Stunning views and deep history make the idyllic Deeside the perfect place to brew the perfect beer. Here, we escape the mundane of the mass market to bring you beers filled with passion, character and lots of hops.

A little more about that history: The Dee Valley has played a significant part in Scottish history for over 2000 years. Balmoral Castle has been the Royal family’s Scottish home since 1852 when Prince Albert purchased the original castle, and its estate, for Queen Victoria. Macbeth was defeated and killed near the village of Lumphanan in Deeside

The region is famous for the annual Braemar Highland Gathering, originating from those believed to be held by Malcolm III Robert Louis Stevenson escaped to Braemar to write the epic adventure novel, Treasure Island. Royal Deeside sits in the Cairngorms, the largest national park in the UK and bigger than the whole of Luxemburg Crathes Castle sits on land given as a gift to the Burnett of Leys family by King Robert the Bruce in 1323. It was completed in 1569 and stayed in the Leys family for almost 500 years. Located close to Loch Kinord sits the Burn O’Vat. According to local folklore, the cave behind the waterfall in the vat was used by Rob Roy, a notorious outlaw, to hide from the authorities