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 Tasting, which takes place at the original Dalry branch, revolves around the creamy, estery world of witbier and weissbiers. Six will be on offer for you to taste, as Ash and the team guide you through a realm of clovey, banana-ey flavours from some of the continent’s greatest breweries.
Starting on Monday, BrewDog have launched a new, weekly get-together at each one of their UK bars. The BrewDog Bottle Club gives you a chance to try a load of their imported, large-format beers in the company of others. For the £10 fee, the informal tasting will involve a few of these beers from US Craft breweries and notable European producers. Fancy a try before you buy? Head down and try a different selection each week.
This month’s Hanging Bat Meet the Brewer event rolls around this coming week, and it should be an absolute belter. Siren are one of the most talked-about new breweries in the UK, and will be in town on Tuesday with a huge selection of cask and kegged beer. Check out the link above for the full beer list, which includes collaborations, a whiskey sour, dry-hopped regulars, Buckfast-soaked oak chips, and beers based around biscuits.
Speaking of Buckfast, Elixir Brewing Company started life with a bang with their Benedictine Groove, the by-now-infamous Buckie and Tablet-infused Scotch Ale. That beer launched a year ago (and we were there), so fast forward twelve months and their first birthday party is set to take place at Cloisters. Eight of their beers will be on offer (including the aforementioned Bene Groove), giveaways galore will be taking place – so head down to Tollcross and wish Benjii and Barry many happy returns.
On Thursday the Holyrood 9A are hosting the launch of the Runner’s Up of this year’s Institute of Brewing and Distilling’s Scottish homebrew competition. Following the release of Frank Christian’s winning Snotty IPA, brewed at Fyne Ales, this week sees the spotlight turn to Yoga Chef Stout from Carey Fristoe, Campbell Morrissey and John Mleziva – produced at Stewart Brewing. Having been involved in the judging process, I’ve tasted the beers already, and know it should be a great night. Head down to try Yoga Chef for yourself, meet the team in person, and enjoy some other beers from the breweries involved.
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!