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30th November 2015




This November, Harviestoun Brewery, one of the stalwarts of the craft brewing industry, will launch two new brews: Raspy Engine, a raspberry infused black ale and Harviestoun IPA, made using American citrus hops at the Dram & Smoke Winter Highland Hideaway (details attached).

Harviestoun Brewery has been working at its craft for over 30 years, pioneering craft brewing North of the boarder and across the UK.Exclusively brewed in Alva, Scotland, the brewery produces a range of lagers and ales including the bestselling Schiehallion craft lager, Bitter & Twisted golden ale, Old Engine Oil black ale and their unique collaboration with Highland Park whisky distillery, Ola Dubh ale – a world renowned beer matured in whisky casks.

Raspy Engine, created by head brewer Amy Cockburn was inspired by a trip to a nearby fruit farm. Using the breweries iconic Old Engine Oil as a base Amy added whole, fresh Scottish raspberries. Rich and velvety in taste, Amy was satisfied with the sharp and fruity finish and so Raspy Engine was born. Likened to a grown-up dark chocolate and raspberry pudding with elegant red fruit notes, the brew launches under Harviestoun Brewery’s Wee Beastie experimental collection.

Launching alongside Raspy Engine is Harviestoun IPA. Made using American citrus hops Citra, Simcoe, Amarillo and Appollo, Harviestoun IPA is a true, authentic, American style IPA with plenty of long-lasting flavour. Harviestoun IPA has been given a superior body, allowing the hops to sing and is made using the finest malted barley.

Harviestoun IPA and Raspy Engine will be available to purchase across the UK in independent bottle shops as well as direct from the Harviestoun Brewery website:




·         Premium on-trade

·         Independent bottle shops

·         Harviestoun Brewery website:


·         Raspy Engine £1.99

·         Harviestoun IPA £2.29


Harviestoun Brewery started life humbly in Scotland in October 1983 when beer lover and home brewer Ken Brooker invited friends and family to his garden shed for his first ever tasting session.  Following his friends’ comments, Ken began experimenting with different tastes and created his own range of individual beers.  After just three years, Ken received planning permission to convert a disused steading into a small brewery in the beautiful Dollar glen.  The brewery is still independently owned by real ale veterans Donald MacDonald and Sandy Orr and Managing Director Toby Knowles.

With a team of 16 people, Harviestoun produce a core range of 6 beers that have won over 40 major international and UK awards in the last 3 years and continue to innovate in their search for category defining beers.  Work also continues on their Wee Beastie Collection, an exclusive range of edgy craft beers created on a small brew kit, letting their brewers off the leash to concoct something truly original, with no taste combination off limits. 

Today, Harviestoun Brewery stands proudly in its new home at the foot of the Ochil Hills, where it continues to hand brew iconic beers that are benchmarks for each Craft beer category – beers which are now available in some of the UK’s most exclusive Hotels and Restaurants and in 24 countries worldwide.

For further information please contact Caroline March or Nichola Downs at Sauce Communications, / or call 020 8600 3600.


Dram & Smoke will be running for 4 weeks (Tues – Sat) this winter from Fri 27th November including a Sunday session for launch weekend.
Tickets are available online via DesignMyNight:
Niki Downs
Senior Account Manager | Food & Drink
Sauce Communications
Studio 1B | Woodstock Studios
36 Woodstock Grove | London | W12 8LE
T. 020 8600 3606 / 07739 966205