Logo-Circle-SQU-150x150Lions Lair Brewery is a new craft brewery based in Carmyllie in Angus. Run and owned by Czech brewer Stepan Rychtar. The brewery started producing 3 beers (2 regulars and one seasonal) in November 2015. Stepan’s beers include ‘Sonny Blonde’ (named after his son) which is described as a golden, smooth blonde ale (4.2% ABV), ‘Black Mamba’ which is a cask hopped dark IPA (5.2% ABV) brewed with West Coast US hops and the seasonal ‘Dark Mane’ described as a roasted coffee under-noted stout (5.0% ABV). Lions Lair Brewery is a small brewery with a capacity of 2.5BBL.

Stepan Rychtar gives a tour of his new brewery.

We have the chance to pay Stepan a visit a few weeks back and were able to get a tour and some photographs of the brewery.

Stepan’s beers are available at the following venues:
The Commercial Inn, Letham – (Black Mamba), The Caledonian Hotel, Brechin – (Sonny Blonde), The Hillside Hotel, Montrose – (Sonny Blonde), The Lochlands Bar, Arbroath – (Sonny Blonde), The Milton Inn, Monifieth – (Sonny Blonde/Black Mamba), The Counting House, Dundee (Sonny Blonde/ Black Mamba/Dark Mane), The Fair O’Blair, Blairgowrie (Black Mamba/Dark Mane), The Pillars, Dundee (Sonny Blonde/Black Mamba), The Jolly’s Hotel, Broughty Ferry – (Sonny Blonde/ Black Mamba/Dark Mane) and Speedwell Bar (Mennie’s), Dundee – (Black Mamba).


Some of the equipment at Lions Lair Brewery

For more information on the brewery or any aspect of Stepan’s operation you can contact can him c/o Lions Lair Brewery on brewhouse@lionslairbrewery.co or by visiting his website http://www.lionslairbrewery.co.