Enjoy a beer and Glasgow's street art with new walking tour

A specially curated art tour is coming to Glasgow next month, and it combines street art with Belgian beer.

Published 29th Oct 2019
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

On Sat 9 November from 12-2pm, Belgian beer Heverlee and Glasgow mural art legends Recoat have teamed up to offer beer and street art fans a walking tour that will take in the murals of Glasgow's east end.

Drawing inspiration from the famed street-art districts of Belgium where Heverlee is brewed, the beer has long been weaved into the DNA of Glasgow’s streets, having commissioned artworks from Belgian artists in hidden corners and bars around the city.

The tour will take guests to street art spots around the Gallowgate, Barras and Merchant City, with Recoat dissecting the pieces they personally worked on. And in true Heverlee style, no guests will go thirsty, as a scheduled stop-off is included to enjoy a pint of the Belgian beer in one of the areas up and coming bars.

Tour goers will also make their own mark on Glasgow’s underground art scene in secret hideaway Tontine Lane – the previous home of Heverlee’s pop-up Belgian micro-festival.

There will be a mass-collaboration on a new mural designed by Recoat, which will be gifted and revealed at a local bar after the tour is complete.

Tontine Lane houses a treasure trove of street art, including three pieces from celebrated Belgian artist DZIA which were commissioned by the Heverlee – DZIA’s iconic fox and hare designs are now found on Heverlee’s cans and glassware.

Angus Lawrie at Heverlee said: “Belgium is a street art capital as well as the beer capital of Europe, but Glasgow’s definitely catching up. Heverlee has been a living, breathing part of Glasgow’s street art scene and we’re celebrating that with this special tour.

“Taking art-lovers and beer fans on a tour of the iconic murals of the city’s East End and giving them a real taste of Belgium at the same time is a great way for us to bring these two cultures together”.

Tickets, which cost £5 can be bought via Eventbrite here.

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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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