OUR BEERS 2017-10-12T15:50:34+00:00

CAMPBELL’S BREWERY CRAFT BEERS

Campbell’s is a craft beer maker & producer with a mission to bring the finest range of local quality seasonal british craft beer to the Scottish Borders. Learn more.

Campbell’s is a craft beer maker & producer with a mission to bring the finest range of local quality seasonal british craft beer to the Scottish Borders. Learn more.Campbell’s is a craft beer maker & producer with a mission to bring the finest range of local quality seasonal british craft beer to the Scottish Borders. Learn more.

GUNNER – THE BLONDE ALE…

Gunner Blonde is the first beer that we have brought out on to the market and we are having so much success with this we have had to increase the number of our fermentation vessels to keep up with demand.

Gunner Blonde is a lovely well balanced blonde ale brewed with German bittering hops and finished with delicious American hops creating an absolutely delicious pint.

Scottish Microbrewery - Campbell's Brewery, Peebles, Scottish Borders.
Scottish Microbrewery - Campbell's Brewery, Peebles, Scottish Borders.

FLINTLOCK – THE GOLDEN ALE…

Flintlock Golden Ale is the second beer that we have brought out on to the market and we are having so much success with this we have had to increase the number of our fermentation vessels to keep up with demand. At 3.7% ABV it is much more like a session beer.

This is what has been said about Flintlock Golden Ale..

“This beer makes me incredibly proud to be Scottish”
Gary Armstrong, Scotland Grand Slam Winner

Scottish Microbrewery - Campbell's Brewery, Peebles, Scottish Borders.

HOW DO WE MAKE OUR CRAFT BEERS…?

Campbell’s is a craft beer maker & producer with a mission to bring the finest range of local quality seasonal british craft beer to the Scottish Borders.

MALTING

Beer is made from four basic ingredients: Barley, water, hops and yeast. The basic idea is to extract the sugars from grains (usually barley) so that the yeast can turn it into alcohol and CO2, creating beer.The brewing process starts with grains, usually barley. The grains are harvested and processed through a process of heating, drying out and cracking.

MASHING

The grains then go through a process known as mashing, in which they are steeped in hot, but not boiling, Scottish water for about an hour, sort of like making tea. This activates enzymes in the grains that cause it to break down and release its sugars. Once this is all done you drain the water from the mash which is now full of sugar from the grains. This sticky, sweet liquid is called wort. It’s basically unmade beer, sort of like how dough is unmade bread.

BOILING

The wort is boiled for about an hour while hops and other spices are added several times. Hops provide bitterness to balance out all the sugar in the wort and provide flavor. They also act as a natural preservative, which is what they were first used for.

FERMENTATION

Once the hour long boil is over the wort is cooled, strained and filtered. It’s then put in a fermenting vessel and yeast is added to it. At this point the brewing is complete and the fermentation begins. The beer is stored for a couple of weeks at room temperature  while the yeast works its fermentation magic.

“By a distance the best ale I have ever tasted”
Craig Chalmers, Grand Slam Winner & British Lion