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?
On Monday, Tim from Stewart Brewing will be holding forth at the Comely Bank branch of Appellation Wines, leading a tasting of some of their latest bottled creations and also discussing how things are going for the Loanhead outfit. Head along and find out just what Stewart are up to.
Undoubtedly the midweek event in town is the return of the Bow Bar’s IPA Challenge. From Wednesday, twenty-five will be on offer, on both cask and keg, to be sampled blind (i.e. with no pump clips, just abv-range). You’ll have a scorecard to tot up how you like them, and the Bow will count all the scores before revealing, truly, what is the favourite IPA of Edinburgh drinkers. Who will win the trophy following last years’ victors, Tempest Brewing Co? Who will finish last this time?
On Thursday (but continuing all weekend) – the Guildford Arms will be featuring beers from one of Scotland’s most northernmost producers – the Sinclair Orkney Brewery. On the bar – Corncrake, Wayfarer, Raven and Three Sisters. All the beers will be on at £2.50 a pint, while they last. Don’t be surprised if they don’t last long!
Friday 13th [to Sunday 15th]
Battle of the Brewers – Broughton v Skye
The White Lady, 92-98 St John’s Road, Corstorphine
White Lady website
It’s a battle of island versus lowland on Friday, and throughout the weekend. At Corstorphine’s Wetherspoons outlet, the White Lady, beers will be on offer from both the Isle of Skye Brewery and the Broughton Brewery, with the opportunity to try from each and decide which you prefer. Will Skye’s recent rebrand win you over? Or will the beers from the Borders come out on top?
Sunday is Father’s Day, and Lothian Road’s Red Squirrel are running an event that might appeal to any father (or any other member of society) with a passing interest in making their own beer. Hosted by Stewart Brewing and the homebrewing hive-mind of Newington’s Brewstore, the event – run in a series of sessions – features beer and tips on how to home brew, what pitfalls to avoid, and how economical – and fun – it can be to brew your own. There will also be a prize draw to win a homebrew kit – so sign up early!
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!