2022, Vol.22

5) The first known description of brewing Scottish ale?
John Reade unearths an early account

9) Memories of Heriot Brewery 1974-1992
Graeme Fisher reminisces about Tennent Caledonian’s Edinburgh facility

29) Some Scottish brewing records, 1871-1903
Edd Mather examines some brewing records from the archive

36) Water: an essential ingredient of beer
Les Hutcheon and John Martin discuss the crucial properties of brewing liqour

48) In Ale terms, is ‘Scotch’ Scots for ‘Scottish’?
Graeme Cruickshank questions the nature of ‘Scotch Ale’

60) 100 years of lager brewing in Scotland
Reprint of David Johnstone’s classic paper

69) In defence of Greg Noonan
Robbie Pickering argues that Greg Noonan’s book Scotch Ale gets the blame for things that are not its fault

91) William McEwan
Eleanor Docherty continues her examination of the life of William McEwan

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Newsletter No. 60

Newsletter No. 60

1. Chairman’s Statement: Welcome to the July Newsletter. The Newsletters are issued on a quarterly basis to coincide with the four seasons of the year, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Did I say Summer, looks like it is still to make an appearance, well here’s...

Newsletter No. 59

Newsletter No. 59

1. Chairman’s Statement: With Spring in the air, the SBAA are planning a number of events to be held during the year, please see Last Runnings for details. If you wish to attend any of these events, please contact Ivor our secretary to book your place so that the...

2023, Vol. 23

Contents 5) Lagering of beer: art, science, myth? Jim Murray discusses the gap between industrial and traditional lager brewing 18) Tennent's beers 1830-31 Edd Mather digs in the archives 24) Brewery water wells Bill Williamson and John Martin look at brewery water...