Raising a glass to 160 years

• The McEwan’s team celebrates at Edinburgh venue The Caves.

One of the oldest names in Scottish beer celebrated its 160th anniversary in style last week as guests gathered at Edinburgh events space The Caves to raise a glass to McEwan’s.
Guests at the event were offered the chance to sample from the full McEwan’s range as well as enjoy a hog roast dinner and live music.
Edinburgh was selected for the birthday celebrations as the spiritual home of McEwan’s – the first pint of the beer is said to have been brewed by William McEwan at his Fountain Brewery founded in 1856.
The McEwan’s birthday bash forms part of a programme of anniversary-related events and giveaways organised by parent firm Charles Wells.
Acquiring the brand in 2011, Charles Wells has since expanded the McEwan’s range with the launch of a number of ales including IPA, Signature and Amber.