Beer & BBQ Month at Restoration Yard
Beers and barbecues: the perfect combination! So with summer upon us (and the sun finally peeking its head out!) we’re celebrating all things Beer and BBQ for the entire month of July.
Some of the most amazing craft beers are made right here in Scotland so we’ve stocked the Foodhall shelves with some of our favourites from local breweries including Hurly Burly Brewery, Born in the Borders, Thistly Cross Cider, Tempest, Cromarty and many, many more... (Scroll down for the hot list!)
On Saturday 6th July, the Edinburgh Beer Factory, makers of Paolozzi and Bunk, will join us in the courtyard with their fabulous beer van for sampling and the chance to meet the makers. Plus, we'll be firing up the BBQ alongside them, serving up samples of our fantastic range of barbecue rubs. Delicious!
The courtyard will come alive again on Saturday 27th July, when Cross Borders will be popping up in their mobile beer bar, serving tasty samples and beer wisdom to all. Drooling yet? Here’s a taste of the best beers you’ll find in store this month…
Drygate Brewing Co.
The only Microbrewery operating in the historic heart of Glasgow, Drygate has been brewing with Open Doors and Open Minds for four years, mashing in for the first time in 2014.
With a dash of Glasgow charm added in, favourites include Gladeye IPA, Disco Fork Lift Truck Mango Pale Ale (yes, you read it right) and Orinoco Mocha Milk Stout.
Drygate beer, from £2.50.
Founded in 2004 by Steve and Jo Stewart, Stewarts Brewing is Edinburgh's local, independent brewery.
What started as a line up of three cask ales has now grown in to a flavourful range of bottled beers for the experimental drinker, with favourites including Radical Road (grapefruit and marmalade) and Ka Pai (mango, lychee and gooseberry). Delicious!
Stewarts Brewering beers, from £1.95.
Cross Borders Brewing Company
Based just a stone's throw from us in Eskbank, Dalkeith, Cross Borders has a special place in our hearts.
Founders Gary and Jonny first met at the entrepreneurial age of 9 - and the rest is history! Their seasonal beer flavours are especially good, working with local wild food expert Amy Rankine of Hipsters & Hobos to incorporate locally foraged wild ingredients.
Cross Borders beer, from £2.95.
Born in the Borders
As it's name suggests, this multi-award winning microbrewery works its magic from Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders, creating real ale from barley grown in the neighbouring fields.
Beers include Foxy Blonde, Game Bird, Holy Cow, Dark Horse, Flower of Scotland and Gold Dust, and the brewery also runs a unique project called Wild Harvest, which uses locally foraged ingredients to flavour a separate range of beers.
Born in the Borders beer, from £2.95.
Edinburgh Beer Factory
Family-run, independently owned and inspired by our beautiful home city, Edinburgh Beer Factory is on a mission to make beer beautiful.
Inspired by the Edinburgh-born ‘Father of Pop Art’ Eduardo Paolozzi, their main focus is to showcase the art of brewing.
Paolozzi took everyday objects and transformed them into works of art; Edinburgh Beer Factory takes overlooked and underestimated beer styles and present them at their beautiful best!
Edinburgh Beer Factory beers, from £2.50.
Tempest Brewing Co.
If the jazzy can designs aren't enough to tempt you, just wait 'til you taste some of Tempest's incredibly beers, brewed in Galashiels.
What started in a brewpub in Canada (click here to read all about the brewery's round-the-world beginnings), has grown into one of the best craft breweries in the UK, picking up Scottish Brewery of the Year 2016, and being named in RateBeer's Top 100 Best Breweries in the World.
Tempest beers, from £2.25.
Hurly Burly Brewery
Born in sunny Musselburgh, Hurly Burly's beers are craft-brewed and bottle-conditioned in a traditional style using the best, freshest and where possible local ingredients.
They like to call it a “slow beer”: carefully considered, brewed, conditioned and bottled for your enjoyment.
Our favourite bottle for the Summer? It doesn't get more refreshing than an ice cold "Giddy Goat", with hints of citrus and spice!
Hurly Burly beers, from £2.60.
Thistly Cross Cider
Beer not your thing? Thistly Cross is Scotland’s award winning farmhouse cider, born out of a passion for making cider in the best possible way, combined with belief in the quality of Scottish produce - and asking ‘why not?’
We love the tasty range of unexpected flavours like elderflower, ginger, strawberry... and of course you can't beat an original cloudy apple!
Thistly Cross ciders, from £2.95.
Cromarty Brewing Co.
Cromarty's fanatical founding brewer studied the science of brewing at Heriot Watt University (alongside the art of beer making in student accommodation!) and the family-run brewery followed in 2011.
There's a splash of humour and oodles of character in every bottle - we particularly love the "Happy Chappy" and "Udder Madness".