With “Auld Lang Syne” still ringing through the streets Burns Night is just around the corner. However, being a traditional Scottish holiday, this leaves many people outside of Scotland wondering, what exactly is Burns Night? Well, Burns Night is an annual Scottish celebration usually celebrated on or around January 25th, Burns Night commemorates the life of one of Scotland’s most famous Poets, Robert Burns. One of the greatest parts of Burns Night is the traditional meal that accompanies the celebration. But whether you are hosting a Burns Night meal full of haggis and tatties, reading Burns’ poems, or hosting a Scottish-themed evening, it won’t be complete without some authentic Scottish beer. So, we have curated a great line-up of craft beer from Scottish breweries, the perfect addition to any Burns Night celebration.
Below you will find a list of our favourites!
Newbarns have been going from strength to strength since they launched in 2020, and a Burns Night wouldn’t go a miss without some of their incredible beers. Currently, we’ve got stocks of their core pale Supreme, deliciously crisp lagers Super Gold and Pilsner. We’re also topped up with their BA Plain Dark Beer Imperial Stout, and a Pale Ale hopped generously with Citra & Cashmere.
- Newbarns - SupremeRegular Price £4.60 Special Price £2.95
From classics like Blond and Vienna Pale to firm favourites Peach Melba Sour and Mochaccino Stout, we've got plenty to choose from Pilot Beer. Drinkability is at the heart of everything they do at Pilot and they put flavour firmly front and centre to ensure every beer they make tastes amazing.
- Pilot Vienna Pale£3.35
- Pilot BlondRegular Price £3.15 Special Price £2.00
Edinburgh locals Vault City have certainly made a name for themselves over the last few years with their incredible range of Sour-inspired beers. There wouldn't be a Burn's Night without a bit of celebrating with a bit of bubbly, so what's better than their Buck's Fizz Session Sour. to start the night off. Or if you're feeling even more traditional, you can get your hands on their Iron Brew Sour, which is perfectly the drink of choice.
If you're looking for a perfect beer to serve with haggis, you will need a strong and maybe even sweet beer and we think that the best beers that tick all those boxes in fact come from Belgium. Think strong Triples, Blondes or even a Quadruple will play a perfect role in getting your merry whilst also being a great match to spicy, fat-rich haggis. We recommend Rochefort 10, Chimay Red or even Westmalle Tripel.