GREAT NEWS – We now have a brewery shop!!

It's probably the smallest you'll find, but never the less it's a SHOP where you can purchase all of your Top Out supplies directly from us at the brewery!!!

Available are single bottles, or (mixed) cases of 12. If you're after a cask or pin for your next event, we are happy to help out!! However, please get in touch in good time!!

We are open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm – for any changes please check updates on Twitter or Facebook.

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Brewery Assistant Needed at Top Out Brewery

Top Out Brewery is looking for an enthusiastic and reliable Brewery Assistant (m/f) – part time

We are a small microbrewery in Loanhead just south of Edinburgh, brewing a range of award-winning and unconventional craft beers since 2013. We have undergone a steady growth over the past few years and are now requiring an additional pair of hands to meet demands due to increasing sales.

The position is part-time based (approx. 15-20 hours/week) and a fix-term 1-year appointment, following a successful probation period of 3 month, with the potential of conversion to permanent and full-time. Hours of work are generally from 9am to 5pm, however, working patterns can be flexible and will be discussed with the successful candidate to suit requirements. Salary is £8.25 per hour, the current voluntary living wage.

The successful candidate will be provided with full training working closely with the head brewer on all aspects of production in view to become self-sufficient to carry out daily tasks unsupervised.

Tasks and duties include:
Cleaning of equipment,
Cask washing and filling,
Bottling and labelling,
Order preparation and delivery,
Occasional bar work at events.

Requirements for the role:
All applicants must be physically fit and show a good work ethic. You must have a keen interest to work in the brewing industry and to represent our brand in a professional manner.

A background in the food/drinks industry would be beneficial but not essential. A clean and full UK driver’s licence would also be desirable, but not essential.

To apply:
Please send a brief cover letter stating how you would fit this role and an up to date CV to or via mail to Top Out Brewery, Unit3, 6b Dryden Road, Loanhead, EH20 9LZ.

Closing date: 27/11/2017

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Drei Hopped

New beer release by Top Out

The latest addition to Top Out’s core range is DREI HOPPED a low-ABV, heavily hopped Rye Pale Ale. Drei is German for three and the number of new world hop varieties used in this, of course, dry-hopped beer. This beer has all the qualities of a quaffable session pale ale despite its low alcohol content, which is achieved by the addition of rye giving the beer depth and body.

We are launching Drei Hopped at The Hippo Taproom in Glasgow on May 3, with further tap takeovers planned at the Jolly Judge in Edinburgh and the Town Mouse Ale House in Newcastle (dates to be confirmed). Bottles will be going on sale from May 10..

If you want to stock Top Out’s distinctive beers, please contact Michael or Andi to place an order or for samples on 0131 440 0270 or

Berlin Int Beer Competition Medal Gold

Berlin Int Beer Competition Medal Bronze

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Top Out Brewery Wins 4 Awards at the Berlin International Beer Competition

Top Out Brewery on the southside of Edinburgh has just won four awards at the 1st Annual Berlin International Beer Competition, where close to 100 beers competed. The craft brewer’s Cone IPA and Smoked Porter won Gold medals, which means that the trade-only judging panel ‘love it’. Simon Says-on won a respectable bronze medal, while Top Out also won the overall accolade of ‘Scotland Brewery of the Year’.

“We picked three interesting beers we thought would do well and then waited for the results,” says Head Brewer, Michael Hopert. “Three out of three beers won medals so we’re delighted.”

“Our beers are inspired by brewers across the world and our German heritage, and our craft beers draw on German, Belgian, American and Scottish brewing traditions.”

Both Michael Hopert and co-owner Andi Scheib are German, so they are keen to export their uncompromising beers from Scotland to Germany. The competition helps beers break into the European Market as the beers are tasted by multiple trade buyers.

The Cone is an American-style IPA and takes its name from the hop plant. It receives rave reviews for its intense, complex hoppy profile. Their Smoked Porter is full flavoured and smooth, and, of course, combines notes from both German beech wood and Scottish peat smoke.

Simon Says-on is a pink Berry Saison fruit beer, brewed in collaboration with Simon Martin from Real Ale Craft Beer, Britain’s most popular video beer reviewer.

Like the New York competition, the trade-only judges at the Berlin competition were retail buyers, hotels, restaurants, distributors, mixologists, and importers.

These judges’ livelihood relies upon knowing what consumers want, and they receive feedback on a daily basis on what’s good and sells. The panel included drinks industry professionals from Austria, the UK, France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands and elsewhere.

Top Out Brewery has a growing stable of core beers, from pale ales to Altbier and wheat beer, and a steady stream of unusual seasonal beers and collaborations. Reflecting the brewing team’s love of climbing and the outdoors, all Top Out’s beers have distinctive labels which show famous climbing routes up Scottish or Welsh mountains ‘topping out’ in the ‘O’ of Top Out.

