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?
Monday 7th [to June 25th]
Raise your glass! Celebrating Scotland’s Brewing Heritage
Museum of Edinburgh, 142 Canongate
Further details / FREE (Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm)
Just another word that for the next few months, the Museum of Edinburgh is hosting an exhibition of Scotland’s rich brewing history. Compiled by Brewing Heritage Scotland, the group who maintain the fascinating historical items of the Scottish Brewing Archive, the exhibition will feature a series of period images, documents and displays about the unique and often untold history of brewing in Scotland. Entry is free, and for anyone with even a passing interest in brewing is an absolute must-visit.
On Monday, the first event if the week is the traditional palate-loosener at Appellation Wines’ Dalry branch in Haymarket. This week, it revolves around all things dark and smoky, as the team dissect and discuss a selection of smoked beers in all their glories. These kinds of beers are truly fascinating, and well worth sampling (even if I disagree).
Tuesday 8th 7:00-9:00pm
Women in Brewing Event
Stewart Brewing, Dryden Industrial Estate, Loanhead
Further Information and tickets (FREE).
Tuesday is International Women’s Day, and Stewart Brewing are marking it by hosting a networking event featuring an invited guest panel of women working in the brewing industry. Head along to the brewery to hear a series of discussions on how women can be better represented in every aspect of beermaking, from those who have first-hand knowledge. The event is free but requires sign-up in advance (see link above), and should be fascinating for anyone considering a job as a brewer or any other facet of the world of beer.
Also on Tuesday, the Guildford Arms are showcasing something of an exclusive. Charles Wells Banana Bread Beer is something of a quirky institution – if you haven’t tried it, it really does taste as advertised – and the Guildford have acquired a one-off kegged version. Usually sold on cask or bottle, all the kegs leave the country (it’s not even served in Charles Wells’ own pubs) – so in a coup for the Guildford Arms, they will be serving up samples of the beer for anyone keen to see what this unique beer is like on keg.
Midweek sees another can’t-miss event, as another Loanhead-based brewery (Top Out) take over the taps of the Stockbridge Tap. The event will see the launch of a brand new beer – Top Out’s new El Dorado-hopped pale ale, with another cask-dry-hopped version pouring alongside. Five more beers from the Top Out team will be on offer, so get there early and find out exactly what this Edinburgh brewery are all about.
The next evening, the Tap’s sister bar is the place to be for a tap takeover and meet the brewer event with a slight difference. The Bow Bar are hosting a 14-tap takeover of enormous proportions from the fantastic Celt Experience (check beer list above) will be running alongside a ‘meet the cheese’ event from Edinburgh’s finest IJ Mellis. Beer and cheese is the classic pairing, better than any wine (although I would say that), so head down to the Bow, meet the guys from both brewery and fromagery and discover how good both can be together.
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!