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The Harviestoun Brewery was founded on October 5th 1983, in the shed of founder Ken Brooker. In 1986 a brewery is set up in a 200 year old farm in the beautiful Dollar glen. In 2004 a new 60 barrel brew house was built from scratch just a few miles down the road. Two years later the brewery was sold to Caledonian Breweries, in 2008 Caledonian Breweries keep Harviestoun out of a deal and accepts an offer from Scottish and Newcastle, that returns the Harviestoun brewery back to an independent brewer.
Some of the Brewery's Range
Bitter & Twisted - First brewed in 1997
Broken Dial -
Old Engine Oil - First brewed in 2000
Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve -
Schiehallion - Pronounced "She-hal-i-on"
Harviestoun IPA -
Ola Dubh 12 - Pronounced "ola-doo" first conceived in 2007. Consists of Old Engine Oil (amped up to 10.5%) and aged for up to 6 months in casks that previously held Highland Park 12 Year Old single malt.
Ola Dubh 16 - As per the Ola Dubh 12 but aged for up to 6 months in casks that previously held Highland Park 16 Year Old single malt.
Ola Dubh 18 - As per the Ola Dubh 12 but aged for up to 6 months in casks that previously held Highland Park 18 Year Old single malt.
9th Legion -
The Ridge -
Over the years the brand identity is updated and re-launched with subtle changes, a change of Logo or a new font.
Sometimes this brand update is done by the new owners after a brewery has been sold, other times just to give the brand a fresh new look on the ever growing market.
Below are some notes to help identify some of these changes and an aid to reference the year of the glass.