Scotland, like the rest of the UK, is having quite a craft beer resurgence. Sales are up significantly, and at last count, there were 75 craft breweries smattered across the country. For a corner of the UK with a population of 5.3 million, that’s not bad going in my book.
While indie outfit BrewDog might shout the loudest – a brewery crowd-funded by its ‘Equity Punks’ and at least one headline grabbing beer a quarter – there are other equally interesting operators worth investigation.
So with an hour to kill in Aberdeen, we checked out Stonehaven-based brewer Six Degrees North, so-called as it sits six degrees north of Belgium.
Dubbing itself the Belgian brewer of Scotland, Six Degrees North boast its own brew 6°n, with variations like Scotch, Hop Classic and Hopocrisy, to name a few, as well as a staggering choice of 300+ bottled beers.
A traditional Belgium brewing processes is used while ‘pushing the boundaries’, according to its founders. In their Littlejohn Street premises, simple, tasty sandwiches and platters add to the experience.
A stripped back interior, low lighting and amiable staff make this a great place to sit back, relax and work your way through the menu.