The Valleys Newest Kraft Brewery Lochiel Brewing Opens In Mesa

Lochiel Brewing opened Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Southern Avenue just east of Power Road in Mesa. The brewery with a taproom is run by Ian Cameron, who has been home brewing for 15 years and has volunteered at breweries throughout the Southwest for several years.

Lochiel Brewing was founded in May 2015,  with two-vessel 10-barrel full electric, two-vessel brewhouse with 110-barrel (3,410 gallons) capacity.

The brews are made with a Scottish style, strong malt-forwardness. The Scotch ale is a family recipe handed down through generations of a Cameron of Lochiel lineage.

Named for Cameron’s ancestral home in Scotland, Lochiel focuses on Scottish-style beers that have strong malt qualities. There are 10 taps — six Lochiel beers and four guest taps — all offering Arizona brews from places like Huss and Grand Canyon brewing companies.


The Lochiel beers are:

  • Lochiel Scotch Ale: The brewery’s flagship beer, with earthy and roasted notes. 8.5 percent ABV (alcohol by volume).
  • Lochiel ESB: Standing for extra special bitter, the ESB is crisp with caramelized malty characteristics. 5.4 percent ABV.
  • Lochiel Porter: This Scottish version of a porter starts off sweet and nutty, and then finishes with chocolate and coffee flavors. 7 percent ABV.
  • Lochiel Mild: A Scottish version of an English Mild Ale. 3.8 percent ABV.
  • Lochiel Colonial Golden Ale: A golden ale created in the Scottish style. 4.8 percent ABV.
  • Lochiel Irish Red: An Irish red ale. 5.5 percent ABV.

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