Kelburn Brewery

The Kelburn Brewing Company is a family run business based in Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, Scotland. It is run by Derek Moore, his son Ross and daughter Karen. The company was formed in October 2001 and commenced brewing in April 2002.

In the mid seventies, Derek realised that the quality of ale in the U.K. left something to be desired and determined to do something about it.

As a science graduate from Paisley University he had some knowledge of the brewing process and decided to develop this through his experiments in home brewing. He was greatly assisted by the brewers at the now sadly defunct Strathalbyn Brewery.

His love of good quality ale caused him to join the Campaign for Real Ale in 1978 and later to form the Renfrewshire Branch of CAMRA in 1981. In 1997 Derek helped form the Houston Brewery where he and his son Ross brewed award-winning ales.