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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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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