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If you want to stock Top Out’s distinctive beers, please contact Michael or Andi to place an order or for samples on 0131 440 0270 or

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Changes at the Top for Top Out Brewery

Andi Scheib has teamed up with Michael Hopert, head brewer and co-founder of Top Out Brewery in south Edinburgh. He recently called time on his globetrotting career as a geologist to follow his beer-filled dreams.

Andi fills the boots of co-founder Moo Birch, who is topping out after three and half years to pursue alternative routes outside brewing.

Andi, originally from Germany, has long been a passionate brewer and baker; he has been known to knock up a batch of freshly baked rolls and a cold beer whilst in the remote outback of Australia. His love for craft beer, the outdoors and maps are a perfect match for Top Out, who’s beer labels feature maps of famous Scottish climbing routes ‘topping’ out at the summit.

Those who love Top Out’s flavoursome beers can rest assured that brewing will continue to hike ahead with head brewer Michael remaining chief flavour alchemist.

Andi says: “We have a growing range of core beers and a steady stream of seasonal beers, from session pale ales and a super-hoppy IPA (aptly called The Cone), to altbier, wheat beer and smoked porter. In fact, our Schmankerl wheat beer is currently featuring in Aldi’s beer festival.

Michael and I plan to step up brewing and have big plans for 2017. We want to add a couple more exciting beers to our core range so will be working hard to share our beers with more beer lovers.”

In ‘Twelve of the Best Scottish Craft Beers’, The Scotsman Food & Drink recently described The Cone as: “An excellent tipple from one of the most under-rated breweries in the country. This is a masterfully-crafted IPA in the American tradition – 6.8% with 100 IBUs (International Bitter Units), punchy, resinous, packed with flavour and length.”

Michael and Andi’s love of climbing and the outdoors will continue to play a major role in taking the brand and beers forward and they have ambitious plans to ensure their beers are more widely available.

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Eaglesham Beer Festival 2017

Top Out Brewery Features at Eaglesham Beer Festival 2017

Now an annual event offering up top quality craft beer, fine wines, thirst-quenching cider, great food and live entertainment, Eaglesham Beer Festival is a chance to showcase the best of Scottish producers.

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Scottish real ale festival 2017

Top Out Brewery Features at the Scottish Real Ale Festival 2017

The Scottish Real Ale Festival is Scotland's premier beer festival where you get the opportunity to try a large range of real ales sourced solely from the best breweries in Scotland.

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Berwick food and beer festival

Top Out Brewery Features at Berwick Food & Beer Festival

Top Out Brewery will be at the Berwick Food and Beer Festival (2nd - 4th September). The organisers, Slow Food, are brewing up plans to showcase the region’s local ales. With support from main festival sponsor, Simpsons Malt, there will be beer tasting, ciders, cocktails and entertainment throughout the event.

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Simon Says-On

Brewing Berry Saison with the UK’s most Popular Video Craft Ale Reviewer

Top Out Brewery in Edinburgh recently brewed a summer Berry Saison beer in collaboration with Simon Martin from Real Ale Craft Beer, Britain's most popular video beer reviewer. The tasty brew is aptly called ‘Simon Says-On’.

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Simon from Real Ale Craft Beer has just visited us to brew a Berry Saison.

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The berries for our Saison collaboration brew go in!

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The berries for our Saison collaboration brew go in!

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Ultra Rare Bourbon County Stout Clone Brewed By Michael Hopert From Top Out Brewery

Reviewed by Simon from Real Ale Craft Beer

Stockbridge Tap

Top Out Brewery Launches New Real Ales at Stockbridge Tap

Top Out Brewery invites beer lovers to a tap takeover and meet the brewer at Edinburgh’s Stockbridge Tap to launch its new, single hop Pale Ale on Wednesday 9th March from 6pm.

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Top Out tap take over

Last Chance to Taste Scotland’s Hoppiest IPA

A ‘Tap Takeover and Meet the Brewer’ at The Pot Still in Glasgow on Thursday 30th July by Top Out Brewery offers the last chance to drink one of Scotland’s hoppiest IPAs, ‘The Cone’, due to a shortage of its all-American Simcoe hops.

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The Cone

Hop Shortage Hits Scotland’s Best IPA

An American-style craft beer brewed by Edinburgh’s Top Out Brewery, ‘The Cone’, has been described as “Scotland’s best IPA”. The intensely hoppy craft brew has received rave reviews, but Top Out will shortly be brewing the last batch because of a shortage of its all-important American hops.

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Top Out Brewery's Wheat Beer Features in Aldi's Scottish Beer Festival

Schmankerl, a Bavarian-style wheat beer from Top Out Brewery, is featuring in Aldi’s Scottish Beer Festival for the second time. ‘Schmankerl’ means ‘delicacy’ or ‘treat’ in the Bavarian dialect and is already becoming a popular Scottish wheat beer.

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Six of the best from Aldi’s spring beer festival

Back in November 2012, the chain launched its first Scottish beer festival, with 27 beers going on sale at its 44 stores throughout Scotland. Today, the company is launching its sixth festival, with 50 brewers each supplying a tipple for the shelves of its now 60 shops.

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