Edinburgh brewery set to officially launch new taproom in Leith

Edinburgh-based Campervan brewery are set to officially launch a new taproom at their brewery in Leith this month.

Published 7th Nov 2017
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

Paul Gibson moved the Campervan brewery into a bespoke unit in Leith at the start of the year and, in a bid to give his visitors a more complete experience, decided to launch a brand new taproom on site in August.

Now the brewer and his team are officially launching the taproom on the 10th of November with a dedicated party that will showcase several new beers and allow guests to see what the new venue has to offer.

Paul said: "We got the keys for the brewery in Leith back in January and the first beers went out in April. When choosing the location the idea was always to apply for a licence for offsales and to allow us to conduct brewery tours.

"There’s a real desire for people to come along and see where small producers are producing their goods, particularly in the Craft beer sector. So we decided to launch the Tap Room as part of the whole experience.

"People can now come along and sit amongst our shiny fermenters and try our beers direct from the source. We have a rotation of at least 8 beers and also regularly test out our pilot brews, which is a great way for us to get instant feedback, before replicating them on the big kit."

The new brewery is also offering tours, which can be pre-booked and will allow residents and visitors alike to see the brew experience first hand and to sample some of their beers.

Paul has been delighted with the response to the tap room so far and is now looking forward to the official launch.

He said: "The feedback has been great so far and we are certain the demand is there for our Tap Room.

"We are licenced for 7 days a week but so far we have just opened on Fridays and Saturdays. If the demand continues then we will roll our opening hours out further.

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"The launch on 10th Novembers is a mix of trade and the public and the idea is to shout out that we are here in Leith. We will have a number of new beers to showcase including our winter Morello Cherry Stout, Peach infused pale ale and also a range of sour beers we have been experimenting with."

• You can find out more about the event on their official page here.

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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