It all started on a sunny day on October 5th, 1983. We'd love to say that it was one of the most memorable days of founder, Ken Brooker's life, but that night he hosted one of his legendary tasting sessions and he can't remember much about it. In the years that follow, Ken continues to brew beers in his shed and host his friends. Word spreads and his friends begin to bring along their friends and their friends' friends, until eventually Tuesday nights at Ken's attracts up to 40 people!
Harviestoun Brewery was founded in 1984 by Ken Brooker, an employee of Ford Motor Company for over 20 years, and Eric Harris on a farm just outside Dollar in the midst of beautiful Dollar Glen in Central Scotland. Ken and Eric pieced together a brewing setup and installed it in a 200 year old building on the farm. Former Vaux brewer Stewart Cail later joined the team and is still the head brewer.
Harviestoun Brewery is a brewery based in Alva in Clackmannanshire, Scotland.