River Leven Ales is a small, independent brewery founded in 2011 by Harry Heskey to provide traditionally-brewed, cask-conditioned ales to the licensed trade.
The brewery is located along the route of the world - famous West Highland Way in the highland village of Kinlochleven, Argyll, where it benefits not only from the magnificent views of the neighbouring hills, but also from the exceptional quality of water that they provide.
The brewery is housed in the former factory building- a monument to the proud, industrial history of the village of Kinlochleven. This historic building, left in the care of Kinlochleven Community Trust, has now been entrusted to River Leven Ales, who hope to carry this legacy forward with commitment to the village and the local economy.
Harry has brewed many styles of beer both as an amateur and a professional, but the policy for River Leven Ales is to brew just three: Blonde, IPA and Dark. Keeping the styles few, but wide-ranging helps to maintain quality and continuity of supply.
All the ales are brewed following traditional methods, using only top-quality ingredients- not least of which is our superb Kinlochleven water which is both plentiful and pure. There is no sugar or unmalted grain in any River Leven recipe.