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?
The beery fun an games begin in just a couple of hours, as BrewDog’s second bar in their ever-growing portfolio celebrates its fourth birthday. Head along from 2pm for fun and games, and a range of specially curated beers including a one-off birthday special from Pilot Beer – a white Belgian cacao milk stout called, appropriately enough, Bananaversaire.
Monday’s Appellation tasting takes place at their second-ever location as well, the Comely Bank branch. It revolves around the wonders of wild yeast, and other sour treats. If you’ve never experienced lambics or sours, they can be quite the initial challenge. So let Ash and the team give you an insight into just how amazing they can be.
On Wednesday, the Hanging Bat throws its taps over to one of the most exciting breweries in the country – Mark Tranter’s Burning Sky. Formerly of Dark Star, Mark set out on his own and has already carved a hugely impressive reputation for his range of Belgian-inspired beers. The deserved winner of the British Guild of Beer Writers’ Brewer of the Year last year, the beers he has created are simply stunning. Although the MTB is sold out, the beers will be on (full list on the link above), and it will be quite a night.
Starting this Thursday (and continuing all weekend) – the Guildford Arms are hosting a tap takeover from one of the newest one-man-band breweries – Stirlingshire’s excellent Fallen Brewing Co. Since moving into his own facility in Kippen, Paul Fallen has really been able to get his beers exactly how he wants – and if you’ve not tried them before, this is your chance! On the bar – Local Motive, Dragonfly, Blackhouse, Grapevine, all £2.50 a pint. So get there early!
The beery week also concludes at BrewDog Edinburgh, as the Cowgate’s finest celebrate the greatest beer writer who ever lived – the incomparable Michael Jackson. Today would have been the Beer Hunter’s 73rd birthday, and you can head along and toast the great man with a selection of his favourite Belgian beers and Scotch whiskies. Collections will be taken in his memory for the Parkinsons Society UK.
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!