Kinneil Brew Hoose
Corbie Inn, 84 Corbiehall, Bo'ness, West Lothian, EH51 0AS
Phone: (0) 1506 824 574
Kinneil Brew Hoose is a microbrewery attached to the Corbie Inn in Bo'ness, home of the Bo'ness Real Ale Appreciation Society (BRAAS) and the Bo'ness Real Ale Festival. The Corbie Inn has long been a great pub for cask-conditioned ales and now it has its own brewery. Former electronics engineer and keen homebrewer, Stuart Simpson, now operates the brewery full time turning his passion into occupation. Stuart rents the space for the brewery from Gail Fairholm, the owner and licensee of Corbie Inn, and operates it independent of the Corbie Inn business.
The first brew, Pennvael Amber, went on the bar in December, 2011. The brewery plant is a modest 2 BBL setup that was three years in the making. According to Adam, author of the excellent blog, Walking and Crawling, Stuart is pretty much a perfectionist and demands that his beers are of the finest flavour and condition. Stuart plans to concentrate on cask ales at present and keep the distribution within roughly a thirty mile radius, including, of course, the fine Corbie Inn.
- Pennvael Amber - 4.0% ABV
- An amber coloured beer with plenty of flavour and generously hopped with Saaz. Pennvael is one of several ancient names for the last station on the Antonine Wall, the modern version being Kinneil.
- Caer Edin Dark Ale - 4.2% ABV
- A dark coloured ale with hints of liquorice and a characteristic hoppy aftertaste.