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, the beery week beings with an event where you can find out, first hand, how one of our local breweries is progressing. Taking place at Cloisters Bar, it features Elixir Brewing Company; founder Benjamin Bullen will be on hand to discuss his latest beers such as Sugar Lumps and Sevy Saison, and how he is going in general. There will also be other Elixir beers available in the bottle, plus a guided tasting of Brews Your Daddy.
Also on Monday, Appellation Wines’ Dalry branch are hosting a tasting of a style of beers that Elixir have made their own; the oft-termed ‘speciality beers’. Honey, oats, orange peel, coffee beans, elderflower, coriander, gooseberries – expect all this, and more (not in the same bottle). Head down to Haymarket and discover just what these ingredients bring to the brewing party.
On Tuesday, Leith is the place to be, as the first working brewery there for many years – Pilot Beer – are hosting a Meet the Brewer and tap takeover at the Vintage. On offer, their entire core range, plus a one-off keg of ginger and elderflower summer ale. Matt and Pat will be there, fielding questions and telling all of their progress thus far in getting Leith back on the Scottish beer map.
Fast-forward to Wednesday, and attention turns to the Hanging Bat, as it’s the latest in their Meet the Spiriteer evenings. As ever, beer also features alongside the spirits; bespoke beers have been produced in homage to the blenders, to complement their wares. This time, the team from Compass Box will be in conversation, and they will be bringing their modern range of blended whiskies to match with food prepared in the Bat’s kitchen. Tickets are still available, book using the link above.
To round the week out, Newington is the place to be, as the Southern are hosting another of their semi-regular tour n’ tasting evenings with Barney’s Beer. The affable brewer plies his trade just behind the bar, in the grounds of Summerhall, and for the bargain price of a mere fiver you can get a talk, a couple of tasters and a guided tour of where the magic happens. For £15, you’ll also get one of the Southern’s burgers and a pint of one of Barney’s beers as well.
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!