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?
The first Appellation beer tasting of the year rolls around on Monday, and takes place at the Comely Bank branch. Head down for 8pm and enjoy the spectre of some classic homers. Homecoming 2014 is set to raise the issue of Scottish produce, so start as you mean to go on with the best beers modern Scottish brewing can throw at you. Well, pour carefully at you.
As if you would need any more reasons to visit the Vintage, the following evening Henderson Street’s finest debut their Beer Club events for 2014. The first one of which revolves around the darker end of the spectrum; stouts and porters. In-house beer expert Sean* will talk through the history of these two oft-interlinked styles, before leading a tasting of at least four examples. Tickets are available in the bar or over the phone in advance. Keep an eye on their website in case the events sell out!
*Was it a tenner, we agreed, Sean?
Starting this Thursday (and continuing all weekend) – the Guildford Arms will be featuring beers from the Strathbraan brewery in Dunkeld, one of the lesser seen producers in Edinburgh’s pubs. On the bar – Due South, Head East, True North and a brand new Double Chocolate Porter The beers will all be on at £2.50 a pint, so get there early!
To round the week off in style, The Southern Bar are holding their annual Bavarian Burns night once again (has it really been a year?). Expect, as last time, food, drink, samplings, prizes, music. In short; the works. Speaking of drink, confirmed beers include, so far, Weihenstephan Vitus, Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfestbier, Hofbrau Oktoberfest, and Schneiders Blonde and Original Tap 7. Also, from nearer by, an ultra rare one-off cask of Williams Bros Alt. Should be quite the evening!
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!