Edinburgh beer enthusiasts to launch new festival

Two Edinburgh-based beer enthusiasts are planning on revolutionising the local beer scene with the launch of a brand new festival.

Richard Servranckx and Dan Quille have organised The Craft Beer Revolution Festival, which will feature tastings, masterclasses, quizzes, fun games and street food. The three-day event is set to take place in Assembly Roxy from Thursday 24 – Saturday 26 November and will showcase more than 60 different beers from 13 of the duo’s favourite breweries from around Scotland, the UK and Europe.

Dan and Richard, who are both from Leith, decided to set up the festival after being inspired by similar events in the USA. Dan explained: “I recently visited America and was blown away by how popular craft beer was there. Here in Edinburgh, it’s still the norm to go into a bar and order a pint of one of the big brands, so we decided to put our love of micro-brewed beers to good use and organise a festival that will introduce people to the amazing range of craft beers that are produced here on our doorstep and support the craft beer industry.”

Richard continued: “We’ve been working hard over the last six months to produce Craft Beer Revolution Festival and can’t wait to share it with our visitors. We are thrilled to be working with all the breweries taking part and honoured to support Brewgooder as our charity partner and support their #DrinkBeerGiveWater campaign that provides clean water to over one million people.”

A Craft Beer Revolution Beer, described as being ‘a slightly spicy double red rye IPA’, will also be available at the event. The drink has been brewed in collaboration with Edinburgh-based microbrewery Ushers.

The Craft Beer Revolution Festival, Assembly Roxy, Thursday 24 – Saturday 26 November 2016, 12pm – 11pm, tickets from £8, www.revolutioncraftbeer.com

Words: Amy Anderson

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