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?
We’re bang in the middle of the Stockbridge Tap annual autumn beer festival. Head down to the newly-crowned CAMRA Pub of the Year for Scotland and Northern Ireland for some cracking beers – be sure and check the Tap’s twitter feed for what casks and kegs are hitting the bar on each particular day.
Also in beer festival news, the Nicholson’s autumn festival kicks off across their six Edinburgh pubs, tying in with the recently-started rugby world cup. With bespoke beers pouring over the next few weeks, head down to the Kenilworth, Mitre, Conan Doyle, Greyfriars Bobby’s, Deacon Brodies or the Haymarket Bar (or a combination thereof), to get with the festival spirit.
Great Grog first opened their doors in 1999 – and their emphasis on beer has steadily increased over the years. Saturday sees the return of their hugely popular bottled beer festival, held in the hall of Café Camino – the relaxed lunchspace associated with St Mary’s Cathedral. Tickets are available in advance from Great Grog on Dalkeith Road, or on the day at the festival itself. Head along and try all kinds of beers from Scottish producers – a list which at time of going to press includes Tempest, Black Metal, Fyne Ales, Top Out, Alechemy, And Union (formerly Brewers and Union), Lerwick Brewery, Stewart Brewing, Brew Store and New Wave/Hanging Bat Brew Co.
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!