The Good Beer Guide 2021

Applecross Brewing Company is very honoured to be included in The Good Beer Guide 2021


The Good Beer Guide is the ‘definitive’ guidebook to help you discover good pubs that serve real ale across the UK.

Since 1974 CAMRA has produced a completely independent regional guide to the best pubs covering the whole of the UK and Northern Ireland with listings based entirely on evaluation by CAMRA volunteers.

With a  unique breweries section listing every brewery – micro, regional and national – that produces real ale in the UK The Good Beer Guide is also an invaluable tool for professionals in the drinks and retail industry.

Now in its 48th edition, the beer-lovers’ bible is fully revised and updated each year to feature recommended pubs across the United Kingdom that serve the best real ale.

This is the complete book for beer lovers and for anyone wanting to find the UK’s finest pubs.


Derby Telegraph

A must on my to-do list is to call in on Applecross Craft Brewery.

Applecross, a tiny village on the remote west coast, overlooking Skye, is reached by a steep, winding pass and has an award-winning pub, the Applecross Inn. It’s been one of my favourite places on earth since my first visit, aged 19. But it didn’t have a brewery until this year and now it has.

In case you are thinking that this beer travelogue isn’t especially local, here’s a thing. The image of the Applecross pass with the brewery logo you see here was sent to me by the brewery’s graphic designer, Ron Raye. Ron’s in Massachusetts!


The Press and Journal

A group of people living in a west Highland community are pulling together so that they can produce their very own local pints.

The Applecross Brewing Company… hopes to be producing an initial range of three beers by the end of the year.

Philip Buckley, of the partnership, said: “We are a group of locals and friends of Applecross who got together and decided it would be a good idea to have our own brewery.”

Mr Buckley said: “We are all doing it for the fun of it. We meet every month and we all have different jobs, it is a real community effort.

“We will be producing our initial range of three beers by the end of this year. A light hoppy summer beer, a ruby Scottish ale and a dark porter. Our brewer, John Johnston has already co-ordinated brews with Drygate Brewery, Glasgow and Bute Brew Co in Rothesay.”



Read more at The Press and Journal


Steve the Beermeister


Check out the Applecross Craft Brewery… whose beer brewing is much better than their website maintenance (never yet been able to successfully access it). Anyway, Google it yourself and see how you get on. The beer though is a huge improvement on Skye Red.

I promised myself I’d try all three of the main brews but after my first pint of Applecross Inner Sound (4.7%), the dark ale, I was hooked.

I never did try the other two but I’m reliably informed they are very good. The dark ale is as you would expect… nutty, malty, very tasty! One is not enough so get someone else to drive. Excellent beer and a stunning location.

The other two ales on offer are Applecross Sanctuary Red Ale (4.0%) and Applecross Pale Ale (3.7%). It’s good to see the local pubs and restaurants supporting the local brewery. We did even spot them on sale in Portree on the Isle of Skye but at an eye-watering price of £6.70 per bottle. And yes, you can buy them by the bottle from the Applecross Inn as well (at a much more reasonable price).