Scone Brewery

From Eating Asturias, the Encyclopedia of Asturian Gastronomy
Scone Brewery

One of my favorite things about writing these articles about Asturias is discovering unique things. I am a lover of the particular, the peculiar, the ever-so-slightly off-kilter. Usually, when I stumble across something slightly odd, I find that it exists for a highly personal reason. So Imagine my delight when I discover that Scone Brewery is not just making craft beer. They are explaining a mythical story. A legend. And not just with one beer, but with their whole identity as a brewery.The story of Scone brewery is the legend of the Stone of Scone, otherwise known as the Stone of Destiny, or the English Stone of Coronation. It has been, for centuries, part of the coronation of the monarchs of Scotland. Through their website they tell their version of the history of the Stone of Destiny. At each point in the story, a beer appears. The beers are each tied to a location in the story. In that way, the beers tell the story of the stone.

How could I not like this story? It’s weird. It’s quirky. And it’s really hard to explain in two minutes to a dude who just wants a beer from your tap room.


A small capsule history from Cristian Domingo, the head of Communication and Marketing at Scone.

We started this project back in 2014 when Carlos (brewer) and I met in a beer factory in Valladolid. In 2015 we started as nomads in a plant in León while we finished the project in Gijón, adaptation and start-up of our current factory. Our first production was in 2017 and after more than 100 batches later we are ready for our first expansion. Our annual production of about 100,000 liters per year does not currently supply all the market demand.

— Christian Domingo, Eating Asturias Interview, (translation my own)

Beer Reviews

The following beers are made by Scone Brewery:


Tours take place Thursday and Friday at 5:00 p.m. (Prior reservation essential). The estimated duration (including tasting) is between 60 and 90 minutes. The visit consists of a guided tour of the brewery facilities, explaining the work and production process. It is followed by a tasting of the entire current production.

Tap Room

Previously only used for tastings after tours, and occasionally for private parties, Scone now has a taproom open two evenings a week. They do not have a menu per se, but as is standard in Spain, a small snack is served with each drink. Several tables inside, and almost as many outside when the weather is nice.