Take a tour. Hear our History. Taste a story brewing for 5000 years...
The Orkney Brewery is based in the former schoolhouse for Quoyloo, one mile from Skara Brae, in the heart of Neolithic Orkney.
The unrushed culture with its traditional values influences the way we make our beer. We give undivided attention to each stage of the brewing process to ensure that our beer reaches you in perfect condition.
Tours run daily and we welcome you to stay for a bite to eat in the Tasting Hall, while sampling our multiple award winning beers!
Browse our shop which offers local crafts, brewery merchandise and, of course, our fantastic ales.
Owned and run by Orcadian, Norman Sinclair, Orkney Brewery is Orkneys' oldest brewery and offers such iconic brands as Orkney Dark Island, Northern Light and the world famous Skull Splitter - named after Orkneys' notorious 7th Earl and its viking heritage.
Learn how we make our World Champion DARK ISLAND RESERVE strong dark ale and see for yourself why Orcadians are so appionate about the food and drink produced in these beautiful northern isles.
Please note we are closed from the end of October until mid March.