Harviestoun Brewery


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Tour details

Tours at Harviestoun are popular and should always be arranged in advance. The standard tour includes a walk around the brewery, an overview of the production process tuned into the level of the audience, plus a chance to see, smell and feel the ingredients and an entertaining history of brewing.

After that visitors move to the nearby new warehouse where one of the brewery's iconic beers, Ola Dubh, snug in its Highland Park barrels, rests and matures.

A general tasting or a tutored tasting follows depending on arrangements.

Tours last approximately 60-90mins.

Public Transport

Train: Bridge of Allan, 9 miles
Bus: Alva, 0.5 miles

Opening times

Mon-Fri:  9am – 5pm
Bank Holidays: open, call for exact times


The standard tour is free to all


There is no restaurant/café onsite but the brewery team recommends the King's Seat in nearby Dollar for great food and Casque Marque approved beers.

Get in Touch

01259 769100

Twitter: @HarviestounBrew
Facebook: Harviestoun Brewery

Harviestoun Brewery
Hillfoots Business Village Alva Industrial Estate
FK12 5DQ
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Six miles east of historic Stirling, the village of Alva, nestling at the foot of the beautiful Ochill Hills (a walking mecca), plays host to one of the world’s most renowned breweries – Harviestoun. 

From humble beginnings in founder Ken Brooker’s kitchen, through corporate ownership and back to independence, Harviestoun remains among the true elite in the craft brewing world.

The creations of head brewer Stuart Cail and his four-strong “Brew Crew” are serious taste sensations, but the inspiration behind them is born from the joy of experimental brewing rather than any boring recipe book.

The core range of beers is diverse and critically acclaimed, whilst the limited edition releases are superlative and sought after. The seasonal guest casks are playful, beautifully thought out and humourously endorsed by Harvie mouse, the resident brewery mascot.

Harviestoun has built a great relationship with its customers face to face and through social media. It welcomes visitors to its brewery shop and onto its (appointment only) tours – you won’t be disappointed.


Schiehallion – World’s Best Pils 2008, World Beer Awards

Bitter & Twisted – World’s Best Ale 2007, World Beer Awards

Bitter & Twisted – Supreme Champion Beer of Britain 2003, CAMRA


Harviestoun supports the Children's Hospice Association Scotland

Eco-friendly Initiatives

Spent mash is fed to local cows!