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


Jolly Judge Summer Cider Festival
28th June - 4th July
Jolly Judge, Lawnmarket

Launch of Natural Selection Brewing’s Common Ancestor
6pm/7:30pm, 29 June
OX184, Cowgate
Featuring Roger Protz. Tickets from Stewart Brewing.

Barney's Tap Takeover
7pm, 29th June
Blue Blazer, Spittal St

Inveralmond Cask Ale Showcase
29th June - 2nd July
All JD Wetherspoon locations
Featuring Ossian, Lia Fail, EPA, and Thai PA beers.

Eyeball Brewing Mini-Showcase and Tap Takeover
1st July
Cloisters, Brougham Pl.
Cask ales TBC

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

Knops Showcase
6th to 9th July
Guildford Arms, W. Register St.
4 ales at £2.50 per pint.

Tempest Tap Takeover event
20th July
Monty’s, Morrison St.

Hops in the Garden Music & Ale Festival
2-11pm, 19th August
The Walled Garden, Archerfield
Beer from Knops Brewery.

The Border Beer ’n’ Birl festival
26th August
Town Hall, Jedburgh
Cask (and keg) beer from several local breweries. Details TBC.

17th Nether Abbey Beer Festival
3rd to 5th November
Nether Abbey Hotel, North Berwick
40 real ales from around the UK. Commences 12 noon each day.

Further Afield


6th Ardrossan Real Ale Festival
20th - 22nd July
Ardrossan Academicals Rugby Clubhouse, Sorbie Road, Ardrossan
Up to 14 Real Ales and Cider available

Berwick Beer Festival 2017
1st-3rd September
The Barracks, Berwick-on-Tweed
Starting time 6pm on Friday 1st, starts 12 noon other days. Several “meet the brewer” opportunities on Friday.

Ayrshire Beer Festival
5-7th October
Troon Concert Hall, Troon.