About Us

Kirrie Ales started as an idea in early 2012 to bring quality craft brewed beer to the Angus area – real ale in a bottle is where it all started and is the core of what we're about. Two years, lots of hard work, and a few sore heads later, Kirrie Ales was born in a small brewery in the Angus town of Kirriemuir, and by small we mean small!!

The brewery measures just 8' x 9' but as the saying goes, "good things come in small packages". A brewing day takes around 8 hours and produces between 70 and 80 litres of beer. After brewing, it is off to ferment for 7 to 14 days followed by a similar period conditioning before being bottled or casked.

The bottled ales continue to ferment in the bottle which is what gives them their natural sparkle and that's why there's a little sediment at the bottom - it's meant to be there!!


On the southern slopes of the Grampian hills nestles Kirriemuir, the gateway to the magnificent Angus Glens. This fairy-tale town is perhaps best-known as the birthplace in 1860 of J M Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, whose childhood home is now a museum. Other attractions include a variety of craft workshops and one of Scotland's three cameras obscura, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. See here for more information


No messing, no chemicals - just natural live beer