Six Degrees North Our Beer Man’s Verdict Six Degrees North is one of Scotland’s most intriguing beer operations.Exterior It started life at the Marine Hotel in the Aberdeenshire town of Stonehaven, perhaps an unlikely birthplace for complex – and occasionally challenging – Belgian-influence beers. The beers quite rightly established the brewery as one to watch, …

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The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule Our Beer Man’s Verdict The Golden Rule is an unassuming pub you’re unlikely to stumble across by chance.Exterior It’s tucked away on a corner of Yeaman Place, just off the much busier Dundee Street. It’s an extremely short walk from its sister pub The Fountain but doesn’t appear to have much in …

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Exterior The Joker & the Thief Our Beer Man’s Verdict A clutch of decent pubs have sprung up on Leith Walk – for so long seemingly stoutly resistant to gentrification – in recent years. Boda and Victoria led the way, and have been joined by venues including the Black Fox, the Brass Monkey, Brig, the …

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Usher’s

Our Beer Man’s Verdict I reviewed Usher’s 18 months ago, when it had just opened. My write-up was pretty positive, without being glowing. My view at the time was that it was perhaps playing things a little safe and would need to find a niche to really succeed. I thought little more about Usher’s afterwards, …

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Our Beer Woman’s Verdict If you like beer, Edinburgh is a pretty awesome place to live. The city and surrounding area is lucky to boast many excellent breweries: Pilot, Barney’s, Elixir, Alechemy, Stewart’s, Knops, Tempest…the list goes on. So what can the newest addition to the scene, the Edinburgh Beer Factory, bring to the table? …

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