Hebridean Brewery Company
18a Bell's Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Western Isles HS1 2RA
Phone: (0) 1851 700 123
It was Andrew Murdo Ribben's dream since childhood to settle in Stornoway on the Hebridean Isle of Lewis. Following one of many summer holidays on the island, the idea of locally produced real ale sparked in Andrew's mind which led to the founding of the Hebridean Brewing Company. After leaving the pharmaceutical company that he worked for, Andrew worked at the Freeminer Brewery in the Forest of Dean and Flagship Brewery in Kent to gain experience in the brewing trade. Brewing began in January of 2002 in his beloved Stornoway at the far northern reaches of the United Kingdom. It is the only alcohol producer in the Outer Hebrides.
The 10 barrel brewing plant at Hebridean originated at a brewery in West Midlands and was put together by Shobwood Engineering of Burton upon Trent. Andrew established a strong relationship with Don Burgess of Freeminer Brewery who continues to lend his insight.
Hebridean's products are regularly available in outlets throughout the Isle of Lewis and the Isle of Harris. Occasionally, outlets in Ullapool, Inverness and other parts of the northern Highlands are supplied. A brewery shop and bottling line are in the plans for the future.
- Clansman - 3.9% ABV
- A lightly bittered golden session ale brewed with Scottish malts and plenty of malt and hop character.
- Islander - 4.8% ABV
- A deep ruby coloured ale brewed with special coloured Scottish malts for a predominant malt flavour and strong hopping to balance.
- Celtic Black - 3.9% ABV
- A dark porter style ale with a smooth caramel aftertaste and aromatic hop character.
- Berserker - 7.5% ABV
- A strong flavoured India Pale Ale based on 150 year old recipes. Light in colour but heavily hopped and strong in flavour.