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?
Continuing from last week
The Guildford Arms’ annual autumn real ale festival carries on from last week, running right up until Sunday the 19th of October. Lots of fantastic beers from all over the UK will still be on offer, in a mix of styles best for this time of the year. Click the link above to plan your drinking targets…
Last week it was Comely Bank’s honour to hose the first of Appellation’s Oktoberfest special tastings; this week the attention turns to their older Dalry store. Head along and sample the best beers southern Germany can offer at this time of the year. Apparently, if you turn up in authentic Oktoberfest gear, you get a prize! Prost!
On Wednesday, the final beery event of the continuing Midlothian Science festival takes place, at the Paper Mill in Lasswade. A adventure though hops – a guide to their aroma, bitterness and general hop culture. Presented By Bruce Smith BSc, the Innovation Brewer at Stewart Brewing, the event includes a chance to taste the difference that hops have made to the beers. This is a free but ticketed event which is suitable for an audience aged 18+ years.
The festival spirit continues this week with the return of the Bow Bar’s cracking Oktoberfest. Expect to see a BeerCaster or two lurking around in front of the famed Aitken founts on at least one occasion this week, particularly with a choice of 14 keg, 9 cask and 20 bottled German and German-themed beers to choose from. Two pint steins will be available (with deposit), as will German food – check the Twitter link above for more details.
To round the week off, attention turns to the Holyrood 9A, as their taps will be put to task, matching a selection of beers with a range of whiskies. If you’ve never tried beer and whisky pairing – it really does work, and there’s nothing more intrinsically Scottish than the ‘hauf and hauf’…
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!