bute. 

We are a 6bbl brewery, that means in our brew house we can make 1000l of beer at a time. Since starting we have spent as much time expanding our fermentation capacity and our conditioning vessels as we have brewing, all to just keep up with the demand.  

Now we have squeezed all we can into our wee brewery so short of moving, which we have tried, we can expand no further. So we can just focus on what we love best; making good beer and drinking it. 

We at Bute Brew Co believe good beer deserves good food, good music and good vibes. So we try to create it by having our brewery open as a venue. We have teamed up with Greenfry and together we now have amazing food served from the brewer (try the pear and blue cheese pizza.) It’s the best. We also have regular event and music nights so check out our what’s on page to find out more. 

Our beer is also available at all the best beer shops and delis throughout the country. So whether you’re sampling our beer at home or right here on our wee island we hope your enjoying it. 

 
 
 

Visit Us for Tours, Events, Food & Parties

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    Our Brewhouse consists of three vessels Hot Liquor Tank to heat the hot water tank Mash tun – The start of the magic. Where we mix our combination of malts, that gives each of our beers their base flavours, with the water from the island. Copper or kettle -Where we boil the liquid, called wort, from the mash tun building on that base malty flavour and add the high note flavours using some of the fantastic hops we have sourced from all over the world.
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    Fermentation vessels -Here the wort we have brewed is placed in sterile conditioning tanks and each different beer has its strain of yeast added. The temperature and conditions are controlled so the yeast can thrive adding flavours and most importantly turning the malts sugar into alcohol, not just helping us to relax but also changing the body of the beer.
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    Conditioning – Our beers are cask conditioned (although now we have our conditioning tanks we are having a wee play with kegged beer at the minute so watch this space!) We also now have conditioning tanks and we condition our bottled beer, at 2C, in conditioning tanks for up to 3 weeks before bottling it by hand on site.
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    Our products – All our beers are available at points throughout the year in cask and bottle. Our casked beer comes in 9 gallon firkins (40l) We also can supply 20l “bag in box” with hand pulls for events as part of our mobile bar. Our bottled beer is unfined and unfiltered this means it’s not only really tasty but also vegan friendly.
Eating at the brewery

Eating at the brewery

We have great food supplied by Greenfry, the top street food vendor on the island. Food available April - October, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Events at the brewery

Events at the brewery

We always have good tunes in the go and frequently have live music. So check out our what's on to come and party with us.
Visiting and Tours

Visiting and Tours

Our brewery is a busy wee place. We brew in it, ferment in it, condition in it, bottle & cask in it, eat in it, and party in it. What's more we love it when people join us in it. We have great outdoor space with a covered forecourt and beer garden to sit-in all weathers.
A venue for you

A venue for you

Birthday, Pre-wedding party, or just fancy a party with your mates -hire out the space for your private event.

Visit Us

Let us know if you would like us to supply your pub or event, or if you’re thinking of coming to visit, or if you just fancy saying hello

Find Us

Getting here – it couldn’t be easier

By train or car – from Glasgow – it’s under an hour to Wemyss bay. There’s a ferry every hour, which takes you the 40min crossing to Rothesay. From the ferry, it’s a five minutes walk to the brewery and you are here – enjoying a beer.

 

15-17 Columshill Street,
Rothesay, Isle of Bute
PA20 0DN
Tel: 01700 504206

15-17 Columshill St, Rothesay PA20 0DN

01700 504 206