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?
This week’s Appellation Wines tasting swings back to the Dalry branch, and is a ‘style-off’ – American versus European, on old world styles. Plenty of UK breweries are influenced by the big, bold hoppy American styles – but how often does it swing the other way? Ash and the team will be sampling a selection of US Craft beer brewed to honour European styles, and directly comparing against the Old Worlde counterparts.
Doctor’s on Forrest Road has long been a supporter of Loanhead’s Stewart Brewing, and this coming week they are turning over their taps to the newly-expanded brewery for seven days. Alongside the permanent casks in Doctor’s, extra beers on offer for the week will include their ‘Summer selection’ – Solas, Ka Pai, Summer Backbeat, Edinburgh Gold Belgique and Malarkey. There will also be a rare cask of Coffee No3 on offer, and on Thursday the 25th there’ll be a Meet the Brewer event with samples and chat, so head down and find out how the expansion is going.
Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last few weeks, you’ll know that Summer is very definitely here; so just in time this week sees one of Edinburgh’s great beery traditions kick off – the Bow Bar’s Summer Beer Festival. Running for over ten days, a mix of English and Scottish cask will be dispensed, alongside some fantastic kegged beer from over the world. Check out the two Tweets listed above for the full beer list, and follow the Bow to find out what’s on the taps when. Also on Wednesday, chances are you might find the Natural Selection Brewing Team in the Bow, running a beer and cheese evening. Two for the price of one!
Also starting this coming week, another Summer Beer Festival – this time out at Dirleton, on the way to North Berwick. The Archerfield Walled Garden is home to Knops Beer Co, and over the weekend they will be putting on a spread of beer, food and live music. It’s a great place to spend an afternoon, and will the extra attractions, if the sun continues to shine should be hugely popular.
The third beer in the annual Natural Selection Brewing programme was released last week – Origin, a rye saison. The four-strong team are blitzing through a series of events in the city at the moment – check their website for details – but on Sunday they are bringing the beer home, with a barbecue afternoon at Heriot-Watt itself. Head along to catch up with the team and bag a sausage or two…
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