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 last week]
The festivals currently in swing in Edinburgh continue this week, and one of the most keenly-attended will no doubt be the Bow Bar’s cracking Oktoberfest. Still working through the Teutonic delights, head down to the Bow for a (depleting) choice of 13 keg, 18 cask and 20 bottled German and German-themed beers. Prost!
Also carrying on from last week is the annual Autumn beer festival at the various branches of JD Wetherspoon. As ever, various beers have been produced in the UK by overseas breweries, and others are brand new releases from our home-grown beer makers. Third-pints will be on offer throughout the festival.
[new events for this week]
The regular weekly tasting at Appellation Wines takes a slightly different tack this week, as the theme revolves not round a style of beer – but beer itself. Head along to the Dalry Road branch to hear an abridged history of everyone’s favourite beverage – a ‘horrible history’ of the beer world (samples included)…
Following on from the flurry of beer festivals last week, there’s no let up in the city as on Monday, the Nicholson’s Autumn Beer Festival kicks off across their six Edinburgh pubs, with fifty cask ales and ciders on offer throughout the next four weeks. Head down to the Kenilworth, Mitre, Conan Doyle, Greyfriars Bobby’s, Deacon Brodies or the Haymarket Bar (or a combination thereof), to get with the festival spirit. If you click on the link above, ‘Like’ Nicholson’s on Facebook, and print out the associated voucher, you can also get your first festival pint for only £1.
Yes, you guessed it – Thursday sees the start of another beer festival in town; the return of the much-awaited Guildford Arms Autumn Beer Fest. Head to the pdf link above for the full beer list, but the Guildford’s many taps will be pouring all kinds of treats over the next ten days – over 60 cask ales in total. Highlights include darker beers such as Great Heck’s Black Jesus, Wharfebank’s Treacle Toffee Stout and Moor’s fantastic Amoor Porter. Fans of beer puns are also in for a chuckle – look out for Fernandes Brewery’s ‘Rum for Cover’, RAT’s ‘The Rat of Khan’ and Brown Cow’s ‘Thriller in Vanilla’…
Also on this week is a special event spread across Edinburgh’s three bars owned by Fuller Thomson (the Red Squirrel, Southern and Holyrood 9A). Over the course of four days, they’ll be throwing their taps open to green hop beers, in a celebration of the annual harvest of the small, sticky cones that make beer what it is. As you may well know, most beers are made with dried hops, or pelleted; when brewers use fresh hops the beers showcase the oily, resinous aspects even more. Head along to your nearest FT bar (if you’re in Dundee, they’ll be on there too, at Drouthy’s and Duke’s Corner), and enjoy the qualities of truly fresh beer.
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