Welcome to the latest Edinburgh Beer Weekly! Every Sunday I’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 the 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 me 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?
Cloisters is the place to be on Wednesday night as Edinburgh’s latest collaboration beer launches, and it’s one that I seem to have been (indirectly) responsible for. In this post I wrote back in June, about whether saisons have become the style for craft beer tinkering, I casually mentioned a random wanky-sounding beer to illustrate my (laboured) point – a ‘Peruvian kelp-infused green tea and mustard cress pale ale’. Well, Ollie from Carbon Smith and Benjii – it would have to be Benjii – from Elixir Brew Co seemed to take this as a challenge, and have brewed a saison version. And it launches this Wednesday. Is this a case of life imitating art? Or being careful what you wish for. Either way, it should be something…
It’s all about the dark beers on Thursday, at the Appellation Wines tasting covers stouts and porters. Head along to Comely Bank and find out what the difference is between the two styles, why they both warm you up on a cold February night, and why imperial versions can warm you up even more.
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!