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?
Continuing from last week, the Guildford Arms Spring Beerfest runs for the entire week, before finishing up on Sunday. Plenty of the sixty beers from a wide range of UK breweries will still be on offer – check the Guildford’s Twitter feed for updates and what’s on when, before setting out for West Register St.
Monday’s Appellation tasting takes place at the Comely Bank branch, and sees attention turn towards the stars of Scottish brewing. Featuring home-grown, world-class beers, let Craig and the team put your mind at rest about just how good our Scottish brewers really are (hint: very).
Corstorphine doesn’t feature that often on the pages of the Beer Weekly – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t thirsty Edinburghers there requiring a beer or three on a Tuesday evening. Luckily for them, Stewart Brewing will be in attendance that night, with a selection of their beers on offer, for purchase and for sampling.
The next evening, the action switches to the base of the High Street, as Loanhead’s other brewery – Top Out – are launching a brand new beer at the Kilderkin. The Cone is a 6.8% US IPA hopped with Amarillo, Palisade, Simcoe and Summit (the last being fitting for Top Out), and it was apparently the first cask to sell out at this year’s Heriot-Watt Charity Beer Festival. Head down and chat to Michael and Moo, catch up with how they are getting on, and be the first to try The Cone.
Brewers of the Lothians are a social bunch, clearly, and if you head along to Oddbins on Queensferry Street on Thursday evening, you’ll be able to catch up with yet another. James Davies from the excellent Alechemy Brewing will be there from 5:30pm, chatting about his new range of bottled beers, his re-vamped branding, and his general beery philosophy. Samples of all the new beers will be on offer, for you to try.
Ahh, Easter eggs. So good, and yet, so bad. If you’d rather swap out the Cadbury’s for something a little different, over the Easter weekend, Fuller Thomsons bars (Holyrood 9A, the Southern, and the Red Squirrel) are offering a gourmet seasonal feast for only £20. For this, you get the tempting proposition of FIVE courses of taste-matched food and beers, including burgers, chocolates (no escape) and cheese. Sounds like a great way to spend a weekend!
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