Scotland’s only plough-to-pint microbrewery reached a landmark on its first anniversary this week with the production of its 250,000th pint.
The business has also grown to supply more than 200 outlets across central Scotland and the North of England and now boasts a portfolio of five real ales, including recent released Holy Cow, a 4.2% best bitter, and Wee Beastie, a 3.6% lower alcohol ale.
John Henderson, owner of the Scottish Borders Brewery, said: “When we rolled out our first casks in February 2011 we knew that for sustainability we needed to establish a network of at least 20 customers. We have achieved 10 times this in the space of just 12 months.”
Located in a converted farm steading near Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders, the brewery uses malting barley grown in its own fields and its on-site artesian spring water supply to create its range of cask real ales.
The beers have an easy drinking style and have been developed to appeal to a broad customer base.
John added: “”The response we have received to all of our products has been amazing. Our combination of local provenance and our commitment to producing great tasting cask beers has enabled us to rapidly gain a strong customer base and establish ourselves as a player within the Scottish real ale market.”
The brewery aims to expand its sales network to over 250 premises in 2012 and will also increase production to 120 casks per week.