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 week begins early this time around – in a couple of hours, actually. BrewDog Edinburgh are hosting a beer and chocolate pairing afternoon; they have got together with renowned local chocolatiers the Chocolate Tree to formulate a series of five matches for BrewDog beers. Head along and find out why it’s not just savoury food that works well with beer…
On Thursday, Appellation Wines Comely Bank branch are hosting another of their contests – this time pitting three styles of dark beer from the US against their equivalents from the UK. Have the Americans caught up with our natural talents for brewing stouts and porters? Or is the original better? And just what the heck is black IPA, anyway? This is your chance to find out…
Starting this Thursday (and continuing all weekend) – the Guildford Arms will be featuring beers from Peterborough’s Oakham Ales, one of the most consistent cask ale brewers in the country. On the bar – Forger, Green Devil, Citra, Bishops Farewell and new US Pale Ale Nekomata. The beers will all be on at £2.50 a pint (other than Nekomata), so get there early. Yes, you read that right; Oakham Green Devil, on cask, in Edinburgh, at £2.50 a pint.
The beery week then heads back to the Cowgate, where BrewDog Edinburgh host the amazing beers from Argyll’s finest – Fyne Ales. Head along from 6pm for some fantastic guest beer and a chance to learn what Fyne are up to as they bed in their new brewery.
The beery week then ends at the fairly civilised time of 3 o’clock on Sunday afternoon, also in the Cowgate, at one of Edinburgh’s newest beer bars. OX 184 are hosting the launch of a brand new beer from Alechemy Brew Co – a 4.8% Indonesian Long Pepper-infused beer called Malacca Black IPA. For a relaxed Sunday afternoon, head along and find out exactly what this sweeter, nuanced pepper can bring to a hoppy dark beer – to me, it sounds pretty much like a perfect addition.
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!