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?
Old Father Christmas gets around a bit, as we all know – so he must be well-versed in global beer. But as you as familiar with it as he is? Head along to Appellation Wines Dalry branch on Monday and taste your way through six beers from six different countries. Discover your favourite, and what Santa himself might like for you to leave him on his rounds, instead of a glass of tepid milk.
The very next night after the Dalry Road tasting, on Tuesday Appellation are at it again, this time with a selection of the perfect winter warmers for this time of year. Beauty is said to come from within, but so does that warming glow of alcohol. Head along for some treats from Belgium and beyond, guaranteed to give you a festive boost.
The Hanging Bat’s final meet the brewer of 2013 is with the modern marvels of Hawkshead. From their quite fantastic base in Cumbria they have been putting out some wonderful beers for a long, long while – and it’s about time they had the spotlight to themselves here in Edinburgh to show off. On Wednesday, seven cask and eight keg beers will be on offer, including an unfiltered version of their Lakeland lager, and a three-year-old cask of Brodies Reserve. It should be quite a night on Lothian Road.
Finally, round the weekend off at BrewDog, as the team there celebrate the winter solstice by turning their taps over entirely to dark beer. Is there a more fitting way to spend the shortest day than to squirrel yourself into the depths of the Cowgate and knock back a few stouts, porters and black IPA’s? Check out their Twitter feed nearer the time for the beer list, but get ready to bundle up and scurry along to the bar, preparing for those ‘Well, the days are getting longer’ comments…
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