Make a beer map of the British Isles

The Project

I’m working (if it can be called work) on creating a map of the British Isles using bottle caps from regional beers. That mainly involves getting obscure beers from across the country and drinking them. There are a few rules:

  1. Only one beer from each brewery
  2. The beer must have an interesting bottlecap
  3. I have to have actually drunk the beer the cap comes from

The first two rules are make sure the map looks interesting. The last one is because I like beer.

Progress

So far I’ve managed to get beers from 105 different breweries. A bit of rough maths puts the target at either 150 to to make an A3 sized map of britain or 300 for an A2 sized one.

The list contains a couple of beers as well as different breweries. This is because smaller breweries are always being bought up by bigger companies but these beers seem too important to exclude. Currently I’ve got bottle caps from:

  • Adnams
  • Bad Co.
  • Banks's
  • Bass Brewery
  • Bath Ales
  • Bathams Brewery
  • Beavertown Brewery
  • Belhaven Brewery
  • Big Hug Brewing
  • Black Sheep
  • Bootleg Brewing Company
  • Boyne Brewhouse
  • Brains Brewery
  • Brakspear Brewery
  • Brew By Numbers
  • Brewdog
  • Bristol Beer Factory
  • Butcombe Brewery
  • Cairngorm Brewery Company
  • Caledonian Brewery
  • Calvors Brewery
  • Camden Town Brewery
  • Camerons Brewery
  • Carlow Brewing Company
  • Carlsberg
  • Castle Rock Brewery
  • Chadlington Brewery
  • Chapel Down Winery
  • Charles Wells Brewery
  • Cheddar Ales
  • Courage
  • Dark Star Brewing
  • Dartmoor Brewery
  • Everards
  • Fullers
  • Fyne Ales
  • Galway Bay Brewery
  • Gipsy Hill
  • Good Chemistry Brewing
  • Greene King
  • Guinness
  • Hall and Woodhouse
  • Harbour Brewing Company
  • Hard Knott Brewery
  • Harviestoun Brewery
  • Hillside Brewery
  • Hiver
  • Hogs Back Brewery
  • Holden's Brewery
  • Hook Norton Brewery
  • Hopback Brewery
  • Hope Brewery
  • Howling Hops
  • Ilkley Brewery
  • Innis and Gunn
  • Jennings Lakeland Ales
  • K1
  • Marston's Brewery
  • McEwan's
  • McGargles
  • Meantime Brewing Company
  • Morland
  • Mount St Bernard Abbey
  • My Generation Beer Co.
  • Nethergate Brewery
  • New Lion Brewery
  • Newcastle Brown
  • Old Chimneys Brewery
  • Otter Brewery
  • Pressure Drop
  • Purity Brewing Company
  • Ram Brewery
  • Redchurch Brewery
  • Rhymney Brewery
  • Ringwood Brewery
  • Robinsons Brewery
  • Saltaire Brewery
  • Samuel Smith's
  • Sharp's Brewery
  • Shepherd Neame Brewery
  • Smithwicks Brewery
  • St Austell Brewery
  • St Peters Brewery
  • Station Works Brewery
  • Stewart Brewing
  • Tempest Brew Co.
  • Tennent's
  • The Orkney Brewery
  • Theakston Brewing Company
  • Thornbridge
  • Timothy Taylors
  • Tiny Rebel
  • Titanic Brewery
  • Track Brewing Co.
  • Vibrant Forest
  • Weird Beard Beer Co.
  • West Berkshire Brewery
  • Wild Beer Company
  • Williams Bros. Brewing Co.
  • Wiper and True
  • Wold Top Brewery
  • Wychwood Brewery
  • Wye Valley Brewery
  • Wylam Brewery
  • Young's Brewery

Wish List

There are also a tonne of beers I’m still after. The following are all ones I’m fairly confident have custom bottlecaps:

  • Alechemy Brewing Ltd
  • Black Isle Beer
  • Boyne Brewery
  • Bullfinch Brewery
  • Burton Bridge
  • By The Horns
  • City of Cambridge Brewery
  • Eight Degrees
  • Fierce Beer
  • Kinnegar Brewing
  • Liverpool Craft Beer Co.
  • Porterhouse Brewing Co
  • Salcombe Brewery
  • Savour Beer
  • Wild Horse Brewery
  • Woodforde's Brewery