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So – what’s happening in the Edinburgh beer scene over the next seven days?
The Appellation Wines tastings are back, and on Monday night Dalry Rd is the host to a series of local beers. The Edinburgh beer scene has flourished in recent years, with new breweries opening all the time. There was a time when the Caley were the only cats in town – but now we have Barney’s, Stewart, Top Out, Elixir and Alechemy (some more ‘in town’ than others). Head along and find out what’s been happening to our local breweries recently.
On Wednesday, the Southern is hosting an evening of beer and cheese matching, in association with Mellis’s and Innis & Gunn. There are two separate ‘servings’, at 6 and 8 – but it will be an informal evening, giving those keen to try Innis & Gunn beer with cheese the opportunity to experiment. The beers are paired up as follows: Innis and Gunn Original with Mellis Barwheys Cheese, Crackers and Chutneys. Innis and Gunn Rum Finish with Blue Stilton Cheese. Innis and Gunn Canadian Cherrywood with Prosciutto, Salami and Olives. Innis and Gunn Lager with Keens Cheddar. Dessert – Melville’s Raspberry/Strawberry Eton Mess…
On Thursday, Cloisters are hosting a Meet the Brewer session with Yorkshire’s Wharfebank Brewery. The Yorkshire Dales concern aren’t seen that often in Edinburgh, so it will be a great chance to try something new, and meet the people behind the product. Five of Wharfebank’s casks will be on, and there should also be a first appearance of their kegged pilsner. I don’t know yet what the beers will be, but I have had their IPA Whispa, so if that makes the list, it’s definitely worth a try…
Great Grog first opened their doors in 1999 – and their emphasis on beer has steadily increased over the years. Saturday sees the return of their bottled beer festival, held in the hall of Café Camino – the relaxed lunchspace associated with St Mary’s Cathedral. Head along and try all kinds of beers from Scottish producers – at least ten of whom will be in attendance. Tickets are available in advance from Great Grog on Dalkeith Road, or on the day at the festival itself. However, there’s still time to enter our competition to win one of three pairs of tickets for the Fair, and therefore get in for nothing! Full details on how to enter are here – the closing date for entries is the 11th of September.
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