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?
Continuing from Thursday last week, the next seven days sees the culmination of the Stockbridge Tap’s beer festival. Head down to one of the very best pubs in the city for some cracking beers – including (but not limited to) Moor Hoppiness, Stewart Black IPA, Kelham Island Atomic Blonde, Cromarty Red Rocker and one of only two pins in Scotland of Alechemy’s 11% Octomore barrel-aged release – Monumental.
Ahh, imperials. The highest of the high. The loftiest of the lofty. Ashton McCobb is a man who knows a thing or two about oomph, and if you head down to Comely Bank on Monday night, you’ll be able to find out exactly what. The weekly Appellation Wines tasting will be covering six Imperial beers – big stouts, huge IPA’s and the like – all guaranteed to deliver depths of flavour that many other beers just can’t get near. Should be a great evening.
On Thursday, the third annual Septembeerfest kicks off once again at the Radical Road in Duddingston. A selection of real ales will be on – as you’d expect – along with food and live music. It may be slightly off the beaten track for city-centre types, but there’s plenty going on over the end of the week to get people along – and the food comes highly recommended.
Also on Thursday, Ryan’s Bar at the West End are hosting an evening dedicated to matching beer with food. Taking place in the Cellar Restaurant, Ryan’s will provide the food, and Alva’s award-winning Harviestoun Brewery will be bringing the beers. Tickets are £25, but if you mention that you discovered the evening via the Harviestoun blog, you can get in for £20. Contact details are in the link above, as are the details of the food and beer pairings.
Starting this Thursday (and continuing all weekend) – the Guildford Arms will be featuring beers from Tryst, one of the most consistently under-rated cask ale brewers in the country. On the bar – Brockville Dark, Blathan, Carronade and the mighty Raj IPA. The beers will all be on at £2.50 a pint, so get there early!
The Edinburgh Beer Weekly will be published every Sunday here on the BeerCast. 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. Cheers!