Real Ale Events


In this section we will bring to your attention events such as pub-based mini real ale festivals. Events organised directly by the branch are listed in the Branch Diary section, and cater for members. If you are not currently a member but are thinking of joining have a look at that section to see what you might be missing. All venues are in Edinburgh unless otherwise noted.

The events that will be listed below are not necessarily organised or endorsed by CAMRA, though, naturally, we will only list here events in outlets that have a good track record with real ale.

See also the Events Calendar.

Upcoming Events


Tempest Tap Takeover

5pm, 19 January
Jolly Judge, Lawnmarket

Stewart Brewing tap takeover
19 January
Blue Blazer, Spittal St.

Winter Beer Festival
24 January to 5 February
Bow Bar, West Bow

Titanic Tap Takeover
1 February
Cloisters, Brougham Pl.
Titanic Plum Porter will also have a permanent tap during February.

Stewart Brewing Tap Takeover
9 to 12 February
Caley Sample Room, Slateford Rd.

Auld Cross Keys Beer Festival
4 March
Auld Cross Keys Inn, Denholm
Over 20 beers and perries from throughout the UK

Wetherspoon Spring Beer Festival
22 March to 2 April
All Wetherspoon/Lloyds No 1 pubs


Further Afield


The Curfew Spring Beer Festival

28 April (noon) - 1 May (9pm)
The Curfew micropub, Bridge St, Berwick-on-Tweed

Berwick Beer Festival 2017
1 - 3 September
The Barracks, Berwick-on-Tweed (starting time on Friday 1st tbc; starts 12 noon other days).