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So – what’s happening in the Edinburgh beer scene over the next seven days?
Continuing from last week
The festival spirit continues from last week with the last seven days of the Bow Bar’s Oktoberfest. The choice of 14 keg, 9 cask and 20 bottled German and German-themed beers will have been depleted, but there will still be some outstanding beers on offer. Also: two pint steins (with deposit), and German food – check the Twitter link above for more details.
On Tuesday, William Street is the place to be, as Bert’s Bar host Loanhead stalwarts Stewart Brewing for a Meet the Brewer event. The exact beer list isn’t out yet, but their pumpkin beer is sure to be included, alongside flagships such as Edinburgh Gold.
Appellation’s weekly tasting takes place on Thursday this week at the Comely Bank branch, and features one of the latest trends to enter the British brewing scene – canned beer. That’s not true, of course, we’ve been drinking canned beer for decades here; but the UK’s microbreweries have finally cottoned on to the idea of using metal. Head down to Comely Bank and see if their efforts have been worthwhile…
Also on Thursday, there’s a very special charity evening taking place at Blackfriars. As we approach the ten-year mark of his untimely passing, the event will celebrate John Peel and his timeless Sessions. A special musical playlist had been curated by Niall McNeill, and Jonny Hamilton has brewed a John Peel Session IPA which will also be served. There’ll also be a raffle, and all proceeds will be donated to Shelter.
To round the week off, head along to BrewDog Edinburgh for the latest running of their hugely successful collabfest. BrewDog collaborated with sixteen different breweries to create a range of beers for the festival, one per BD bar (Edinburgh’s collab buddy were once again the fantastic Tempest Brewery). All sixteen beers will be on at one point during the day, with representatives of the brewteam along sometime in the afternoon. Check the link above for the full beer list, and if you’d like my take on last year’s festival, you can find that here.
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