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The Best Scottish Beers

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Beers from the country of Scotland.

Scots love to drink, so it's no surprise they make great beers. In addition to their awesome accents, pub-lined streets, haggis, kilts, and bagpipes, Scotland is home to delicious beers. This list has the best Scottish beers, as ranked by beer drinkers.

Beer has been produced in Scotland for over 5,000 years, longer than anywhere else in Europe. These people know their stuff, so it’s no wonder that some of the world’s best beers hail from Scotland. The most popular styles of beer produced in Scotland are the famous Scotch Ale and India Pale Ale.

This list contains the most popular types of Scottish beer, including: Harviestoun Ola Dubh, BrewDog Dog A, BrewDog Paradox Isle of Arran, BrewDog / Mikkeller I Hardcore You, BrewDog Paradox Jura, Harviestoun Ola Dubh 1991, Traquair Jacobite Ale, BrewDog Cocoa Psycho, and Orkney Dark Island Reserve.

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  • BrewDog Paradox Jura
    1

    BrewDog Paradox Jura

    15%
  • Harviestoun Ola Dubh
    2

    Harviestoun Ola Dubh

    8% alcohol
  • Orkney Dark Island Reserve
    3

    Orkney Dark Island Reserve

    10% alcohol
  • Tempest Red Eye Flight
    5

    Tempest Red Eye Flight

    7.4% alcohol
  • Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Engineer’s Reserve
    6

    Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Engineer’s Reserve

    9% alcohol
  • BrewDog / Nøgne Ø Mikkeller Black Tokyo* Horizon
    7

    BrewDog / Nøgne Ø Mikkeller Black Tokyo* Horizon

    17.2% alcohol
  • BrewDog Tokyo
    8

    BrewDog Tokyo

    16.5% alcohol
  • BrewDog Punk IPA
    9

    BrewDog Punk IPA

    5.6% alcohol
  • Harviestoun Ola Dubh (18 Year Old)
    10

    Harviestoun Ola Dubh (18 Year Old)

    8% alcohol
  • BrewDog Abstrakt AB:13
    11

    BrewDog Abstrakt AB:13

    11.3% alcohol
  • Harviestoun Ola Dubh (12 Year Old)
    12

    Harviestoun Ola Dubh (12 Year Old)

    8% alcohol
  • BrewDog Hello, My Name Is Ingrid
    13

    BrewDog Hello, My Name Is Ingrid

    8.2% alcohol
  • BrewDog Paradox Isle of Arran
    14

    BrewDog Paradox Isle of Arran

    10% alcohol
  • BrewDog Coffee & Chocolate
    15

    BrewDog Coffee & Chocolate

    9.5% alcohol
  • Harviestoun Ola Dubh 1991
    16

    Harviestoun Ola Dubh 1991

    10.5% alcohol
  • BrewDog Old World Russian Imperial Stout
    17

    BrewDog Old World Russian Imperial Stout

    9.5% alcohol
  • Traquair 900
    18

    Traquair 900

    9% alcohol
  • Harviestoun Ola Dubh (16 Year Old)
    19

    Harviestoun Ola Dubh (16 Year Old)

    8% alcohol
  • Harviestoun Ola Dubh (30 Year Old)
    20

    Harviestoun Ola Dubh (30 Year Old)

    8% alcohol
  • BrewDog Hardcore IPA
    21

    BrewDog Hardcore IPA

    9.2% alcohol
  • BrewDog Dog A
    22

    BrewDog Dog A

    15.1% alcohol
  • BrewDog / Ballast Point San Diego Scotch Ale
    23

    BrewDog / Ballast Point San Diego Scotch Ale

    11.9% alcohol
  • BrewDog Abstrakt AB:12
    24

    BrewDog Abstrakt AB:12

    11.2% alcohol
  • BrewDog Cocoa Psycho
    25

    BrewDog Cocoa Psycho

    10% alcohol