Our Beer Man’s Verdict The Potting Shed has apparently been open since last August, but I was unaware of it until I passed by chance and decided to investigate.Exterior There is a commendable emphasis on quality Scottish produce and beer, so I had high hopes. Unfortunately, I think these twin aims – although clearly completely …

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Top Out

Our Beer Man’s Verdict BottleIt is hard to believe it is only a year since Top Out Brewing formally launched. Although they are just one of a burgeoning number of new young Scottish – and Edinburgh – brewers, they already feel like they have been around a lot longer. It may be the lovely classic …

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Drygate

Our Beer Man’s Verdict ExteriorAmbitions – and expectations – were sky-high for Drygate in Glasgow, the new venture from the team behind the Vintage in Leith. And on my first visit, I reckon the pre-opening buzz is justified and even exceeded – this is an enormously exciting venture which has raised the bar, not just …

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Our Beer Man’s Verdict ExteriorA spare couple of hours in Glasgow gave me an opportunity to finally pay a long overdue visit to one of the city’s most celebrated beer outposts. Although the Laurieston is a short stroll over the Clyde from the heart of Glasgow, it would be fair to say it isn’t in …

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Our Beer Man’s Verdict Although it’s not one of my regular haunts, the Caley Sample Room is a pub I enjoy visiting whenever I’m in the neighbourhood.Exterior It’s a pleasant space with a relaxed atmosphere – unless there’s football or rugby on nearby – which, pretty much equally split into a bar and eating area, …

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