Port o Leith Our Beer Man’s Verdict We have previously highlighted the failed facelift of the Volly Arms in Leith.Exterior The botched transformation of that notorious den seemed oddly epochal – the moment the “craft beer” bandwagon jumped the shark in North Edinburgh. But now… But now the legendary Port O Leith – another haunt …

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Allanwater Brewhouse Our Beer Man’s Verdict An early finish to a meeting and a later pre-booked train ticket home recently offered an excellent opportunity to see what beer delights the Stirlingshire town of Bridge of Allan had to offer.Exterior Initially, it didn’t appear too promising – but a quick Google threw up the intriguing prospect …

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Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival Beer Man took up my free ticket to the trade session of the Festival which I’d be given for a tiny piece of work I did in support of Edinburgh Beer Week, which led up to the weekend event at the Biscuit Factory Our Beer Man’s Verdict Although Edinburgh is an …

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The Salvation of Leith In a prime location on the Shore – formerly occupied by the crushingly ordinary Leith Beer Company – the Salvation of Leith has opened its doors.Exterior I assume the name refers to the Port’s proud maritime heritage, rather than making any grandiose claims about this new establishment salvaging the local pub …

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Monty’s Our Beer Man’s Verdict Monty’s in Morrison Street – formerly Carter’s Tap – is never a place that had registered on my beery radar.Exterior It’s almost directly opposite the dependable Thomson’s and just a little too far from places like the Bat or Cloisters to form part of any beer-focused crawl. But its unexpected …

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