With Edinburgh pubs now allowed to serve drinks indoors, the breweries and distilleries that make our favourite beers and spirits are also able to welcome people to their taprooms, bars and tours.
Scotland’s Capital has long been famous for it’s drink-making industry and a variety of tipples are made here, as anybody who has smelt hops in the air when the wind comes from a particular direction can attest.
There’s something special about trying a drink in the very building it’s made, rather than just in a normal pub.
Here are 8 distilleries and breweries where you can toast the makers in Level 2 restrictions metres from where they lovingly produced the drink in your glass.
1. Bellfield Brewery
Bellfield Brewery, on Stanley Place near Holyrood Park, has now reopened its indoor taproom so you can now enjoy their craft beers inside, as well as in their beer garden. Photo: Bellfield Brewery
2. Stewart Brewing
Tucked away in the Bilston Glen Industrial Estate the Stewart Brewing taproom is currently open for takeaways, with 18 taps serving a mix of keg beer fresh from the tanks and one-off beers from the Craft Beer Kitchen. Photo: Google Maps
One venue, two drinks - Summerhall is the home of both Pickering's Gin and Barney's Beer. You can enjoy several varieties of both in the venue's Royal Dick pub and beer garden. Photo: Google Maps
4. Campervan Brewery
While not yet reopened inside the Campervan Brewery Taproom Beer Garden is welcoming drinkers, offering 10 beers on tap and pop-up food vendors. Photo: Campervan Brewery