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So – what’s happening in the Edinburgh beer scene over the next seven days?
The Halfway House is one of Edinburgh’s smallest, and most trusted, pubs, sitting a third of the way up the breezily steep staircase that connects Market Street and Cockburn Street. Each summer, they throw their taps over to a local Scottish brewery for a week, and this coming week is the turn of Stewart Brewing. Head down (or up) and catch some of Loanhead’s best beer, in a fairly unique pub.
This week’s tasting at Appellation Wines takes place on Wednesday, rather than Monday, and will see a ray of sunshine beam down onto Comely Bank. After Craig has arrived, he’ll be talking about the perfect, easy-drinking beers to keep you refreshed throughout this glorious summer we’ve been having. So, imperial stouts, then?
Wednesday 20th 3:00pm
BrewDog Fringe Award: Live Final
Bob and Miss Behave’s Bookshop, Venue 197, 5 Holyrood Road
Further Details / Venue Information FREE
As the Edinburgh Festival continues, BrewDog have been putting together an alternative festival event, in conjunction with the multi award-winning comedian Bob Slayer. On Wednesday afternoon, his bookshop on Holyrood Road (a quick stroll from the BrewDog bar) becomes venue for the final, as comedians battle for the Fringe Award by taking part in blind tastings, instant home brewing, and general comedy. Who will come out on top? Head along to Bob’s beer-filled bookshop and find out…
It’s a good week in prospect for fans of the Ellon concern, as on Thursday, Newington’s Clerk’s bar turns their taps over to several beers from BrewDog. Head down to Clerk’s Bar for tasters and prizes, and to chat to representatives from BrewDog, who will be on hand from 7:30pm.
Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd
Oddbins Tastings: Alechemy and Fallen Brewing Co’s
Oddbins Bruntsfield, 176 Bruntsfield Place / Oddbins Queensferry, 5 Queensferry St / Oddbins Elm Row, 94 Brunswick St
Alechemy Twitter feed / Fallen Twitter feed
If you head along to the Edinburgh-area branches of Oddbins at the end of the week, you’ll be able to catch up with two of Scotland’s most promising breweries. James Davies from Alechemy Brewing and Paul Fallen of Fallen Brewing will be doing a mini-tour of the branches on Thursday and Friday, chatting about their range of bottled beers, and general beery philosophies. Samples of all the beers will be on offer, for you to try. Full schedule is as follows:-
Alechemy: Thursday 21st, Bruntsfield 6-8pm; Friday 22nd, Queensferry 5:30-6:30pm, Elm Row 7-8pm
Fallen: Thursday 21st, Queensferry 6-8pm; Friday 22nd, Elm Row 5:30-6:30pm, Bruntsfield 7-8pm
Finally for the busy beer week, on Sunday Cloisters is the place to be, as Edinburgh’s latest brewery officially breaks cover in the city. Jaan Rätsep, co-founder and brewer at Black Metal Brewery, will be there to launch their two beers (which are already on the shelves of some of the city’s bottle shops). I’ll hopefully be catching up with Jaan very soon, so expect a full BeerCast preview on Black Metal before too long. But if you’d like to chat to him yourself (and try his beers), Cloisters is where to head for!
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!