A. McMullan & Sons started as a spirits business, to which were gradually added a number of public houses. It also expanded by establishing the Kilsyth Brewery at the Cross in 1892, which allowed the company to offer "bottled beer of the highest gravity and in the best conditions at 1/6 per dozen" and "both mild and bitter ales and porter which have an unsurpassed reputation for quality, strength and flavour".
The brewery was run by Alexander McMullan, and then by his son Patrick, but was closed after Patrick's death in 1920.
Active: 1892 - 1920
The Kilsyth Brewery was described as "lately fitted up at considerable expense with all the most modern improvements", and was probably located on the south-west corner of the Cross.
Books and periodicals
Murray, L. and Murray, B. McMullan & Sons' Kilsyth business. Journal of the Scottish Brewing Archive, 2013, 13, pp.49-60.