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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Today we’re pleased to launch a new regular column on the site, which focusses on the growth, not to say explosion, of excellent beer in our fair city. Over to our beer man… Anyone who has visited Edinburgh’s pubs and bars recently has probably noticed something afoot in the capital’s beer scene.The Vintage The city …

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