Natural Selection Brewing launch Common Ancestor

Natural Selection Brewing launch Common Ancestor

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Jun 29, 2017
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Six years ago, I met up with a quartet of fresh-faced youngsters hoping to make it big in the world of brewing. The foursome were the first iteration of a project designed to become something much bigger as time went on – the debut of Natural Selection Brewing Co – the ultimate test-environment for prospective […]

Natural Selection Brewing launch Bitter Descent

Natural Selection Brewing launch Bitter Descent

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Jul 3, 2015
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Edinburgh is a city built on its traditions of brewing, and yet new institutions are added to the roster all the time. For example, one of the newer of these additions is celebrating its fifth anniversary this very week. It was that long ago that the collaboration project between the Institute of Brewing and Distilling […]

Introducing Natural Selection Brewing, 2014

Introducing Natural Selection Brewing, 2014

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Jun 30, 2014
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The NSB team, (L-R) Doug, Ben, Jonny, Craig, Amaey. Photo by James Porteous, used with permission Now we’re past the summer solstice, the Edinburgh Festival looms large, just around the corner. But, before then, time has come for another of the city’s annual happenings; this year’s Natural Selection Brewing release is set to hit the […]

EIBF Wednesday – Crosstown Traffic

EIBF Wednesday – Crosstown Traffic

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Jul 11, 2013
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On paper, the Wednesday of the Edinburgh Independents’ extravaganza was always going to involve the most legwork – with a tri-pubbed Brodies mini-festival-within-a-festival, a Harbour event at the Caley Sample Room, and the (non-EIBF) launch of the new Natural Selection Heriot-Watt beer; it figured to be the night that most resembled last year’s format of […]

Natural Selection Brewing launch Anorak

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Jul 12, 2012
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More than one pint was made available… Time certainly flies along in the world of brewing – was it really twelve months ago that we ducked into the Guildford Arms for the debut of Natural Selection’s first beer? It must have been, as the annual project for MSc students at Heriot-Watt has come round again. […]

Natural Selection Brewing launch Finch

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Jul 22, 2011
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Earlier this week we previewed the launch of Natural Selection Brewing’s debut beer – Finch, a 6.5% ‘robust red ale’. Four students of Heriot Watt’s Brewing and Distilling postgrad course have come together to design, produce and market their own beer – from scratch – using the pilot plant at the Uni, and then the […]

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