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 events begin on Monday with if not exactly a tap takeover, an event that will go extremely well with beer. Edinburgh custom BBQ’ers Jones & Son are taking over the newly-refreshed kitchen at Spit/Fire and are rolling out a series of slow-cooked wonders. Wings, Carolina-style pulled pork and ‘hot guts sausage’ will be one the menu, and the bars’ taps turned over to beers that will complement the rich and moreish flavours. Booking is recommended (follow the link above).
Also on Monday, Appellation Wines are hosting a tasting session based around fruit beers. From traditional Belgian styles to full-on American beers – fruit gives a huge amount of flavour possibilities to a wide range of styles. As Ash and the team work their way through a few of them, find out just what this fascinating ingredient brings to the table. And get six of your five-a-day at the same time…
Canned beer has had a blustering resurgence over recent years, becoming something that is far easier to get hold of if you want something portable that is also palatable. Part of this success is down to mobile canning plants – and Loanhead’s Stewart Brewing have recently indulged, producing metal-clad versions of their fantastic Radical Road. The launch event for these cans – at which samples and a full range of keg beers will also be available – takes place on Wednesday at the Cowgate’s Ox 184. Head along and find out what modern canned beer tastes like!
On Thursday, legendary Edinburgh homebrew shop Brewstore are hosting their latest homebrew club at the Summerhall Café. For the princely sum of £3, you can sample a range of home-made beers from Edinburgh’s close-knit network of kitchen brewers, and if you’ve got bottles of your own to bring, feel free to add them to the lineup and get as much friendly and constructive feedback as you could wish for. All beers are accepted, but the special theme this month is ‘I did it all for Chinookie’ – single-hopped beers.
To round out the week, Edinburgh’s most meetable brewery are setting up shop at a bar never before featured on the Beer Weekly. As proof as Stewart Brewing are keen to get their beery message out to as many citizens of their home city as possible, they are hosting a Meet the Brewer at Indigo Yard in the West End. Head along from 5:30pm to catch up with the team and get a better handle on what great beer is all about.