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Standing on the verge of getting it on

Simple Things is a small brewery in the Southside of Glasgow.

We have:

  • A desire to focus on British and European brewing heritage and culture, with a modern and innovative approach

  • The intention to look beyond current brewing trends with regard to beer flavour

  • A commitment to achieving the highest level of product quality possible, through selection of the best ingredients and careful implementation of procedures and checks 

The brewery is owned and run by me, Phil Sisson. I left a music industry job in London in 2016, moved to Glasgow, did the Masters course at Heriot Watt and worked at Harviestoun brewery for 2 years. I found an empty workshop near home and began building the brewery in September 2019. The first beers were sold just before Christmas 2019.

In February 2021 my friend and former colleague at Harviestoun Ewan Cockburn joined the team as Head Of Production and since then we've been focussed on establishing a range of beers which celebrate the variety of possibilities available in brewing and have quality and consistency at the core.

For more detailed and up-to-date information, check out this Brewer's Journal article and sign up for email updates below.