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 week begins at Cloisters Bar, who are hosting a meet the brewer/owner event with the two men who resurrected Tyne & Wear’s Mordue Brewery twenty years ago. Garry and Matthew Fawson re-started the old Mordue name back in 1995, and have since gone from strength to strength, winning numerous awards. On the bar at Cloisters for the night, Killswitch 51, Mordue IPA, Workie Ticket, Northumberland Blonde and Dart Frog (all cask), and Pandamonium (keg).
As we all desperately try to hold on to that summer feeling, Appellation Comely Bank are giving you the chance for a last determined dalliance with those easy-drinking, hop-forward golden beers of sunnier times. Head along for 8pm and if the sun isn’t shining outside, it will be inside (hopefully).
On Wednesday, the Stockbridge Tap is the place to be as they kick off their annual autumn beer festival. Head down to one of the very best pubs in the city for some cracking beers – particularly this year as one of the main focuses for the festival are the unfined beers of Scotland. Not filtering or dropping the yeast out gives beer a very different flavour profile – which there is only one way to find out! Also on Wednesday, the festival launches with the Pilot/Elixir collaboration – a 6.3% ‘blush’ (i.e. pink) saison, brewed with sumac, hibiscus and lime leaves. No, me neither.
On Thursday, legendary Edinburgh homebrew shop Brewstore (ex. Edina) are hosting a homebrew club at the Summerhall Café. For the princely sum of £3, you can sample a range of home-made beers from Edinburgh’s close-knit network of kitchen brewers, and if you’ve got bottles of your own to bring, feel free to add them to the lineup and get as much feedback as you could wish for.
You might want to book Monday off work, as Sunday looks like being the night of the now-annual Rainbow Project, taking place at the Hanging Bat. The brainchild of Siren’s Ryan Witter-Merithew, it simply involves pairing up UK and overseas breweries, then giving them a colour of the rainbow around which to base an India Pale Ale. A non-ticketed event, head up and try the beers brewed by fourteen of the most forward-thinking breweries in the world. Partizan/Mikkeller Blue IPA, anyone?
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!