Booming business for an Alexandria based craft brewery means a relocation to bigger premises.

Award-winning Loch Lomond Brewery will move to the Vale of Leven Industrial Estate in Dumbarton.

Husband and wife team, Fiona and Euan MacEachern, started brewing in their kitchen in Luss on the shores of Loch Lomond.

Fiona told the Reporter: “We started back in 2011, I was running the day to day business, doing sales, accounts and deliveries with Euan helping me brew at the weekend. We were mainly supplying pubs, restaurants and small corner shops at that time.

“Fast forward to 2019 and we have eight employees and supply to pub chains, supermarkets, Scottish pubs and of course exporting to Europe and beyond.”

The duo won contracts with major stores like Asda, Morrisons and Lidl as well as with Wetherspoons.

Fiona continued: “Getting into supermarkets has been an important part of our business growth as has growing our direct deliveries into pubs and our export sales.

“The expansion will allow the business to grow in capacity which in turn will offer us the chance to enter new UK and foreign markets.

“We are very fortunate to have a great team who have a shared vision for the business and its growth.”

The team of five brewing staff currently produce up to 10,000 litres each week on their 10 barrel brewhouse.

The new premises will house a state of the art 35 hectolitre brew house which will mean they can brew double or triple the amount of beer.

A West Dunbartonshire Council licensing board meeting was told how the business couldn’t meet the growing demand for their ales.

The board granted the application without objections.

Along with their brand new brewing system, there is also investment in a canning line.

But it’s not just new equipment that they’re improving, as the firm also has plans to invest in their staff.