Secrets of beer-making to be revealed on unique Edinburgh brewery tour - here's how to book

CAPITAL beer fans are in for a treat if their destination happens to be Cold Town House.

By Liam Rudden
Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 4:50 pm
Cold House Beer
Cold House Beer

The independent microbrewery bar in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket is set to launch the first city-centre immersive beer experience for those with a taste for its popular brews.

Cold Town House, the official home of Cold Town Beer, is offering customers the chance to get behind the scenes of the unique brewing process with a guided tour, a Meet The Brewer Session and a tasting tray of a few of Cold Town’s beers.

For £25, the experience will also include a lesson in pint pouring from one of Cold Town House’s bartenders plus an artisan Neapolitan pizza, made with the house beer, of your choice.

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Jamie Napier, general manager at Cold Town House explains, “Cold Town Beer has gained a loyal following since it was launched just two years ago and we’re delighted to be able to offer this kind of insight into the whole brewing process to customers. We think it will be hugely popular with fans of the beer but even if you’ve never tried it before, we’d encourage you to come along and get the authentic experience.”

Cold Town House was launched in March 2019 by Signature Group with a vision to bring the art of brewing back to the Grassmarket. The venue is named in honour of the Calton Hill Brewery in the city, which was the first in Britain to brew lager in 1835.

The former site of the Robertson Memorial Church is now a twenty-first century brewery, taproom, restaurant and roof terrace. The first floor is where the magic happens with the brewing process displayed for all to see thanks to floor-to-ceiling glass walls. Booth seating and rotating windows that open into the brewery allow for a fully immersive, sensory experience incorporating all the sights, sounds, smells and flavours of the Cold Town Beer brewing process.

Cold Town House Beer Experience vouchers can be purchased online for £25. The bar and restaurant is open from 11am weekdays and 10am Saturdays and Sundays.

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