Our Beer Man’s Verdict Matching wine with food is, of course, a long-standing tradition – while beer has successfully elbowed its way into the culinary world in recent years.Exterior Whisky, though? Although regularly used in food, it’s less often paired with food in the way those other alcoholic beverages are. But the Scotch Malt Whisky …

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Our Beer Man’s Verdict ExteriorThere can be few greater compliments to a venue than – glass in hand, belly full and a smile illuminating your face – there is nowhere else you would rather be. That’s what an evening in the Anderson feels like. The Highland town of Fortrose is a fair jaunt from the …

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Staggs

Our Beer Man’s Verdict ExteriorThe Volunteer Arms in Musselburgh – more commonly known as Staggs – is a legendary pub which has clocked up countless CAMRA accolades. Tucked just behind the main thoroughfare in the East Lothian town, it’s a timeless establishment – seemingly untroubled by fads or trends – which feels like it has …

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Craft Beer Rising

Our Beer Man’s Verdict Craft Beer Rising is one of the biggest events of its kind in the UK, aiming to showcase the very best of the new wave of British brewing. And for the first time, it is being held in Scotland – running at the newly-opened Drygate in Glasgow until Sunday. It feels …

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Summerhall

Our Beer Man’s Verdict BarI’ve always had a bit of a schizophrenic attitude towards Summerhall. It’s a really wonderful arts venue, which regularly puts on stimulating and challenging events. And one of Edinburgh’s long-standing micro breweries, Barney’s, now makes its beer on site. A perfect match, surely? Probably, but however much I love the venue, …

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