Natural Selection Brewing is a collaborative project between ourselves, four MSc students – Euan, Dulcie, jonny, and tanya – at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling, and renowned Edinburgh brewers Stewart Brewing.

The beer style changes each year. To date there has been a red ale, 'Finch', a summer wheat beer, 'Anorak', a New World Saison, 'Origin', an all-British IPA, 'Mutiny on the Beagle', AND An extra special bitter, 'bitter descent'. The project continually evolves, and is now in its 6th year.

this year we bring volcan wolf! a black berliner weisse beer. this Tart & dark yet light and refreshing brew is named after the highest peak of the galapagos. this shield volcano was given the name of "wolf" in honor of the german naturalist, theodor wolf. Just as the theo continued to explore the islands after darwin and others before him, we are striving to explore different beer varieties & evolve the style in our own way. using roasted malts, different souring techniques, and a variety of hops we created our own take on the berliner weisse & can't wait to share a pint!

Volcan wolf launches july 8th at teviot row house at 7pm!

nsb team 2016

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Where can I find Bitter Descent?

We're as keen as you are to see our beer pouring on cask and keg! The beer has all been distributed, although it will vary from place to place when the keg or cask will be tapped - follow us on twitter to keep up to date, Otherwise, a full list of stockists below.

Contact Us


Sales: dulcie thomson - 07548073460


Stewart Brewing, 26a Dryden Road
Bilston Glen Ind Estate
EH20 9LZ

Twitter: @NatrlSelectBrew

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thanks to the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling and Stewart Brewing