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?
Wednesday is Back to the Future Day – the date that Marty and Doc ended up at in Back to the Future II. To celebrate, the Bow is playing all three Back to the Future films in a row from 4:29pm (the exact moment their DeLorean arrived in the future). Now that the future is here, enjoy the films with a dozen brand new beers from Cromarty, Alechemy, Pilot and others, and from 10:30pm a real DeLorean will be parked outside. But will it go anywhere? All proceeds from the evening will be donated to Parkinson’s Research charities.
Starting this Thursday (and continuing all weekend) – the Guildford Arms will be featuring beers from the (relatively) newly re-branded Born in the Borders Brewery. The Scottish Borders brewery (as was) will have the following beers on the bar. Expect the beers to fly out, particularly as they are being served at £2.50 a pint. On the bar – Foxy Blonde, Game Bird, Holy Cow, Dark Horse. Head down to the Guildford to try them out, but don’t be surprised if they don’t last long!
Also on Thursday, Appellation’s weekly event takes the form of a fascinating Meet the Brewer at their Comely Bank branch. Keith Johnston from Colonsay Brewery will be in store, leading a tasting of their beers, which have been relaunched recently with a new look. Colony are purportedly the island with the smallest population in the world with their own brewery – and the challenges of making beer somewhere so unique will surely be on the agenda.
Still on Thursday, bragging rights are up for grabs between two of the city’s Fuller Thomson bars – as the Holyrood 9A go up against the Southern Bar. Both serve beer, but do they know how to make it? The teams from each have made beer at Stewart Brewing’s Craft Beer Kitchen – and you get to decide who’s is better. This is just the beginning, as the other bars have also made beers – so total bragging rights are assured in the near future!
Finally, to round the week off, beer subscription service and producers of Ferment magazine, Beer52, are hosting a live event at Leith’s VDeep. From noon, you can head along and try the team’s curry tapas matched with beers selected by the Beer52 team; before later in the evening (at 6pm) a special sit-down pairing event, for which tickets are still available. Check the link above for further details!
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!