Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival to return to this summer

Scotland’s biggest celebration of craft beer returns to Edinburgh this summer with an impressive line-up of breweries, live music and renowned food vendors.

Published 14th Feb 2020
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

The Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival is back this summer, and set to be bigger and better than ever.

What breweries are taking part?

Taking place from Friday 17 – Saturday 18 July at The Biscuit Factory, the Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival will offer up a huge selection of beers from some of the world’s top names in brewing, including Scottish brewers: Fierce, Tempest, Pilot and Vault City. English breweries travelling North for the festival will include The Kernel, Verdant and North Brew Co.

Also taking part are international representatives like Mikkeller from Denmark, The White Hag brewed in Ireland, Collective Arts from Canada, Dugges travelling from Sweden, and even the likes of Stone & Wood from Australia.

Some of the hottest new breweries on the block will be showcasing their products at the festival, which celebrates the best beer in all its forms: from sour beers and IPA’s to low ABV beers.

As well as this, a bespoke festival beer brewed in collaboration with Tempest Brew Co will also be available exclusively over the weekend.

And, following last year’s stellar line-up of music acts, which included a DJ set from Belle & Sebastian and Gentleman’s Dub Club Sound System, this year’s festival will welcome more top-class performers to keep crowds entertained all weekend.

What's cooking?

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival
Picture: Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival

More than just a beer festival, ECBF2020 also promises to surprise and delight foodies with some of Scotland’s top restaurants and street food vendors serving up a tantalising array of culinary treats.

Already confirmed is Edinburgh’s celebrated Harajuku Kitchen, serving up its authentic Japanese gyoza and Bross Bagels which will have a range of its Montreal style bagels available.

Ticket info

Tickets are priced from £46 and include entry, samples of beers from the breweries, a special festival beer glass, access to the festival’s pop-up kitchens and music acts.

More breweries and food vendors will be announced at a later date.

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Tickets are available to purchase now on the Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival website.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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