The Cauldron Edinburgh is a one hour and forty-five minute ticketed class that focuses on the idea of using science and technology to bring concepts from fantasy novels and magical lore to life.
Upon arrival, budding wizards and witches will receive a robe and working magic wand, which is imbibed with technology and used to pour helpings of The Cauldron’s collaborations of craft beer, cocktails, or mocktails.
Guests use the equipment at their wand-interactive workstation, which includes a cauldron, mixing utensils, and fresh and bottled potion-making ingredients, to brew two drinkable potions that change colour, bubble, and smoke.
Classes include three drinks, all materials and supplies, and start at £29.99 per ticket, which are available now.
During their time at The Cauldron, guests can use their magic wand to pour their own pint of 3 Sisters Pale Ale, a limited edition beer brewed for The Cauldron Edinburgh by Innis & Gunn - the first collaboration beer that Innis & Gunn have produced in the UK.
The beer is infused with rosemary, sage and thistle— ingredients used in real magical history, and is a re-imagined old Scot’s brewing recipe.
The Cauldron is also collaborating with Hydra, the oldest grow shop in Edinburgh to install a hydroponics room where they will grow the herbs and botanicals used in the Potions Experience, as well as garnishes for the collaboration beer with Innis & Gunn.
The venue will also be running a book drive encouraging patrons to donate their favourite childhood books, which will then be passed on to local reading classrooms at the end of the pop-up, which is set to run for five months with plans to take part in the Fringe Festival.
Digger Robinson, Brewer at Innis & Gunn, said: “One of the great things about working at Innis & Gunn is that I get lots of opportunities to use my imagination and 3 Sisters Pale Ale was absolutely one of those occasions.
"What we've created tastes magic, and it fits perfectly with the theme of The Cauldron.“The experience the team have put together is sure to impress, and we’re looking forward to hearing what people think of the beer too.
"We had loads of fun crafting the beer and we’re sure visitors will have just as much fun when they get down and try it out too.”
The Cauldron began as a Crowdfunding project in 2017 and is the brainchild of Matthew Cortland, a technologist and former reading teacher, and David Duckworth, a molecular mixologist and cocktail experience designer.
“The idea that magic is real and just inaccessible to ordinary people is a concept that resonates with a generation of fantasy fans. Our goal is to use science, the magic of our world, to make that dream real,” said Cortland.
“We take our name, The Cauldron, from the Weird Sisters in The Scottish Play, and so are excited to produce a beer with a creative brand like Innis & Gunn that draws inspiration from that same literary reference,” said co-founder David Duckworth.