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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Our Beer Man’s Verdict ExteriorThe newly-opened Crafters Barn occupies a prime spot on the Mound and seems to be doing a roaring trade during the Festival. On a warm midweek evening, the pavements outside were thronged – and it was lively inside too as passers-by took a break from the frenzy to unwind. InteriorCrafters Barn …

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CASC

Our Beer Man’s Verdict With an hour or so to kill before catching a train in Aberdeen, a warm and sunny evening lent itself perfectly to a beer or two.Signage The North East has a vibrant beer scene which is dominated by the hugely-successful self-styled punks Brewdog – whose local disciples Brewmeister are rapidly gaining …

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