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Orkney Brewery

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Brewery Which Operates a Taproom
AddressOrkney Brewery
Sinclair Breweries Ltd
KW16 3LT
PhoneLandline: 01856 841777
e-mailenquiries -AT-
Social MediaLink to FacebookLink to X pageLink to Instagram page
County (see footnote)Ceremonial
Local Authority
Orkney Islands


Brewing commenced in March 1988 at the old schoolhouse in Sandwick. A 10BBL plant was initially used but this was replaced with a 25BBL plant when the brewery was modernised in 1995. Merged with Atlas Brewery in June 2004 to become part of Highland & Islands Breweries Ltd, although brewing for the two breweries remains separated. Following the failure of Highlands & Islands, the company was brought by Sinclair Breweries Ltd. Moved to purpose-built premises at the same location in 2010.

Beers Brewed

We do not maintain a list of beers brewed by each brewery. There may be a list on the brewery's own website. A crowd-sourced beer list is also available on the Untappd page for this brewery. For historical information, we suggest you also visit the brewery page on the unfortunately no longer updated Beermad.


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Last Checked : 15th May 2024 by RP

Last Updated : 16th April 2020 by RP