Alechemy Brewery was launched in Livingston in 2012 by Dr James Davies, who brewed beer as a hobby in his shed. He started working with the local food and drink hub, who helped him distribute to larger outlets. In September 2016 the hub introduced him to Morrisons, who selected one of his beers for a Scottish beer festival. Six months later the brewery is moving to a site twice the size, allowing them to double capacity. They are installing a new bottling line to produce products in just two days, down from two months.
James said: “It’s great to see Morrisons taking an interest in local products. It’s not just about the sizable orders, it’s the fact it gives us more exposure. We’ve had loads of people who’ve bought beer from Morrisons, then want to try more of our range.”