Brewhemia Our Beer Man’s Verdict Brewhemia must be the biggest bar opening Edinburgh has seen in years – maybe ever.Exterior It attracted some sceptical and hostile remarks in the run-up – admittedly not helping by some of its own pre-opening PR – but I tried to approach it with an open mind. On my midweek …

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Heverlee Belgian Micro-Festival Our Beer Man’s Verdict It would be fair to say that Heverlee – the “rediscovered” Belgian beer which is a member of the Tennent’s family – isn’t an offering I’ve ever got that excited about.  Despite trumpeting its use of “world’s most expensive hop” – the noble Saaz hop, apparently – I’ve …

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The Allison Arms Our Beer Man’s Verdict A recent excursion in the West offered an ideal opportunity to follow up tips from reliable sources that the Allison Arms in Glasgow was worth checking out.Exterior It may not look like much and it’s a bit of a trek from the city centre – a little further …

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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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