Welcome to the latest Edinburgh Beer Weekly! Every Sunday we’ll be posting a preview of all the beery happenings in the city for the next seven days – so you won’t miss a thing. You can sign up to our subscription service, ensuring you’ll get a notification every Sunday when the Edinburgh Beer Weekly is published. Just enter your email address in the panel on our front page. Also, follow us on Twitter (@thebeercast) to keep right up to date throughout the week. There are so many great beery things going on at the moment – stay tuned to the BeerCast, and enjoy each and every one of them!
So – what’s happening in the Edinburgh beer scene over the next seven days?
Belgian beer is usually portrayed as the pinnacle of beery excellence – you may or may not agree, but I don’t think any beer fan can deny Belgian brewing results in some fascinating beer styles. AS such, head down to Appellation Comely Bank on Monday for a tasting of six very different types. Expect dubbels, tripels, trappist beers and the odd lambic and sour. Also, expect each drink poured into your glass to be very different from what came before – which, to me, is the real joy of Belgian beer.
Beer festival season is upon us again, and traditionally the first out of the traps are the thirsty students out at Heriot-Watt University. Of course, that particular institution is renowned for its association with beer, being home to the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling. Every year, the Uni puts on a two-day festival, with all proceeds going to charity. Check out the impressive beer list on the link above, and check out our thoughts on last year’s festival here.
Yes, you read that right. Snakebite. East Lothian’s finest Thistly Cross have collaborated with Tempest Brewing Co and re-invented the old student favourite. Since well before my day, many a long-suffering barperson has poured the lager/cider mix – but few will have dispensed the ready-made version. Thistly Cross have added blackcurrants to give it the Diesel quality – and the 5.5%abv result launches in Scotland next Thursday at Brauhaus in Tollcross. To attend, sign up on the Facebook event page!
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