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So – what’s happening in the Edinburgh beer scene over the next seven days?
Monday’s Appellation tasting features the very best of British beers. There’s so much great stuff going on in the UK brewing scene at the moment; hopefully as regular readers will know. Head along to Comely Bank and get tasting some of the pace-setters from our fantastic brewers.
Wednesday 27th [7:30pm]
Meet the Brewer: Alechemy/Elixir
Holyrood 9A, Holyrood Rd
Speaking of pace-setters, a couple of nights later, there’s a chance to meet up with two of the most experimental brewers in Scotland – Alechemy and Elixir. Since opening up a couple of years ago, James Davies has taken them from strength to strength, and has recently expanded again. Elixir is the brainchild of Ben Bullen and Barry Robertson, and the beers they come up with are truly unique. Expect to see this year’s Minception on the bar, as well as the legendary chilli version, Mincendiary Device.
On Thursday, The Southern Bar are hosting a ‘Flight Night’ in conjunction with Loanhead’s finest, Stewart Brewing. From £3.50, you’ll be able to purchase three thirds of Stewarts’ beers – including such notables as Ka Pai IPA, Radical Road, First World Problems and Coconut Porter. Raffles tickets and prizes will be up for grabs, head along to the Southern to catch up on the latest beers from Stewart Brewing, in easy-to-sample sizes.
After the success of the Bow’s IPA Challenge back in June, the seasonal change has necessitated in a dark version. Yes, from Thursday onwards, multiple dark beers will be served anonymously at the Bow, for punters to rank purely according to taste. Once all the beers have gone on, a winner will be announced. Which will come out on top? Over to you…
The Southern are going all-in this week, as following the Stewart Flight Night, the taps will be turned around to a selection of Scottish microbreweries, in time for that most patriotic of nights – St Andrew’s Night. Forget St Pat’s, and head along to the Southern and keep it Scottish. As part of this, they have secured access to a one-off keg of Innis & Gunn’s Scottish Pale Ale, which will be tapped on the Saturday.
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