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So, what’s happening in the Edinburgh beer scene over the next seven days?
Tuesday 17th 6:30pm
Beer and Chocolate Pairing
Stewart Brewing, Dryden Industrial Estate, Loanhead
Further Information Tickets £20 Available HERE.
First up, if you head out to Stewart Brewing on Tuesday you’ll be able to partake in a tasting of some very special beer-related goodies. Loanhead’s finest have got together with Leith’s Thinking Chocolates to produce festive chocolates, plus a tasting event that matches five of their wares with five Stewart Brewing beers. The ticket also includes a chance to taste this year’s brew of Coconut Porter, and a tour of the Stewart Brewing facility.
On Thursday, the Bow Bar is the place to be for a tap takeover and meet the brewer event with a slight difference. A stone’s throw from Urquhart Castle is the Benleva Hotel, and the home of the Loch Ness Brewery. Since starting out in 2011 they have grown quickly and now gained a thriving export market – and now they have decided it’s time for a brand that really fits. So on Thursday at the Bow – eight cask, six keg beers alongside giveaways and discussion from the Loch Ness team, plus a chance to witness the unveiling of their new logo and branding!
There’s a choice for MTB events on Thursday, as a short hop from the Bow on Dublin Street you’ll be able to find Richard Burhouse of the fantastic Magic Rock. He’ll be hosting an evening’s tasting event where six beers will be of offer, paired with a three-course BBQ feast (full details above). During the evening Richard will talk about how Magic Rock have gone from their beginnings to becoming a household name amongst UK beer fans – and will also officially launch their new canned beers into Scotland at the same time. It should be a great night!
Also on Thursday – the perfect beers for this time of year, this week’s Appellation tasting takes place at their Comely Bank branch and revolves around stouts and porters. With flavours of chocolate, liquorice and all manner of dark fruit, they really are a fantastic choice for the cold weather.
Finally, to round off the week in style, there’s a very special birthday party taking place. The Hanging Bat have reached the toddling age of 3 and to celebrate they are loading their usually-groaning beer board with even more special beer than usual (which is saying something). There’s no specific birthday beer this year – that is an extremely tempting Imperial Blackberry Porter brewed with Thornbridge that will be served at their next MTB event at the start of December. But the Friday beer list includes such house favourites as two year old Buxton/HB Berry Saki Bastard, Burning Sky Vatted Porter, Fyne Ales Jarl and many more from breweries such as Siren, Pilot, Wild Beer Co and the Kernel. Check the link above for the full beer list – and to everyonr at the Bat – many happy returns!
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