Our story is one of discovery, legend and a passion for home brewing that has lead us to where we are today. A tale of brothers and a brotherhood of brewers that now span the continents. It is one that we hope may inspire others to follow in our wake and become part of the ever increasing and rich Craft Beer community.
The Williams Bros. Brewing Co. started life in the humble ‘Glenbrew’ homebrew shop in Glasgow. This was the family owned business that was both our occupation and passion. In 1988 a lady of Gaelic descent came into the shop with a translation of the recipe for ‘Leanne Fraoch’ that had been handed down through the generations. It was her simple goal to recreate a batch of this historic brew to share with her family.
In 2004 we took over the ‘Forth Brewery’ at Kellibank, Alloa where Maclay’s had been contract brewing and packaging their beers since the sale of their old Alloa brewery. It was at this stage in proceedings that Heather Ale Ltd became Williams Bros. Brewing Co. and the decision was made to brew a series of contemporary brews (along side our historic range). This has lead us to be regarded as one of Scotland’s most eclectic and prolific Craft Beer companies.
Since taking over the brewery we have created over 25 new recipes and expanded the site, investing in new equipment (most recently our keg machine), additional staff and we continue to brew, bottle, package and even contract package for other Scottish brewers.
Here we stand in Alloa, the old brew capital of Scotland, as the last remaining Alloa brewery: - A Brotherhood of brewers now supplying our beer the world over.