Broughton Brewery is Scotland’s original independent brewery, founded in 1979 by David Younger of the famous Younger Scottish brewing family. Since 1979, we have been handcrafting our award-winning range of ales, IPAs, lagers, stouts, and specialist Scottish beers. Over our 40-year history, we have won numerous awards, both domestically and internationally. This includes awards from SIBA, CAMRA, UK Supermarkets, Tesco, Meininger and World Beer Awards.
Broughton Brewery was founded in 1979 by David Younger and James Collins in a former sheep station in the wee village of Broughton in the Scottish Borders. It was the first initiated Scottish microbrewery, which appealed to customers looking for a new 'craft beer' experience outside the traditional mass-produced lager and exports. Scots wanted something more, something dynamic, different, and with real flavour.
As demand for Scottish craft beers grew, so did Broughton’s portfolio. Wanting to continue on their microbrewery journey, Broughton shocked the market by introducing the legendary border character ales which included Old Jock & Merlin, to add to their now famous real ales collection. These types of ales blazed a trail for new microbreweries and the Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) and soon became stiff competition for the famous Broughton-brewed Greenmantle Ale which you’ll remember drinking in pubs all over Scotland throughout the 1980s. (if you’re showing your age that is…)
In early 2020, the brewery went through a huge product rebrand where they put focus on their best-selling beers and created the Hopo range of IPAs & lagers and rebranded the famous Jock range which is now going from strength to strength and selling all over the UK.
Look out for your favourite Broughton beers which are stocked in all major supermarkets as well as served in pubs up & down the country. Or, you can buy directly from our website for free direct delivery to your door!
The fifth decade has brought some of the most exciting changes to the business as we came through lockdown and saw our customers change their way of buying and website sales with direct delivery has grown dramatically.
We ran a successful Crowdfunding campaign - Save the Brewery - which kept us in business and brewing all your favourite beers! All beers are brewed under the careful eye of our Head Brewer, Ian Smith, who has been part of the Broughton family for almost 40 years.
2022 saw us making a huge change to the Broughton family as we consolidated under the banner of CC Breweries and joined a few more of Scotland's best breweries, allowing us to streamline our production and distribution and bring our loyal customers an even bigger choice of beers!
We are also committed to expanding our export markets for customers worldwide. Broughton Ales is actively seeking partners/distributors to help share their deliciously hand-crafted ales around the world. Currently exporting to France, Italy, Germany, Spain, China, Norway, Denmark & Sweden and preparing to launch in the USA & Canada and New Zealand.