The son of a brewery worker in the Midlands, Barney got his first taste ofbrewery & maltings work aged 16. A degree in Brewing & Distilling Science drew him to Edinburgh and number of positions in brewing & distilling followed.
Barney’s Beer was founded in 2010, moving to Summerhall in 2012. In December 2013 Barney’s Beer was declared one of the top 5 craft brewers in Scotland by The List magazine & in 2014 Red Rye was honoured with a gold award by SIBA Scotland (Volcano IPA picked up a silver). The regular beer line-up is Vital Juices, Red Rye, Capital Porter and Volcano IPA.