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?
To start the week, the regular beer tasting at Appellation Wines – this time, the event takes place at their original Dalry Road branch. It also revolves around a topical theme, as you can blind-taste six beers (three styles, with one beer of each from Scotland and one from England). Pick a winner, in this week where that kind of thing might be also happening elsewhere.
Also to begin the week, there’s a fantastic-sounding event at Spit/Fire for those of us who like burgers. The first Monday of every month will now see the Dublin Street bar(s) kitchen taken over by an outside caterer – and for this Monday, that company is Fat Hippo Burgers from Newcastle. For the menu, check out the link above, although if you get to the ‘Born Slippy’ (Double patty, topped with pulled pork ribs, homemade bbq sauce, jalapeños and chilli jam), that choice may have then been made for you…[vegetarian burgers are also available]
Paul Fallen set up his brewery in 2012, but much more recently than that has been able to open his own production facility in Kippen, Stirlingshire. Since moving away from contracting, understandably his beers are exactly how he wants and tasting extremely good indeed. One Wednesday, he’ll be at Cloisters with a hefty selection of his wares (nine casks and two kegs), answering questions about how to make that leap and go it alone.
— Cloisters (@Cloisters_Bar) April 29, 2015
Also, from the 7th of May one tap at Cloisters will be dedicated to the Nepal Earthquake Appeal. Brewers have donated casks to the pub for the event, and £3 from every beer sold will go directly to the appeal – look out for whichever pump clip has the Nepalese flag or appeal logo.
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!