Beer-loving friends Richard Servranckx and Dan Quille, both from Leith in Edinburgh, plan to share their passion for quality brews and revolutionise the Scottish beer scene with a three day beer festival at Assembly Roxy in Edinburgh 24th to 26th November 2016.
"I recently visited America and was blown away by how popular craft beer was there," says Dan. "Here in Edinburgh it’s still the norm to go into a bar and order a pint of one of the big brands, so we decided to put our love of micro-brewed beer to good use and organise a festival that will introduce people to the amazing range of craft beers that are produced here on our doorstep and support the craft beer industry."
The result is the 3-day ‘Craft Beer Revolution Festival’, an event that will showcase craft beers from 13 breweries from Scotland, the UK and Europe including Edinburgh based breweries Pilot and Top Out, Glasgow based Up Front, Panda Frog Project from Newcastle, London based Howling Hops and Parisis from Paris.
Over 60 beers will be on offer in the Beer Hall, from pale ales to hoppy 10% micro brews, including a Craft Beer Revolution beer - a slightly spicy double red rye IPA – brewed in collaboration with Edinburgh based microbrewery Ushers.
The event will include tastings and masterclasses, daily pub quizzes, Beer-Drinking Relay Races, and each day's playlist will be complied by festival goers online before the event.
Beer tasters are also being encouraged to vote for their favourite beer to win the ‘Craft Beer Revolution Beer of the Year’ award.
To help layer the stomach, there will be street food is served-up by Scoff, The Buffalo Truck and Glasgow’s popular Babu Bombay Street Kitchen, and Cleaver & Keg Charcuterie Trollies will meander around the festival offering cured meats to pair with the beers.
"We’ve been working hard over the last 6 months to produce Craft Beer Revolution Festival and can’t wait to share it with our visitors," said Richard. "We are thrilled to be working with all the breweries taking part and honoured to support Brewgooder as our charity partner and support their #DrinkBeerGiveWater campaign that provides clean water to over one million people."