Edinburgh based Kentwood Brewing Limited have taken over the running of the microbrewery situated within the Prestoungrange Gothenburg (The Goth) in Prestonpans, East Lothian.
The company will continue to produce the range of ales previously made on the premises including the Prestonpans 80 shilling, Gothenburg Porter and The 45 Wee Heavy with their own creative input into each recipe.
They also intend to fully contribute to the principles of the Gothenburg (The Goth) as a community hub and are already working on plans for a local beer festival to celebrate the region’s brewing heritage.
Beyond the local ales, Kentwood will also make their own branded craft ales for the licensed trade to be distributed within Edinburgh & the Lothians. The first beers out to trade will be their Lady’s Oxter 80 shilling and the El Tropicano IPA.
Kentwood Director & Brewer, Sean Wood said “We specifically looked for a brewing opportunity in East Lothian as we were fully aware of the region’s brewing heritage. The East Coast of Scotland and particularly East Lothian is renowned for the quality of its brewing malts so where better to position yourself than several miles from the barley fields where our main ingredient is grown. And when you couple this with the rich brewing history within Prestonpans itself and the role that The Goth plays as a Community Hub it made for a perfect fit for our own company ethos.”
In response to the news a spokesman at the Edinburgh branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) said: “We are delighted to see a member of our Edinburgh branch doing his bit for real ales across the region. We wish Kentwood all the best and hope to see them feature regularly in Edinburgh pubs.”