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!
The Beer Weekly kicks off today on this particular week (not Monday as per usual). The reason being, one of Edinburgh’s best pubs are celebrating the start of May with a single-day beer festival celebrating the art of the old-time session beer. Offerings from 3.7% to 6.8% will be pouring from Cloisters’ taps, and the range of brilliantly-made second or third pint wonders includes such standouts as Cromarty Hit the Lip, Swannay Orkney Stout and Tiny Rebel One Inch Punch. What else are you going to do on a Sunday?
Monday’s tasting at Appellation takes place at their original Dalry location and features some of the more unusual beers on offer at the moment. With out of the ordinary ingredients, or unexpected techniques – innovation and imagination make beer truly fascinating. Head along to Appellation and get a better idea of the ideas behind some genuinely interesting beers.
Next up for the week, on Tuesday the Bow Bar is hosting the twelfth in their series of ‘Not an Event, just Good Beer’ nights. No fuss, no frills, simply a lineup of fantastic beers – not least the on-draught Edinburgh debut of Chris Lewis’s DeadEnd Brew Machine in the shape of Death One, a 6.8% passion fruit IPA. Also on the taps, Tempest’s Mango Berlinner, SIXNORTH’S Chopper Stout, and five beers from the little-seen (in Scotland) Herefordshire microbrewery Odyssey Brew Co, inlcuding the brilliantly-named 2.5% IPA ‘Pocket Nuke’.
On Thursday, the West End is the place to be as Stewart Brewing are in town to take over the taps of Ryan’s Bar. With a range of old classics (such as their heralded 80/-) to new one-offs (the Pelican Grain Train wheat beer brewed with Fallen Brewing Co), and more besides, head along to Ryan’s and discover the latest from Loanhead’s finest.
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!