The Scottish craft beer revolution continues to gather pace with new bars celebrating great beer opening up all across the country. With Scotland also producing some of the best real ale anywhere in the UK, there's never been a better time to be a beer drinker.
For those of you interested in trying some of the best beers Scotland has to offer we've created a list of the best upcoming Scottish beer festivals:
A beer festival celebrating Scottish brewing with 18 small breweries pouring a wide range of beer styles plus music from folk band Shout Bamala and a selection of street food vendors.
Where: Barras Art & Design Centre, Glasgow
When: Friday 13th and Saturday 14th March
Tickets: Approx. £7.50 per person
Contact: 0141 946 3020
The largest indie music and beer festival in the Highlands which boasts more than 160 real ales, ciders and craft beers from all over the world with strong Scottish contigent also present. Expect live music, specialty food, whisky, charity stalls and a barbecue.
Where: Bandstand Bar and Restaurant, Nairn
When: Thurs 2nd April to Saturday 4th April
Contact: 01667 452341
Now in it's 27th year, the biggest beer festival in Scotland once brings the widest range of ales and cider available in one location.
The event features over 160 different real ales from all around Scotland and offerings from England, with Lincolnshire this year's focus, and Europe.
Where: Paisley Town Hall
When: Wed 22nd April to Saturday 25th April
Contact: 0300 300 1210
Tickets: £6 per person
You are spoilt for choice at this beer festival with over 100 craft bottled beers from across the globe. Tickets available from the Great Grog shop in Edinburgh.
Where: Café Camino, Edinburgh
When: Saturday 25th April
Contact: 0131 667 2855
Tickets: £8 - £10 per
A day of great music and great beer with BrewDog and Bogbain Farm at an event which was voted Scotland's Best Unusual Venue at the Scottish Event Awards. 2015's line-up includes Fatherson, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Hector Bizerk, Honeyblood, Neon Waltz, The Elephant Sessions and the Randolphs.
Where: Bogbain Adventure & Heritage Farm, Inverness
When: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May
Contact: 01463 772800
Tickets: £45 - £55 per person
The 3rd Summerhall & Barney’s Beer Festival returns for 2014. All things beery, yeasty and delicious are packed into Summerhall for one ale-filled weekend. The Dissection room is transformed into a beer hall with breweries including Barney's, Williams Brothers and Fyne Ales hosting a stand alongside Pickering’s Gin.
Where: Summerhall, Edinburgh
When: Friday 15th May and Saturday 16th May
Contact: 0131 560 1581
A charity event run by the local Round Table, this year there's over 50 of Scotland's finest real ales on offer as well as a range of ciders and food, all in a lochside setting. Music accompaniment includes blues, rock and ceilidh.
Where: Helensburgh Sailing Club
When: Firday 15th May and Saturday 16th May
Contact: See website
Glasgow Real Ale festival is organised by CAMRA and features over a hundred real ales, ciders,and Franconian beers.
Where: The Briggait, Glasgow
When: Thursday 25th June to Saturday 27th June
Contact: 0141 553 5890
Tickets: £6 per person
The Campaign for Real Ales' most northerly festival offers discerning drinkers the opportunity to sample the finest ale that the UK has to offer. Dark stouts, porters and easy drinking milds will be on offer as well as barley wines, wheat beers and light pilsner style ales.
Where: Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen
When: Thursday 4th June to Saturday 6th June
Tickets: £6 per person
Craft Beer Rising and Drygate Brewing Co. partner up for the festival's first ever appearance in Scotland. Sample 200 beers from over 45 breweries with live music and DJs also featuring.
Where: Drygate Brewery, Glasgow
When: Friday 7th August - Sunday 9th August
Contact: 0141 212 8810
Sample over 30 real ales from around the country as well as wines, ciders and continental beers. There is live music on offer each night and all guests receive a commemorative beer glass and programme with detailed tasting notes.
Where: Rothes Halls, Glenrothes
When: Thurs 30th April to Saturday the 2nd May
Contact: 01592 611101
Tickets: £5 per person
The Highlands' craft beer festival, with live music and street food to supplement the hops.
Where: Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness
When: Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd August
Tickets: £15- £40 per person
Contact: 01463 234234
Dozens of stalls offering some of the best food and drink from the North East of England and the Scottish Borders set in Berwick's 18th century Barracks square.
Where: Barracks and Main Guard, Berwick-Upon-Tweed
When: Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of September
Contact: 08703 331181
Tickets: £2 per person