Loomshed Hebridean BreweryUnit 3, Iomairt an Obain
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Loomshed Brewery was set up by Calumn Bennett in late 2018, and began production Easter 2019, and the tap room is open for people to call in and sample the beers, but it is hoped that range of locally-made Hebridean food celebrating the landscape, crofting heritage and the local character of the people will also be available.
Currently, production is "craft keg" (filtered, carbonated etc), and (technically NOT real ale) but cask versions are hoped for if there is sufficient local demand. Beers available are:-
"Crofter"- A “British” IPA with robust malt foundation with two hop varieties to add depth of flavour. Look for earthy pine-cones and green-tea ‘matcha’ followed by fruity citrus and blackcurrant. “Iasgair” - (means fisherman in the islands’ native Gaelic.) A Craft lager has a clean bite from the hops gives way to biscuit-malt sweetness. Together they create a balanced taste, and a refreshing but full-flavoured beer
Also have a range of special and seasonal brews in the tap-room.
In keeping with the local customs, Loomshed does not open or brew on a Sunday.
DIRECTIONS - as though you were going to join the ferry in Tarbert, but straight on to Scaplay. Note, at time of entering this data, the HS3 3DS postcode was not on the WhatPub system, HS3 3DL has been used instead as a (close but genuine) default.
OPENING TIMES / Tastings & Tours
The premisis licence, which will come into force 1 Oct 2019 will allow both on and off sales, with tastings and tours at 3pm Mon - Sat. However, Calum can direct you to the local shop or pubs where you can buy Loomshed Beers, including:-
HARRIS Harris Hotel, Tarbert Hotel Hebrides, Tarbert Machair Kitchen, Nisabost The Anchorage, Leverburgh AD Munro, Tarbert Ardhasaig Stores, Ardhasaig An Clachan, Leverburgh
LEWIS McNeill’s Bar, Stornoway The Harbour Kitchen, Stornoway Cross Inn, Ness
PICTURE The picture used was supplied by Calum Bennett of Loomshed for CAMRAs use only.