The Ullapool Beer festival was created to help celebrate the vast diversity of the real ales of the Highlands of Scotland, Now in its
15th Year, we hope to increase the amount of people that come to the area in order to sample some of the best things that the people of the Highlands do well, namely good beer, good food and excellent hospitality.
Hosted in the Morefield Motel, Ullapool, the festival offers a friendly atmosphere in a great village. As well as a great selection of wonderful beers, we also offer great food, accommodation and a relaxing break away. On the NC500, in the heart of the Highlands.
Broughton Ales is a brewery in Broughton, in the Scottish Borders. The brewery was founded in 1979 by David Younger and James Collins in Broughton village and was the first initiated Scottish microbrewery. Broughton produces traditional cask conditioned beer, bottled beer and keg beer
The tranquil Orkney Islands, with their fertile farming lands and fishing grounds, have been inhabited for over 5000 years. The Orkney brewery is housed in the former schoolhouse in Quoyloo one mile from Skara Brae in the heart of Neolithic Orkney.
We have three fine examples from the Cairngorm Brewery.
The Cairngorm Brewery Company, established in 2001, is situated in the village of Aviemore within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. We brew traditional ales with a fresh new edge, by using well established brewing methods, the finest malted and roast barley, hops and crystal clear mountain water.
WooHa Brewing Company is dedicated to making great tasting bottle and KeyKeg conditioned beer and sharing it with our friends across the globe.
Using expertly blended malts, balanced flavours and cold, clear Scottish water, WooHa produces a range of award winning ales and lager using traditional methods with a twist.
Born out of a passion for making cider in the best possible way, combined with belief in the quality of Scottish produce, and asking why not, came Thistly Cross Cider; Scotland's award winning farmhouse ciders. Established as a collaboration between farmer, Ian Rennie, and artist-turned-cidermaker, Peter Stuart, in 2008, Thistly Cross has gained a reputation for making ciders that people rave about.
Windswept Brewing Co produce modern and contemporary ales, hand crafted for exceptional taste. We only use the freshest natural ingredients and never use Isinglass finings in our beers, making them suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Brewing started in late 2012, and less than a year later Windswept Brewing Co Ltd were awarded Gold Medals for APA and Wolf as the Best Strong Bitter and Best Premium Strong Beers in Scotland by the Society of Independent Brewers. APA then went on to win Bronze in the SIBA national championships at Beer X. We have also been named the best new brewery in Scotland 2013 by RateBeer.
Stewart Brewing, founded in 2004 by Steve and Jo Stewart, is Edinburgh's local, independent brewery. Our business is based on two very basic principles:
to produce beers of the highest quality possible.
to provide an exceptional service to its customers.
Stewart Brewing quickly established itself as one of Scotland's most successful and reputable breweries. Over the years we have continued to innovate and develop, whilst upholding the traditional ethos of Edinburgh's rich brewing history..
We source the finest ingredients to use in our beers and we feel this is reflected in the consistency of the finished product. In the last 17 years we have gone from strength to strength, winning 65-plus industry awards and gaining a reputable position in the trade. We are very proud of what we do and hope that beer drinkers out there will continue to drink and enjoy our beers.
Kippen Railway Station, now home to our brewery, sits at the foot of the Fintry Hills in the heart of rural Stirlingshire, with views across the Forth valley to the mountains of the South West Highlands. We brew modern interpretations of classic styles, with an emphasis on bold flavours and new world hops
It has always been our intention to promote, show case and celebrate micro breweries of the Highlands and Islands and we are pleased to offer a great selection of favourites and new treats each year. 2019 is no different and we have 11 breweries and many great beers and ciders to sample.
We also offer a full range of regular drinks, along with our restaurant menu in the mariners restaurant and a special beer festival menu throughout the 3 days.
Click on breweries to the left for information about them and what we will have on offer in 2019.
We have great local musicians playing over the festival. A selection of music and tastes compliments the beer at Ullapool Beer Festival! Click on pictures for more details.
Music usually starts about 7.30 pm and carries on until late but remember we will be open all day offering meals, snacks and of course an extensive range of beers from all the breweries we have this year along with our regular selection of wines, spirits (including some fine malts) and soft drinks.
From Inverness To Ullapool: Follow the A835 from Inverness and this should take approx. 1 hour and 20 minutes.
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From Glasgow To Ullapool: Leave Glasgow on the M80 and head for Stirling. Take the A9 towards Perth and follow it on to Inverness. Follow the A835 from Inverness towards Ullapool.
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Getting to Inverness
EasyJet flights from throughout the UK to Inverness
BA flights from Gatwick to Inverness
Inverness Airport Inverness Airport Information Rail:
National Rail train links from throughout the UK to Inverness Buses
Inverness to Ullapool
Stagecoach Inverness to Ullapool Car Hire Inverness
Car Hire from Airport and Rail Station
Car Hire from Inverness Airport
If you have any queries, would like to book a room, dine with us or anything else we can help with, please let us know. We always aim to ensure our guests and festival attendees have as great a time as possible and are happy to assist where we can.