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So – what’s happening in the Edinburgh beer scene over the next seven days?
Beer Festivals Continuing from last week
Monday 31st [to Saturday 19th Apr]
Nicholson’s Spring Beer Festival
The Haymarket Bar, 11-14a West Maitland St; The Mitre, 131 High St; The Conan Doyle, 71 York Place; The Kenilworth, 152 Rose St; Deacon Brodies, 435 Lawnmarket; The Last Drop, 74 Grassmarket; Greyfriars Bobby’s Bar, 30 Candlemaker Row,
The Nicholson’s Spring Beer Festival continues across their Edinburgh pubs. Fifty cask ales and ciders will be on offer throughout the next four weeks, including an IPA brewed at Truman’s to celebrate the launch of a new book by Danny Wallace. Head down to one of Edinburgh’s seven Nicholson’s pubs (or a combination thereof), to get with the festival spirit. With that in mind, loyalty cards will be available which you can redeem for a free ‘bar snack’ for every four pints you drink (see link above).
Monday 31st [to April 13th]
Wetherspoons International Beer Festival
Standing Order, 62 George St (and other locations)
As with Nicholson’s, the Wetherspoons Festival continues this week, as their innumerable branches roll up the sleeves and start dishing out the pints to even larger crowds. Over the next ten days, fifty beers will be on offer, including ten brewed with overseas’ producers (including New Zealand’s Yeastie Boys, Nøgne Ø from Norway, and Floridians Cigar City). Third pints will be on offer throughout, with a flight of three being available for the price of a single pint.
On Monday, this week’s Appellation Wines tasting is ‘Blind Man’s Bluff’ – your guess is as good as mine as to what this means. IPA versus stout? Weak versus strong? Will Tennent’s Super make an appearance?
On Thursday, the Holyrood 9A hosts the beermakers from Oakham Ales – and they’ll be bringing with them something very special. The first kegged version of their Green Devil will be in Edinburgh – and it should be really worth waiting for.
Was it only a year ago when Jakes Place opened on Market Street? It seems like a lot longer. On Saturday, they are pouring some special beers, whiskeys and will even have some beer-infused birthday cake. Cheers!
Finally, rounding out the week, beer takes its chance to shine as part of Scimart – a ‘day-long farmers market with a scientific twist’, running as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival. Cooking demos, talks, edible insects – and Elixir Brew Co. Head along to chat to Benjii and his hand-picked team, and learn about the unusual ingredients Elixir showcase, plus how they go about making the beer. Samples will be on offer – including the debut of their latest, a reflection on their recent legal issues, Peas Pipe.
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!