The Directory of UK Brewers

Maclay Group plc

AddressMaclay Group plc
Thistle Brewery
FK10 1ED
County (see footnote)Ceremonial
Local Authority


Brewing started in 1830, the brewery moving to the Thistle Brewery in 1870. Announced in June 1999 that they plan to quit brewing to concentrate on running their pubs. The brewery closed in August 1999 and Maclay Inns Ltd was set up to run the pubs. The brewing staff started a new brewery in Alloa under the name of Forth Brewery brewing Maclay beers. Maclay beer was then being brewed by Clockwork which was part of the chain of Maclay pubs, for a period. Thistle brewery has since been demolished.

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. For historical information, we suggest you also visit the brewery page on the unfortunately no longer updated Beermad.


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Last Updated : 13th April 2020