Edinburgh North East Foodbank

FOODBANK DONATIONS NEEDED URGENTLY We’re delighted to announce that we’re partnering with the fantastic Edinburgh North East Foodbank to act as a socially-distanced hub for food bank donations. Edinburgh North East Foodbank do amazing work in the local area and are part of the Trussell Trust network of foodbanks. You can find out more about

Leith, Laugh, Love

Leith. It’s been our home since day one of Pilot. Through ups and downs and everything between, Leith has been a constant, its anarchic edge permeating everything we do and, now more than ever, lending us its spirit of perseverance. We wanted to pay tribute to our home with a beer, a beer that captured

In Praise Of The Unspectacular

The second best beer I ever had was a warm can of Tennents. Way back before me and my friends thoroughly destroyed our lives by adding idiotic children to them we used to do fun stuff; fun stuff like going on holidays together. The most excellent of these holidays happened at some point at the

Ian Jones, co-Pilot

Sitting at my desk in my boring old job five years ago, when I first had the idiotic idea of ditching all that nonsense to do a masters in brewing, one of the two people I immediately emailed was my dad. (The other was my ludicrously supportive partner Kate, obviously). A crackpot idea like that

The loneliness of the micro-business runner

So, this is my first Pilot blog. You could say it's my pilot Pilot blog. Well, you could but as we all know, Pilot has a strict no-puns rule. Pat's off for a well-earned break at the moment and I'm sitting on my own in the brewery (sob). I'm lonely, lost and on my own

The Creative Process

Killing two birds with one stone here. Bear with me. Is it bear with me or bare with me? Definitely one of the two. Dead Bird #1: We were at the Great Scottish Beer Festival this weekend where Ultravilot absolutely flew out. Yep, you heard. Dead Bird #2: A suggested blog topic via Twitter was