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


Dalriada Meet the Brewer events
3 March: Stewart Brewing
7 April: Alechemy
5 May: Born in the Borders
2 June: Broughton
Dalriada, Promenade, Joppa
All starting at 8pm.

Spey Valley tap takeover
16th - 22nd March
The Canon’s Gait, Canongate

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

32nd Heriot-Watt Charity Beer Festival
12pm-12am, 23 - 24 March
Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton
£10 entry includes glass and 4 tokens. Over 80 beers on cask and keg
Non-students: email hwbrewsoc@outlook.com with subject 'GUEST' to register on guest list

2nd Dreadnought Beer Festival
31 March - 2 April
Dreadnought, North Fort St, Leith
Further details TBC.

Stewart Tap Takeover
6pm, 14th April
The Windsor, Elm Row

Colinton Beer Festival
14-17 April
Colinton Inn, Bridge Rd and Spylaw Tavern, Spylaw St.

Tempest Springfest
12pm, 29 April
Tempest Brewing, Tweedbank
Beer, food and live music at the Tempest brewery.
£12 Early Bird tickets on sale on Saturday 28th January at 10am through the online store. Standard tickets cost £15 and will go on sale once the Early Bird tickets sell out.

Stewart Brewing Beer Festival
13 May
Stewart Brewing, Bilston Glen Ind Estate.

5th Currie Beer and Curry Festival
9 and 10 June
Currie Community Centre
, Lanark Rd
Opens 6pm on the 9th and 4pm on the 10th. CAMRA member discount will be available for on-line ticket sales.

Second Birthday Beer and Music celebration
10 June
Plough Inn, Leitholm
4 ales on handpump instead of the usual 2

Summer Beer Festival
17 and 18 June
Allanton Inn, Allanton


Further Afield


The Curfew Spring Beer Festival

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

Scottish Real Ale Festival
6 to 8 July
Edinburgh Corn Exchange, New Market Road

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