Business: Charles Guthrie
The Fort Brewery was established in the Citadel built by Oliver Cromwell in 1657. A brewing syndicate acquired the Citadel in 1687 and brewing and malting were undertaken on the site until the early eighteenth-century. In 1734 premises were built for distilling and were later used variously for wine storage, soap-making, the curing of beef, as a slaughter-house, malting, and briefly for brewing.
In 1785 the lease was taken on by the partnership of McConnell & McCracken after which the site was used for brewing by numerous businesses. These included:
Brewing ended in about 1866 when Charles Guthrie was declared bankrupt, and the premises were taken on by a dairy.
The buildings have since been demolished with the exception of the former brewery house.
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