Edinburgh craft beer festival announces stellar beer, music and food line-up

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival is returning this May Bank Holiday with a capital line-up.
Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival is returning this May Bank Holiday with a capital line-up.
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Combine music from Mogwai with food curated by Pitt Street Market and a capital line-up of over 40 top breweries and what do you have?

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival.

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival is returning this May Bank Holiday with a capital line-up.

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival is returning this May Bank Holiday with a capital line-up.

And it is returning this May Bank Holiday for the second time with four sessions at the Biscuit Factory.

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival will serve over 300 beers from a range of 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.

Such was the popularity of the event last year that event organisers, Greg Wells and Dan Sylvester increased the size of the festival, both in footprint and capacity.

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival is returning this May Bank Holiday with a capital line-up.

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival is returning this May Bank Holiday with a capital line-up.

The brewers will descend on the Biscuit Factory from the 25 to 27 May to showcase their beers to an audience of more than 3,000 people.

Ticket-holders will be able to try seasonal, exclusive and brand-new beers as well as tune in DJ sets including legends of the Scottish music scene, Mogwai, as well as DJ Don Letts of BBC 6 Music fame, Two Door Cinema Club and cult group Metronomy.

There will also be a selection of the best in local street food organised in partnership with Pitt Street Market.

The Buffalo Truck – winners of the Scottish Street Food Awards 2017 – will be joining Barnacles & Bones, Pizza Geeks and more, to keep festival goers well-fed.

Co-founder and organiser Greg Wells said: “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.”

Amongst the brewers will be winners of the first-ever ‘Raise the Bar’ competition, hosted by the festival organisers, We are Beer.

The initiative seeks to find new, up-coming brewers in a bid to champion new talent.

An expert panel will independently blind taste all submissions and then select the top four brewers to attend all three festivals providing them with a platform to showcase their beer at the Edinburgh Festival.

Tickets for Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival 2018 are priced from £35 and include entry to the festival, a souvenir glass, multiple tasters of beer, and are available now: https://edinburghcraftbeerfestival.co.uk/tickets/

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