Competition – win tickets to Great Grog’s Bottled Beer Fair

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Edinburgh Beer | 33 Comments

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Great Grog’s annual Edinburgh beer fair is taking place once again – on Saturday the 14th of September, at Cafe Camino (just behind John Lewis, at the Omni Centre entrace). From 1-6pm, at least a dozen Scottish micro-breweries will be pouring free samples of their beers, and talking ticket-holders through their philosophies and brewing processes. There will also be beery discussions, a homebrew forum, and plenty more. Tickets are selling out – but we have three pairs to give away, right here on the BeerCast.

If you’re in Edinburgh on Saturday the 14th, and fancy going, then there are three ways that you can get hold of a pair:-

1. You can reply to this blog post, by leaving a comment below. Let us know that you’d like to come!
2. You can send us a tweet @thebeercast using the hashtag #GreatGrogFair
3. You can like us on Facebook

Each method has one pair of tickets associated, so you can (if you’re really keen/bored) enter three times. Triple your chances! (If you have already liked us on Facebook, then send us an FB Message or post on our profile to take part). One entrant will be randomly selected for each category, and those winners will be announced on Thursday the 12th of September, so you have until then to get the entries in. The lucky attendees will then have their names on the doors at Cafe Camino for the event. Our decision is final, there is no cash alternative, keep out of direct sunlight, and don’t boil or it will impair the flavour. Good luck!


  1. Richard Morrice
    September 3, 2013

    Yes please I would love to come – and I promise to be good….
    Richard Morrice

  2. Andy Nisbet
    September 3, 2013

    I’d like a pair of tickets please!

  3. Philip Thompson
    September 3, 2013

    That would be a well spent afternoon. I’ll go if you pick me.

  4. Mr Beatnik
    September 3, 2013

    Free tickets? Yes please! I don’t have a facebook or twitter account, so this is my only method of blagging free entry! Perhaps my chances are already scuppered as I haven’t used my real name on the post! Will Mr Beatnik require to have ID with him? 😛

    Looking forward to sampling some more unique flavours, and some firm favourites!

  5. Malcolm
    September 3, 2013

    I would not say no. The venue is handy as well. Over indulge and then pop into the chapel for a spot of confessional.

  6. Richard
    September 3, 2013

    Mr Beatnik – I’ll be emailing the lucky winners of each of the blog post, Twitter and Facebook tickets – so they can then email me back whatever name they wish to be placed on the door at Cafe Camino. And, don’t forget, each winner will get a pair of tickets – so if your name comes out of the (digital) hat, you’ll be able to bring Mrs Beatnik…

  7. Gordon Kilgour
    September 3, 2013

    I’d also love a pair of tickets please.

  8. Eddie Marshall
    September 3, 2013

    I’d love to come. It sounds great!

  9. Mike
    September 3, 2013

    Sounds great, will be there whether I win tickets or not!

  10. Gavin Kidd
    September 3, 2013

    I’d like in the draw please!

  11. Keith
    September 3, 2013

    Yes please – will be coming whether I’m lucky or not

  12. Richard
    September 3, 2013

    Don’t forget, you can triple your chances of winning by entering again on our Twitter page and Facebook page. Yes, it’s shameful cross-social media linkbaiting. But you can win a prize worth literally tens of pounds!*

    *i.e. two tens of pounds. £20

  13. Jeff
    September 3, 2013

    Oh, go on then, I’ll come and sample some beer.

  14. Harry
    September 3, 2013

    I would very much like to come along. Thanks!

  15. Eli
    September 3, 2013

    Yes please. Would love to come.

  16. Peter
    September 3, 2013

    I’d love a pair of tickets. 🙂

  17. craig
    September 3, 2013

    im a Ticket Whore 🙂

  18. thebeermonkey
    September 3, 2013

    Could you enter me into the draw, please?


  19. Neil
    September 3, 2013

    Count me in Rich – went along last time and it’s well worth a visit

  20. Andrew Duthie
    September 3, 2013

    Sounds good! Pair of tickets would be great

  21. Neil
    September 4, 2013

    Sounds great, please enter me! (Oh er!)

  22. Mr Beatnik
    September 4, 2013

    Thanks for letting me know Richard!
    Mrs Beatnik is preggo at the moment, so I doubt she’ll be joining me… I wonder if I could use both tickets for myself to double my sampling possibilities?!

  23. leithdave
    September 4, 2013

    Yes, please! 🙂

  24. Neil Kelly
    September 6, 2013

    Yes please – I’m in Edinburgh on that date and would greatly love to join in the beery funtimes

  25. Stewart Murray
    September 6, 2013

    Tickets please!

  26. Michelle
    September 7, 2013

    I would love to come to this!

  27. Andrew McHarg
    September 8, 2013

    Are tickets available at the door?

  28. Peter Kennedy
    September 10, 2013

    I’d love to come free tickets or not. Great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

  29. Jimmy Mehtala
    September 10, 2013

    I would like to enter the ticket give-away as well, thank you.

  30. Kat D
    September 10, 2013

    I would also very much like to be picked.

  31. C Scotland
    September 12, 2013

    I would love two tickets please!

  32. Richard
    September 12, 2013

    The winner of the BeerCast pair of tickets for the Great Grog beer fair is…

    Gordon Kilgour!

    Congratulations Gordon, I’ll be in touch with the details. Thanks to everyone who took part, and if you’re heading to the festival anyway, enjoy!

  33. Gordon Kilgour
    September 12, 2013

    Thanks Richard, that’s magic!

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