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So – what’s happening in the Edinburgh beer scene over the next seven days?
Summer looks to be on the way out – which for Edinburgh usually means an end to the rain and a sudden mild spell of actual warm weather. Against that background, Appellation Wines Comely Bank branch are hosting a beers for Autumn tasting, previewing what you might be drinking as the weather cools a little. Amber ales, reds, bitters and brown ales ahoy.
Great Grog first opened their doors in 1999 – and their emphasis on beer has steadily increased over the years. Saturday sees the return of their bottled beer festival, held in the hall of Café Camino – the relaxed lunchspace associated with St Mary’s Cathedral. Head along and try all kinds of beers from Scottish producers – at least ten of whom will be in attendance. Tickets are available in advance from Great Grog on Dalkeith Road, or on the day at the festival itself. Confirmed brewers in attendance include Brewdog, St. Andrews, Tryst, Tempest, Alechemy, Barney’s, Knops, Top Out and Stewart, plus Brewstore will be there to answer all homebrew-related questions.
On the same day, Summerhall are joining in with Doors Open Day by throwing theirs open to the general public. From noon on Saturday you’ll be able to explore the residential streets of Summerhall and enjoy beers from Barney’s brewery, as well as seeing where the magic happens. Not only that, his mini-bar-van will be there, dispensing beer – plus, Summerhall’s on-site gin distillery Pickering’s will be around with a bar of their own. Living Mountain Record Shop and Coco Chocolate will also be setting up shop.
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