Moonwake: “the moon’s reflection on a body of water” speaks to the brewery’s Leith Shore location, the importance of water as an ingredient, and our beer’s reflection of our collective experience.
Our beers reflect our wealth of experience and discovery of brewing’s creativity. We brew with mindful intention on modern technology using quality ingredients. Precision brewed beer for easy enjoyment.
Moonwake Beer Co

Our Story

Our founders started their beer careers on opposite sides of the world, Vinny in New Zealand and Fin in the UK. They bring over a decade of collective experience in brewing to Moonwake, for both of them brewing is their creative outlet.
Moonwake Beer Co

Our Vision

We believe there is a beer out there for everyone,
We want to create an open, creative space and culture where we can brew impressive beers with precision for your easy enjoyment.

Meet the team

Moonwake Beer
Head Brewer

Vinny

Vinny our in-house kiwi (almost every good brewery has one) is focused on sourcing the best quality ingredients for our beer.

Vinny our in-house kiwi (almost every good brewery has one) is focused on sourcing the best quality ingredients for our beer. He works closely with local suppliers as well as bringing his roots to our beer using New Zealand hops.

He’s brewed in multiple different countries and says the best way to check out a city is through its beer community.

His core belief is there is a beer for everyone and every occasion.

Moonwake Beer
Director

Finlay

Fin, with an art background but the black sheep within it found brewing to be a creative outlet he thrived in.

Fin, with an art background but the black sheep within it found brewing to be a creative outlet he thrived in.

He’s focused on creating something he and the Moonwake team can all be proud of. The outgoing type, he always has plenty to say about life, the universe and everything. His social skills were honed by front of house experience with a major pub chain before seeing sense and returning to the world of brewing.

Hard work and dedication to the cause are his core principles.

Moonwake Beer Marketing
Marketing & Events Manager

Sarah

Sarah made the leap up to Edinburgh from the London beer scene after spending the last few years as a freelance marketer.

Sarah made the leap up to Edinburgh from the London beer scene after spending the last few years as a freelance marketer for some of your favourite indie pubs and breweries.

She first discovered beer was more than “just lager” while pulling pints alongside her journalism studies. Her palate has now worked its way back around to where all she wants is top-notch lager and saisons.

You’ll find her chatting up a storm on our social media channels and in-real-life at beer festivals.

Sales Manager

Wesley

Wes got his start in beer working in some of Edinburgh’s best beer bars, he then brought his knowledge to the world of sales. There’s every chance you’ve seen Wes and his wee dog Eric around some of your favourite Edinburgh beer spots.

Wes got his start in beer working in some of Edinburgh’s best beer bars, he then brought his knowledge to the world of sales. There’s every chance you’ve seen Wes and his wee dog Eric around some of your favourite Edinburgh beer spots.

He’s constantly changing his mind on what his favourite styles are. For Wes, what’s in the glass depends heavily on the time and the place he’s in. He’s had some spectacular beers on his travels but in lockdown, the consistent favourite has been traditional German Lagers.

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