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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 beer is precision brewed with mindful intention on modern technology using quality ingredients.

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.

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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

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.

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.

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

Stuart

Assistant Brewer

Scott

Brewery Assistant

Connie

Connie is not only dog mum to brewery dog Pedro, she gets your webshop orders out, keeps things spick and span and helps with canning.

Connie is not only dog mum to brewery dog Pedro, she gets your webshop orders out, keeps things spick and span and helps with canning.

Connies loves her dark beers and was counting down to when we had more than just one on tap!

Taproom Manager

Gemma

Gemma runs our taproom and is excited to grow it as a go-to destination for our Leith & Edinburgh community as well as visitors from afar.

She has ran pubs in Edinburgh before and looks forward to not just showcasing our kit and precision brewed beers but local spirits and guest beers from other breweries as well.

You may also see her wielding a camera behind the bar as she has a penchant for photography.

Bar Staff

Eloise

Eloise has joined our growing taproom team to deliver you our precision brewed beer.

Eloise has joined our growing taproom team to deliver you our precision brewed beer.

She discovered craft beer in her small-town taproom in West Sussex, and the passion has grown from there to here, working in taprooms since she moved to Leith in Summer 2021. She enjoys NZ and West Coast IPAs along with sours and mixed fermentation beers.

When she's not in the taproom, Eloise reflects her creativity through her masters in Landscape Architecture, with a background in design and gardening.

Career Opportunities

Taproom Manager

06.05.22