SUPPORTED BY SUPPORTED BY All things beery, yeasty and delicious are packed into one ale-filled weekend at Summerhall and Barney’s Beer Festival on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 May. Expect lots to taste, live music including the Beer Baron Brass Band, brewery tours, guest ales from local favourites Stewart’s, Elixir and Pilot, and good food from Babu, Wild Rover and others. summerhall.co.uk
sights, sounds and tastes. Devised by Jelly & Gin.
& 5–9pm. Sun 25 May, 11am–7pm. Waverley
a Cheese Lounge and a Digestif Den. Participants include Union of Genius, Hanging Bat, Eteaket, Roseleaf, Vino Wines, Bacco Wines and more.
OUTSIDE THE CITIES ■ Loch Fyne Food Fair FREE Sat 17 & Sun 18 May, 11am–6pm
(cook-off Sat 7pm). Free (parking £3). Loch Fyne
Oyster Bar, Clachan, Cairndow, 01499
600482. Seafood stands, live music, a craft tent, children’s activities, Table Talk Sessions, Whisky Connections events and a Celtic Cook-Off competition.
■ MHOR Festival Sat 24 May, 11am–1am.
Sun 25 May, noon–
3am. £5 (children free). Monachyle
GLASGOW ■ Glasgow’s Whisky Festival
Sat 17 May, 1–5pm. £30. The Arches, 253 Argyle
Street, 565 1000. Distillers and bottlers from in and around Glasgow, along with more from further afield.
■ A Perfect Match: Marrying Malts and Molecules
that age-old question – who makes the best mac’n’cheese in the Southside? Sample versions from various local eateries.
EDINBURGH ■ The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Presents
Clans & Drams
Thu 15 May–Sat 31 May, times vary. Prices vary.
Scotch Malt Whisky
Sat 24 May, 7–10pm. Society, The Vaults, 87
£45. Merchants House of Giles Street, 554 3451.
Find your Whisky Clan as the club opens its doors for a month-long series of events during Homecoming Scotland’s Whisky Month.
Glasgow, 7 West George Street, 334 9757. Scotch Broth Events reveal why some food combinations are delightful while others are terrible. Test out the food science hands-on, with cocktails, canapes and more.
■ Pastaval Sun 25 May, 1–5pm. £5. Southside Fringe HQ,
1092 Pollokshaws Road,
foodanddrinkglasgow. co.uk Time to answer
■ Create:Eat:Whisky Thu 15–Mon 19 May, ■ Summerhall and Barney’s Beer Festival
1–2.30pm & 7–8.30pm. Fri 16 May, 4.30–7.30pm
£15–£25. Nestle & 8pm–1am. Sat 17 May,
Condensed Milk Factory, 2–7pm & 8pm–1am.
4 Wellington Place, £5–£9. Summerhall, 0845
874 3000. See main pic.
jellyandgin.com A ‘multi- sensory whisky adventure’ that explores the whisky making process through its
■ The Whisky Stramash Sat 24 May, noon–4pm ■ Platform 2 Market FREE Fri 6 Jun,
1–5pm. £26 per half day. Surgeon’s Hall,
Nicolson Street, 0844
481 8898. Sample as many different whiskies as you think you can handle, and discover ‘mystery, music entertainment, comicality and madcap pioneering.’
Station, 558 9644. See Around Town.
■ Savour: United Flavours of Edinburgh
Sun 15 Jun, 1–6pm. £15 Mhor, Balquhidder,
(accompanied under 12s Lochearnhead, 01877
free). Summerhall, 0845 874 3001. An afternoon of tasty exploration around a Beer Lab; a Pudding Hall;
384622. A Great British Feast with food prepared by star Scottish chefs and many more fun activities.
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