Core Beers

Since Cross Borders Brewing Company launched to the public in July of 2016, we have released 5 core beers - Pale, IPA, Porter, Heavy and Braw. A mix of traditional styles mixed with a dash of new world hops, our range appeals to the classic and new pub drinkers, alike. 
Our beers are available in fined cask as well as unfined keg and can. This means our kegs and cans are vegan and vegetarian friendly and retain more of the hop character and flavours that make our core group taste great. 


Malts: Pale, Lager & Wheat

Hops: Admiral, Cascade, Summer, Dry Hop – Rakau

ABV: 5.2%

Enticing citrus and tropical notes dance on your taste buds as you’re whisked away to sunnier shores. A juicy, refreshing pale and our newest and final core beer. 

Best Enjoyed: On gloomy days in Scotland when you need an escape, or on bright days in Scotland when you want to celebrate the sun. Most days, then. 

Available in:

  • 9 Gallon Cask
  • 30L Eco Keg 
  • 330ml Can (as of April 2017)

Malts: Pale, Lager & Wheat

Hops: Sticklebract, Cascade & Pekko 

ABV: 3.8%

Expect notes of mint and lemon on the nose with a balanced citrus bitter finish. Our signature and flagship pale ale.

Best Enjoyed: Anytime you’re in the mood for a cracking pint o’ pale that’ll carry you through the day/night. Great on cask and brilliant on keg!

Available in:

  • 9 Gallon Cask
  • 30L Eco Keg
  • 330ml Can

Malts: Pale, Amber, Light Crystal & Wheat

Hops: Warrior & Delta 

ABV: 4.5%siba

Aromas of pear and pineapple tickle the nose, followed by a piney, resinous, bitter finish. 

Best Enjoyed: After work on a Monday….Tuesday…Wednesday…Thurs… you get the point. Whenever you need to wash those daily stresses away. 

Available in:

  • 9 Gallon Cask
  • 30L Eco Keg
  • 330ml Can

Malts: Chocolate, Dark Munich, Carafa 3, Pale & Wheat

Hops: Bramling Cross

ABV: 4.2%

The addition of a generous helping of oats combines with a selection of malts to create a delightfully roasted and smooth mouthfeel. Flavours of coffee, chocolate and subtle spice come through in the finish of this easily drinkable Porter. 

Best Enjoyed: Sat in a big cosy armchair by a roaring fire. Or by a campfire with mates. Or at a fireworks celebration. Basically, anywhere you can find a fire. 

Available in:

  • 9 Gallon Cask
  • 30L Eco Keg

Malts: Pale, Light Crystal, Wheat, Melanoidin & CaraRed

Hops: Bramling Cross

ABV: 4.1%

A sublime modern take on a traditional Scottish style, our malt forward Heavy is definitely not your Dad’s 80/-, with the addition of the Bramling Cross hop giving it a slight bite to the finish of this rich and balanced beer.

Best Enjoyed: On cask alongside a tasty game pie or cured meat and cheese board. 

Available in:

  • 9 Gallon Cask
  • 30L Eco Keg