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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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Our Beer Man’s Verdict ExteriorIt’s testament to the strength of the burgeoning beer scene in the city that the opening of Usher’s of Edinburgh slipped under the radar without much fanfare. The low-key launch is probably the main reason I was the only customer there on a weekday early evening just a few days after …

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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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