Beer fans can still enjoy freshly poured pints thanks to the click and collect services available at these Scottish bars.

As the lockdown in Scotland continues, many of us are missing pints at the pub with friends, but these bars are offering the next best thing – freshly poured pints to takeaway.

We are now in over 50 days of lockdown with many past times such as going out to restaurants and bars a distant memory. One of the thing many people are missing freshly poured pints from their local.

Here’s where to pick up pints for this weekend.

Brass Monkey in Leith has reopened and is offering pints to enjoy at home.

Customers can collect litre pours of draught beers any time between 4-8pm on Thursday-Saturday – with social distancing in place.

More info and to book the click and collect beer service is available at the Brass Monkey website.

Another Leith bar is open for pints to takeaway. Malt & Hops on The Shore is offering real ale for collection.

Posting on their Facebook, they said: “Cool, clean fresh real ale pouring Wed, Frid, Sat 2-3pm. Wide selection of draught. Wide necked containers only for cask if possible please. 2m outside, one in at a time. Cheers!”

If you don’t live in Edinburgh, these other bars offering a fresh pour pint service….

West Beer in Glasgow now has a click and collect service for freshly poured pints and their signature pretzels.

The click and collect is available on Fridays between 2-5pm in West’s beer garden by Glasgow Green. Bottles, cans and pints (poured into reusable swing top bottles) can be ordered until 10pm on Thursdays.

The Drake bar in Glasgow has also recently launched a beer click and collect service, along with cocktail collection and now a Sunday Roast.

Posting on their Facebook page, the team said: “We are doing a click and collect for pints of beer, bottles of beer and wine. Text 07870596714 your order and day requested and we will message back a PayPal account and a time to pick up.

“We will be open 4-8 Friday and Saturday and 12-5 Sunday. £7 for 2 pints (takeaway style) or you can get 4 for £14, £2.50 per bottle beer house style, £3.50 for craft bottles, £10 a house wine bottle,£15 for the list wines!

The Amsterdam in Glasgow’s Merchant city is also offering freshly pour pints for collection, as well as a range of delicious pub grub.

Some BrewDog bars are now reopened for pints to take away, for more info check their social media.

Taphouse in Finnieston is also serving pints from their outdoor gazebo and Bag o Nails in the city’s west end is also open for takeaway beers, and is proving popular with locals.

Beer delivery

The St Andrews Brewing Co is offering residents in Dundee and Fife a cold beer delivery. The team said: “We launched our ‘Cold Beer Friyay’ last month for Fife and Dundee postcodes. It’s incredibly popular and puts a lot of smiles on our customers faces. Order by 3pm and the beer (+ wines and spirits) is delivered cold same day.”

Innis & Gunn are also offering a cold beer delivery service to postcodes in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The new service has been made possible through a collaboration with Thermo Logistics, a company Innis & Gunn use for keg deliveries to pubs.

With their refrigerated vans and drivers off the road due to the COVID-19 crisis, their fleet has been recruited by the brewer to make deliveries to households.

Beer fans in Dundee can still enjoy a pint thanks to 71 Brewing, who have launched a home delivery via a dedicated app. Available on Apple and Android phones – just search for 71 Tap & Bottle.

Drygate has an online shop which is open for national and international delivery as well as a collection service. Collections take place on Tuesdays and Fridays between 12pm and 2pm, and orders must be placed for collection before 5pm on the day prior.

The Woodcutter bar in Motherwell have seen huge success in their beer and cocktail delivery service.

BrewDog have a next day delivery service on their beers including bundles, sour beers and guest breweries.

Genius Brewing partner with Flavourly to offer delivery of their light craft lager.

Aberdeen’s Fierce Beer is open as a bottle shop, with a range of cleaning and social distancing measures in place. Fierce Beer can also be ordered for delivery via their web shop.

The Good Spirit Co in Glasgow are doing drinks, including beer delivery. The team said: “We’re trialling a free local delivery service for the Glasgow area, with all orders being delivered on Friday or Saturday. You can take advantage of this service if your delivery address is within six miles of our Bath Street shop.

“For all other destinations order online by 12 noon for next day delivery via DHL.”

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Rosalind Erskine

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related.

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