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So, what’s happening in the Edinburgh beer scene over the next seven days?
CONTINUING FROM LAST WEEK
Cloisters Bar is an Edinburgh institution, and has been serving fantastic cask ale for twenty years. As part of their birthday celebrations, Barry and the team have gathered a fantastic list of beers new and old. Pouring from the taps, for the next few days a range of old favourites and some of the latest beers you can get your hands on. There’s even a special beer brewed for the occasion. Head along to Cloisters and join in the fun!
Next week begins in traditional style, with a tasting at Appellation Wines’ Dalry branch. The topic under discussion this time is the ‘go big or go home’ variety of beers – imperials. For the uninitiated, that means stronger versions of IPA’s, stouts, saisons and the like; perfect for ageing, or for drinking right now…
Saturday is ANZAC Day – when Australians, New Zealanders and people of the Pacific Islands remember their veterans. Edinburgh’s Elixir Brewing Company are operated by an Australian, and to commemorate this special annual occasion they have created ANZAC, a 5.9% Aus/Kiwi-hopped beer also brewed with rolled oats, golden syrup and coconut. Launched on the day of the same name, the recipe emulates ANZAC biscuits, commonly sent from home to the soldiers in the trenches. Donations will also be accepted on the day for the Edinburgh ANZAC Memorial Fund.
Great Grog first opened their doors in 1999 – and their emphasis on beer has steadily increased over the years. Saturday sees the latest running of their hugely popular spring bottled beer bonanza, held in the hall of Café Camino – the side-space associated with St Mary’s Cathedral. Tickets are available in advance from Great Grog, or on the day at the festival itself (if any are unsold, at £10). However, they are almost running out – so be quick. Pouring on the day – over a hundred Scottish craft beers from a dozen different producers, plus some special beer brewed specifically for the Festival.
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!