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 begin the week, Appellation Wines Dalry branch are hosting a tasting devoted to the backbone of beer – malt. Sure, hops take all the glory – particularly with the modern ‘craft’ beers – but without those grains, you wouldn’t be drinking beer at all. Head along and discover how differing malt bills equate to different beers at the end of the process.
This mid-week, it’s the return of an Edinburgh tradition. Each year, four students from the Heriot-Watt Brewing and Distilling course group together to design, create, launch and sell a beer of their own, which they brew at Stewart Brewing’s facility in Loanhead. This Wednesday, the fifth Natural Selection Brewing beer hits the bars, and the only place to get the American ESB is the Teviot Lounge/New Amphion at the University of Edinburgh’s Teviot Row House. Tickets are £8 in advance or £10 on the door. Entrance includes your first pint, a souvenir pint glass, access to three unique beers before anyone else in the UK – two of which are on for one-night only – and a full evening of entertainment. For the first time, Natural Selection’s beer will be pouring on cask, keg, bottle and can.
Starting this Thursday (and continuing all weekend) – the Guildford Arms will be featuring beers from one of Northumberland’s best breweries – Allendale Ales. On the bar, the distinctive pump clips of – Wagtail, Curlews Return, Pennine Pale and a new California Common Steam Beer. The beers will all be on at £2.50 a pint, so get there early.
Also to round off the week, the Holyrood 9A are hosting a rendition of the oldest vs. game in the business (well, of modern times, at least). Yes, it’s cask vs keg. Four beers will be on offer, each one being served in both formats and you’ll have the opportunity to decide which is the ultimate and best dispense method. Which will it be?
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!