Welcome to the latest Edinburgh Beer Weekly! Every Sunday (or Monday, on this occasion) 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?
Following on from the previous wine versus beer tasting (which revolved around cheese), this week the attention at Appellation turns to charcuterie. In the last few years, the number of pubs and bars serving cold cuts has skyrocketed. But what to drink alongside the fanciest of hams? Wine or beer? As ever, Ash is on hand to help you out.
I don’t often feature the Three Sisters here on the BeerCast – however this week they are hosting Black Isle Brewery in a seven-day German-tinged highland spectacular. From today, ten casks of their beers will be on offer, alongside bratwurst and other German food-treats. There will also be live music on Friday and Saturday from 8:30, plus a late-night Ceilidh from 12:30am. If this weather keeps up, expect the courtyard to be packed and the beer to fly out.
On Thursday, Stevie from Stewart Brewing will be on hand at Morningside’s Waiting Room to talk people through a range of their beers. Three cask ales will be on offer – Kai Pai, the new summer ale Malarkey, and Edinburgh Gold Belgique (brewed with Saison yeast). Also, three keg – Solas, Edinburgh Gold (regular) and Holyrood. Head on down and chat to Stevie about these beers, and find out how the new brewkit is progressing.
Starting this Thursday (and continuing all weekend) – the Guildford Arms will be featuring beers from Peterborough’s Oakham Ales, one of the most consistent cask ale brewers in the country. On the bar – JHB, Scarlet Macaw, Citra and Bishops Farewell. The beers will all be on at £2.50 a pint, so get there early. Yes, you read that right; Oakham Citra, on cask, in Edinburgh, at £2.50 a pint.
Finally, on Friday Leith Walk is the place to be as the Mash Tun launches the weekend off in style with a four-tap (plus bottle) takeover from Tempest Brewing Company. Kelso’s finest will be in town with a selection of their cask ales for everybody’s enjoyment, so head over to Easter Road and forget the working week ever happened.
The Edinburgh Beer Weekly will be published every Sunday here on the BeerCast (other than this week, obviously). If you have an event in or around the city that you’d like to feature – please get in touch at the usual email address. Enjoy Edinburgh Beer Week people. Cheers!