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Campervan open beer garden in Leith

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A Scottish brewery has transformed its community taproom into a beer garden and Paul Gibson, founder of brewers Campervan, revealed that the project had been in the back of his mind for some time.The beer garden...

Campaigners urge drinkers to support their local

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CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has urged drinkers to get back down their local pub or by supporting take-home beer and cider sales from premises that cannot open yet. The organisation has teamed...

Three cheers – there’s a new beer in Cold Town

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One of Scotland’s leading independent breweries has launched its first canned craft lager which is available to buy direct from selected local retailers or delivered straight to your door. Brewed by hand in small batches,...

Winter beer festival goes online

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Lothians beer enthusiasts are alerted to the fact that tickets are now on sale for The Great British Beer Festival Winter from 19-21 March 2021. The festival, which was due to be held in...

Brown delves deep and hits the spot with heady book

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Beer is a big issue even with COVID-19 restrictions gripping the country. A cool, refreshing bottle fresh from the fridge is a pleasure.It is particularly good if you are sitting with your feet up...
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Beer campaigners make new plea to the Government

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Real ale campaigners have called on the Government to extend the support package to the hospitality industry. Nik Antona, national chairman of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), in response to the Prime Minister's statement...

Heady response to new ale app

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The new beer delivery app Brew2You received more than 5,000 users on the first day as devotees strived to to get their beer ordered in time for the Bank Holiday weekend. The app, which is...

Staggering drop in craft beer sales

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Latest figures reveal an 82 per cent drop in craft beer sales since the COVID-19 crisis began. Tom Stainer, chief executive of CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, says this highlights the devastating impact that...

New beer styles reflected in Champion Beer of Britain

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CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, will include new beer styles in its Champion Beer of Britain competition, the winner of which is announced each August at Great British Beer Festival in Olympia London.A...

Heady year for unique Lothians brewery

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Edinburgh-based Bellfield Brewery are celebrating a big year for Britain’s first dedicated gluten-free brewery. They produce beer in small batches, using traditional methods combined with non-traditional ingredients, only minutes from the centre of Scotland's capital.And...

Heady topics featured in Beers Without Beards festival

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Abi Newton, the vice-chair of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), will be in Edinburgh on Friday to speak at the inaugural Women in Beer Festival (WIB Fest) from October 10 to 13, organised...
Glass of beer being poured under beer tap

Invaluable guide for real ale devotees

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CAMRA'S Good Beer Guide is invaluable, particularly if you are new to an area or travelling around and seeking out a quality watering hole.Now in its 47th year, it includes entries for more than...

Campaigners plead for a cut in beer tax

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The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has marked 1 September as ‘Pub Tax Day’ and has used the occasion to call for reductions in the tax charged on draught beer to halt the decline...

Edinburgh pub recommended by CAMRA members

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One Edinburgh pub has been recommended as a top brewpub as part of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) nationwide Summer of Pub initiative.The campaign is part of International Beer Day (2 August) which...
Glass of beer being poured under beer tap

Cheers as nation urged to celebrate Beer Day Britain

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Thousands of Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) members will be raising a pint to celebrate the nation’s favourite drink for Beer Day Britain which culminates with a national Cheers To Beer at 7pm on...

Heady menu for Edinburgh craft beer festival

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Scotland’s largest celebration of craft beer returns to Edinburgh on May 24 and 25 at the Biscuit Factory with a special foodie focus, top-class music acts and a huge selection of craft beers from...

Heady night for Edinburgh pub at national awards

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Edinburgh pub the Black Rose Tavern is the overall champion in the Best Bar None awards. The Rose Street venue also won the Innovation in Social Responsibility and Best Independent Pub categories.Best Bar None operates...

Variety is key to deciding where to go for a pint

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A survey reveals that 60 per cent of potential pub goers see variety and an exciting range of beers as key considerations when it comes to deciding where to go for a pint.The results...

Real ale festival comes to Edinburgh

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Joe Crawford promises a showcase for 170 Scottish real ales, cider and perry when the 2018 Scottish Real Ale Festival comes to Edinburgh in July.It's at The Corn Exchange, Slateford, from Thursday, July 5...

CAMRA chair urges support from Parliament

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The Scottish Parliament can to a lot to support the Scottish brewing industry.That's the view of Sarah Crawford, Scotland and Northern Ireland director for the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).She told the annual reception...

Stewart Brewing celebrates win at the Scotland Food and Drink Awards

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Leading Scottish craft brewer, Stewart Brewing, is celebrating after winning a top prize at the Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards last night. The brewer’s popular beer Radical Road fought off tough competition to win the Brewing...

Stewart Brewing announce collaboration brews

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Stewart Brewing - who will play host to the Edinburgh Beer Festival on Saturday 13 May - has announced several limited-edition collaboration beers that will be available at the festival this year, including an ice cream style...
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Calling all craft beer enthusiasts to the New Beer Revolution Festival!

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Beer-loving friends Richard Servranckx and Dan Quille, both from Leith in Edinburgh, plan to share their passion for quality brews and revolutionise the Scottish beer scene with a new ‘Craft Beer Revolution Festival’ at...

Summer Beer and Food Festival in August

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Summer Beer & Food Fest is Edinburgh’s first collaboration festival taking place on Saturday 1st August at Stewart Brewing. Rather than hosting an event by themselves, the local craft brewery wanted to organise a...

Where to eat and drink in Edinburgh – Burger Meats Bun!

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As they say ‘If you want a burger that'll blow your box you're in the right place!' At Burger Meats Bun they are dedicated to producing the tastiest burgers, a claim made by many...

Mercat launches new special beer to mark the end of tramworks

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A New ‘Mercat’ Commemorative Beer On-board   The award-winning Mercat Bar & Restaurant in Edinburgh’s Haymarket area has launched a special, own branded beer in conjunction with Alechemy Brewing, the microbrewery based in West Lothian -...

Students test their own beer

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Four 'renaissance' real ale-loving postgrad brewing students from Edinburgh's Heriot-Watt University have been trialling and testing their own tipple at top Edinburgh brewer Stewart Brewing.The four students have left behind their careers in music,...

Hadrian’s Restaurant offer a tasting experience

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Hadrian's Brasserie - Wine & Beer DinnerExperience a four course dinner paired with a fine selection of artisan beers and wines at The Balmoral's chic and buzzy brasserie - Hadrian's. Wine Importers will take you...

Deuchars tops the poll

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 Deuchars IPA is brewing up a storm in Edinburgh after being voted the number one IPA in a consumer poll.The award-winning India Pale Ale scooped top position in a campaign organised by the inaugural...

Edinburgh beer in the running in Great British Beer Hunt

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Whisky may be the first drink of Scotland but a local brewer has proved its worth at brewing beer. A brand new liquorice-infused spring beer from Edinburgh-based Caledonian Brewing has been announced as one of...

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