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So – what’s happening in the Edinburgh beer scene over the next seven days?
Continuing this month’s theme at Appellation Wines of beer and food pairing, head down on Monday night and discover what works best with spicy food. Six different beers will be sampled alongside a Thai green vegetable curry – find out the style best suited to hot, zingy food – and learn from Ashton McCobb why the flavours complement each other.
Livingston’s Alechemy Brewing Ltd are one of the newer producers on the scene, but are already firing the beer out. Following on from last month’s brewery launch at Cloisters, this coming Wednesday the Stockbridge Tap will be hosting the release of Alechemy’s latest offering – Cockleroy Black IPA. The style is all the rage (we’ve got a Black IPA podcast upcoming) – so pop down to Stockbridge and see how James’s example compares.
Natural Selection Brewing is an annual project in Edinburgh, where four MSc students at the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling at Heriot-Watt design, manufacture and market their own beer. Last year, the result was Finch. This time round, four new students are developing a 4.8% wheat beer called Anorak – and they need your help. On Friday, the prototype versions are available for public tasting at Vino Stockbridge, along with a few production experiments. Head along and give them your feedback as they develop the recipe ahead of this summer’s official launch.
Ever fancied taking that homebrewing habit one stage further? Tried a beer and thought you could do better? Or are you simply curious about how beer is made? This Saturday at Provenance Wines in Tollcross a course will be covering that, and much more. Hosted by the amiable Rob Knops – aka the ‘Mikkeller of Morningside’ – learn from the man himself why beer tastes the way it does, and how to design your own. Food and beer samples will also be provided – call 0131 229 0841 to book, or email email@example.com
It’s the Edinburgh Marathon this weekend, and whilst long-distance running isn’t immediately associated with beer, there will be some on offer. Stewart Brewing will be supplying refreshment to the finish area on Sunday, via their Edinburgh Marathon Ale. Once the competitors have warmed down, they and the spectators will be entertained by the Forth One radio roadshow in the funzone at Pinkie School in Musselburgh. Watch some live music, have a beer or three, and count the blisters.
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