Welcome to Islay Ales
Islay Ales is the only brewery on the beautiful Isle of Islay, off the West Coast of Scotland.
Islay Ales produce hand crafted, high quality cask and bottle conditioned beers (also known as real ale) to be enjoyed at the following pubs, restaurants and hotels on Islay: Port Charlotte Hotel, Lochindaal Hotel (Port Charlotte), Bridgend Hotel, Harbour Inn (Bowmore), The Taste (Bowmore), Islay Hotel (Port Ellen), Ardview Inn (Port Ellen), An Tigh Seinsse (Portnahaven), Port Askaig Hotel, Yan's Kitchen (Port Charlotte), Ardbeg Distillery, Kilchoman Distillery or, should the mood take you, at home.
The Lochside Hotel in Bowmore is currently not stocking our ales
The Brewery and Visitors Centre are open for tours and tastings Monday to Saturday from 10.30am until 5.00pm during the summer and from 10.30am until 4.00pm during the winter. If you are coming a long way to visit us it is always worth phoning ahead to check that we will be able to do a tour for you.
We have just received notification from Aldi's that they are wanting to have our Saligo Ale back again for this year's Summer Beer Festival in their Scottish Stores! In the past few months we have sent 2 shipments of 75 cases to Switzerland, a shipment of 150 cases to France and a shipment of 136 cases to Germany. We have just released in to our shop 2 brews made partly using grist from Kilchoman Distillery, a dark version and a pale version!! Our 2 special brews for Bowmore Distillery are now sitting in their respective casks in the store awaiting bottling at the start of May.
We have just ordered in new clothing ready for the summer season. These should be available in time for the Whisky Festival in May so look out for some new colours!