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?
We’ll start this very evening, at Spit/Fire where one half of acclaimed New Zealand brewery the Yeastie Boys will be holding court. How acclaimed? Well, their recent crowd-funding drive raised $500,000 in just over thirty minutes. Seldom-seen up to now in the UK, head to Spit/Fire for a chance to try beers such as Digital IPA, Gunnamatta, Pot Kettle Black Remix, and xeRRex (with other NZ beers on offer from Renaissance and Tuatara). The ticket price includes six beers, food, and probably some special samples…
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 expect plenty of great beer over the course of the evening as well as tasters of new additions to their lineup!
Also on Tuesday, BrewDog Edinburgh are linking arms (metaphorically) with the Big Easy, to celebrate Fat Tuesday New Orleans style. Bourbon cocktails and Creole style food from Reekie’s Smokehouse will be joined by music from the deep south, all from 6pm onwards. Let the Good Times roll!
This week’s Appellation tasting gives itself over to the big hitters – barrel-aged beer. What flavours do casks and barrels impart on beer? And how do they vary? Comely Bank is the place to go to find out, as Ash and the team look to a range of beers augmented by being given extra time to develop in bourbon, Scotch whisky, rum, sherry and other kinds of barrels.
Starting this Thursday (and continuing all weekend) – the Guildford Arms are hosting a tap takeover from one of the more local producers – East Lothian’s Knops Beer. On the bar – East Coast Pale, Musselburgh Broke, California Common, Knops IPA, all £2.50 a pint. So get there early!
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!