Scotland has a long and successful history of brewing beer using its high quality
barley and abundant water. Lomax Press is proud to celebrate this tradition through
the publication of a series of books which will list and describe the brewers and
breweries of Scotland, county by county.
The Brewers and Breweries of Fife is the third in this series and it is hoped that
the reader will be inspired to track down what remains of the historic brewing industry
in Scotland, and to sample responsibly the products of the growing number of innovative
microbreweries which have been founded over recent years.
In this book you will discover why Anstruther was thought to be the most drunken
town on the Fife coast, about Cupar’s own Mitchell brothers, and learn about illicit
distilling in Dunfermline.
The book should appeal to anyone with an interest in beer and its production, and
brings together information and illustrations about breweries across the county,
from Abbotshall to Woodhaven.
Brewery historians will find information on brewers, breweries and their beers from
1495 to the present day, and pictures and locations of brewery buildings.
Family historians will find over 1,100 references to brewers and their relations,
from Abercrombie to Younger.
The brewers and breweries of Fife, by Forbes Gibb. 2012. 160p., illustrated.