No Small Beer

03 March 2020

It is no secret that this small nation of ours enjoys a tipple or two but then we do seem to have the knack of combining whatever nature has to offer on our doorstep and turning it into a palatable delight.

Along with whisky and gin, beer has seen phenomenal growth in popularity over the past decade with brewers constantly experimenting with all manner of weird and wonderful concoctions and collaborations to deliver unique products appealing to a variety of taste buds.

There are now around 115 breweries in Scotland, an increase of some 230% over just 10 years. The growing brewing industry is celebrated in September at the Beer Matters conference and Scottish Beer Awards, an event Bruce Stevenson has been proud to support with our sponsorship of the Scottish Brewery of the Year award for the past two years.

For last years awards we felt duty-bound to pay the finalists a visit beforehand and, thanks to the hospitality of West, Stewart Brewing, Williams Bros, Fierce and BrewDog, we left with a much better understanding of the science and hard work that goes into every bottle and can that rattle off the production line. (Naturally, we did try a glass or two en route.)

In 2019 we successfully launched our bespoke Brewery Insurance product. This has been designed in partnership with a leading UK Insurer to meet the specific requirements of the brewing industry, allowing us to better serve our existing brewing Clients as well as appealing to others that are looking for relevant, competitive cover with a personal service.

In addition to the core covers of material damage, theft, business interruption, and liability, features include:
• Contamination of yeast cultures
• Bursting of bottles and barrels
• Festival, exhibition and brewery tours cover
• Kegs at third party locations
• Export market exposures

Coupled with our risk management and health and safety services, we are able to provide a market-leading comprehensive package to minimise the impact of a loss on the business and to ensure that well-earned pints can continue to be enjoyed.

Brewery Insurance is just one of our commercial insurance products. Discover more of the services we offer.


Kerr Henderson

Account Executive


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