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?
This week’s Appellation tasting takes place at the original Dalry outlet, and features the wonderful world of stouts and porters – or as I once heard Ash refer to them, ‘Pouts and Storters’. Mind you, he was fairly stortered himself. Head along and discover the joys of deep, dark beer, and why malt is the unsung hero in beer.
The next evening, the Holyrood 9A hosts a special beer launch – ‘Hopwork Orange’, brewed by the ever-thirsty 9A team in conjunction with Alechemy Brewing in Livingston. 200 oranges were zested and juiced into the beer, making it a) a surefire Spring palate-reviver, and b) at least one of your five a day. The Alechemy guys will be on hand, as will the Holyroodians, head down and find out why they put citrus fruit to grater, and how it tastes.
Whilst the Spoons’ and Nicholsons’ beer festivals wind down, discerning eyes should turn this week to the corner of West Register Street, and the Guildford Arms. Their Spring Beerfest kicks off on Thursday, featuring sixty beers from a range of UK breweries, many potentially new to Edinburgh (Townhouse? Partners? Nook?). From those more familiar producers, expect new beers, such as Orkney Meridian, Eden On the Rocks, and Alechemy (St)Ella Burst. The festival runs for 11 days, check the Guildford’s Twitter feed for updates and what’s on (full beer list will be up on the Guildford’s website from Monday the 7th).
On Friday, the week rounds out with a brewery launch, as new Edinburgh nanobrewery Carbon Smith have their first offerings for sale in the Potting Shed, on Potterrow. I’ll be catching up with Carbon Smith this week, so stand by for an exclusive full brewery preview on Thursday, the day before their beers debut to the public – the first draught offering of which happens to be one of my favourite styles; a milk stout.
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!