MUSIC and beer, what better way to spend a bank holiday.
Cue the Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival, which returns to the Biscuit Factory next weekend.
An international affair, the Festival will serve more than 300 beers from a range of hand-picked global brewers from the USA, Scandinavia and the UK, amongst others.
Brewing giants Beavertown and Mikkeller will rub shoulders with boundary pushing Stillwater and Dugges, alongside Scottish favourites Pilot, Tempest Brew Co, and Fierce Beer.
Providing entertainment will be headline DJ acts like Scottish stalwarts Mogwai as well as award-winning street food curated by Pitt Street Market.
Such was the popularity of the event last year that organisers Greg Wells and Dan Sylvester have increased the size of the festival, both in footprint and capacity.
The 40+ brewers will descend on the Biscuit Factory from the 25 to 27 May, showcasing their beers to an expected audience of more than 3,000 people.
DJ sets include legends of the Scottish music scene, Mogwai, as well as BBC 6 Music’s DJ Don Letts, Two Door Cinema Club and cult, Metronomy.
There will also be a selection of the best in local street food from The Buffalo Truck, Barnacles & Bones, Pizza Geeks and more to keep festival goers well-fed.
Speaking of the return to Edinburgh, co-founder and organiser Greg Wells says, “It is a real thrill to come back to Edinburgh after last year’s success.
“We’re proud to be bringing back our unique combination of the best craft beer, brilliant music acts and locally-sourced street food, all under one roof.
“This year’s hand-picked line-up is not something you’ll want to miss.”
Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival, The Biscuit Factory, Anderson Place, 25 May, 6pm–11pm/26 May, 11.30am–4.30pm & 6pm–11pm/27 May, noon–5pm, £35 (includes entry, souvenir glass and multiple tasters of beer, edinburghcraftbeerfestival.co.uk/tickets/, 18+ only