Welcome to the latest Edinburgh Beer Weekly! Every Sunday – but on this instance, on Monday – 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?
Tomorrow, to start the bumper beery week, Leith is the place to be, as the first working brewery there for many years – Pilot Beer – put on a tap takeover at VDeep. Having recently been worthy winners of Edinburgh Small Business of the Year, it’s a great opportunity to head along and try the eight Pilot beers that will be on offer, listen to updates from what Matt and Pat have been up to, and try some amazing VDeep food.
This month’s Hanging Bat Meet the Brewer involves the most approachable brewery I can think of – Redchurch. From their Bethnal Green base, they built up one of the best core ranges of beers in London – which is saying something, given what’s going on there. Recently, however, they are moving in a new direction, with a raft of interesting sours joining that core, produced now by new head brewer James Rylance. It should be quite a night, and amazingly, tickets are still available – so get booking and find out exactly what new direction Redchurch are facing.
On Thursday, the David Macbeth Moir in Musselburgh will be hosting the beers of Freewheeling Brewery. This community owned producer from Peebles are one of the newer Scottish breweries on the scene, so this is a great opportunity to head along to Bridge Street in Musselburgh and find out from founder Richard White exactly what they are up to, and what it’s like to start a small-scale brewery.
Starting this Thursday (and continuing all weekend) – the Guildford Arms are hosting a tap takeover from the Kelburn Brewery, reigning Champion Beer of Scotland producers. On the bar – Pivo Estivo,Jaguar, Red Smiddy, Cart Noir, all £2.50 a pint. So get there early!
On the same evening, Appellation Wines Comely Bank branch are hosting a tasting based around the prime essence of beer – its drinkability. That’s why we all enjoy beer, after all – and the team have curated a series of half a dozen of the most approachable, enjoyable, and drinkable beers that are out there – irrespective of strength…
To round off the week, the Holyrood 9A are hosting an IPA Challenge, running from Friday through to Sunday. Over the three days, three different guest IPA’s will be pouring from the Holyrood’s taps, and you can head along, try all three and vote for whichever one you like the best. Only one beer can win the challenge!
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!