Global craft beer festival set for Edinburgh

International brews will be showcased alongside top Scottish beers when a new global craft beer festival brewed up by organisers Daniel Sylvester and Greg Wells launches in Edinburgh in May.

Tickets are now on sale for first Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival, which will be held at the Biscuit Factory in Leith during the May bank holiday weekend, from Friday 26 – Sunday 28 May.

Festival organiser, Greg Wells (pictured top right with Daniel Sylvester), said, “We are beyond excited. Up until now, craft beer festivals in Scotland have focused on local or up-and-coming talent.

“What we’re seeking to do at Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival is bring together the best of beer, full stop.”

Up to 200 beers will be available to try including new-to-market brews, cult classics and festival specials from 30 internationally renowned brewers –such as Lervig, Firestone Walker, Dugges, Beerlbiotek, Pohjala and Yeastie Boys – alongside the best of Scotland, including Tempest, BrewDog, Pilot, and Fallen.

The three-day festival is expected to attract 3,000 beer fans.

Wells added, “Our hand-picked line-up will see superstar craft brewers from Sweden, New Zealand, America, Norway and even England pour their beers in Scotland for the very first time. Needless to say, this is not a beer festival to miss.”

Tickets (priced £38.50 plus booking fee) include entry to the festival, a souvenir glass and unlimited 100ml tasters of beer.

There will also be a range of Scottish street food curated by popular Edinburgh night market, The Pit, and headline DJ sets.

The Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival is the sister event to the celebrated London Craft Beer Festival and Bristol Craft Beer Festival.

Tickets for the below sessions in May are available here

Friday 26th – 18:00 – 23:00

Saturday 27th – 11:30 – 16:30

Saturday 27th – 18:00 – 23:00

Sunday 28th – 12:00 – 17:00

All images © Stewart Attwood Photography 2016

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