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 on Tuesday, where the Bow Bar are hosting another of their semi-regular ‘Good Beer Nights’. No fuss, no frills, just beers from the following breweries:- Usher & Co, Stone Brewing Co, Brewdog, Brussels Beer Project, Tiny Rebel, Nomads Brewing, Cromarty, Anarchy Brew Co, Northern Monk, Windswept and will also feature Fruit Cup, the new collaboration between Camden and Beavertown brewed with juniper berries, cubeb peppers, cucumbers, orange zest, orange puree, mint and strawberries…
On Wednesday, the latest of Edinburgh’s new breweries breaks cover for the first time. Valve Brewing Co are based in the south-east of the city, and will be launching with two cask and one keg beer – with one of the casks brewed with hops grown inside the city limits. A true Edinburgh beer! Pouring from 5pm, head down to the Tap and catch up with the newest beermaker from this increasingly brewery-filled city.
The next evening sees the second brew-off between Edinburgh’s Fuller Thomson bars – as the Red Squirrel go up against OX184. 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. Who will gain all-important bragging rights? You decide!
The same night, Appellation Wines’ weekly tasting takes place at the Comely Bank branch – and it revolves around the middle ground of not-quite-blonde and not-too-dark ales. Ambers, Red Ales and Bitters are classic British styles, and they bring a huge range of unexpected complexity to the party. Head along to Appellation on Thursday night and find out exactly how much…
The latest Summerhall beer festival takes place this coming weekend; the arts venue that encompasses Barney’s Brewery and Pickering’s Gin has a mix of indoor and outdoor drinking areas, and alongside staples from the home producers, beers will be on offer from local producers such as Hanging Bat Brew Co, Ushers, Luckie Ales and Carbon Smith. Food and live music will also be available. Sessions over the weekend start on Friday 6pm-12am, with Saturday divided into two sessions; 12:30pm-6:30pm and again 7:30pm-12am. The £8 entry includes £4 of beer tokens.
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!