Harviestoun celebrate gold at World Beer Awards

Amy Cockburn and Lisa Matthews from Harviestoun Brewery in Clackmannanshire scooped the top global accolade for the brewery’s iconic craft lager, Schiehallion.

Schiehallion won the Gold award in the Classic Pilsner category at the Word Beer Awards and was also the only Scottish winner in that class. 

All products that have been awarded the title of the country winner will now battle it out to determine the World’s Best in each category. Only these 80 finalists will then go head-to-head, for the coveted title of World’s Best in each of the 10 categories. 

Harviestoun’s Schiehallion is now shortlisted in the finals of The World Beer Awards on 24th August with a chance to be crowned the planet’s best craft lager. 

We have been happy quaffers of Harviestoun beers for more years than we woukd like to admit. The brewery is based in Alva, near Stirling and has been making craft beer in Scotland since 1983.

Harviestoun’s Master Brewer, Amy Cockburn, said: 

“We’re over the moon to have won this top gold award for Schiehallion. The success and global reputation of this very special craft lager is owed to the unrelenting passion and craftsmanship of everyone in the Harviestoun brewing team.

“When you name your beer after a mountain like Schiehallion, your beer better be breath-taking too. Ours has an elegant head, fresh crispness and a lingering grapefruit finish, which is all thanks to a lot of uphill work from our entire brewing team.

“As a pioneering producer and modern craft classic, we’ve been brewing since the early 1980s and have been crafting beer long before it became a popular trend, but we’re continuing to innovate and develop our product range.”

As part of this year’s celebrations to mark 40 years as a modern craft classic, Harviestoun will be releasing a new limited edition lager and a limited edition 40-year-old expression of Ola Dubh later in the year. The development of both new products is being led by Amy and Lisa.  We can’t wait to try these out.

For more information about Harviestoun, visit https://harviestoun.com 




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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