Scotland’s ‘largest craft beer festival’ has announced its return for 2023 with a new host city.
Indie Beer Scotland launched at Edinburgh’s BT Murrayfield last year, but will now be coming to Glasgow’s brand new Clyde Rooms at Edmiston House this September.
Dubbed ‘Scotland’s largest craft beer festival’, the event will feature over 200 different cask and craft keg beers from some of the country’s best independent craft breweries, and will also host cider and spirits from independent Scottish producers.
Organiser Fiona MacEachern said the new venue, which will host the festival over the weekend of Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9, will take the event “to the next level”.
She said: “We’re really excited to be working with Edmiston House to present Scotland’s only national beer festival, featuring exclusively Scottish independent craft breweries, cider producers, and artisan spirits, again from independent producers only.
“The Clyde Rooms at Edmiston House is a superb modern event space with ground floor access, just a short walk from the tube and with great connections and transport links.”
Judging of the SIBA Scotland Independent Beer Awards 2023 will take place prior to the event – with all the winning beers available over the three sessions from Friday to Saturday.
Some of the other beers on show will range from session strength lagers and pale ales of 4%, to barrel-aged imperial stouts and scotch ales which tip the scales at a punchy 10% abv or more.
Fiona, who also represents Loch Lomond Brewery, added: “Beer should be enjoyed by everybody, which is why we work really hard to ensure we offer great value for money as well as the best possible range of beers in a huge variety of styles and strengths – from hoppy IPAs and pale ales, to craft lagers, pilsners and stouts.
“No matter what styles of beer you enjoy we really have got something for everyone, and all cask and keg beers up to 4.5% are available for just £4 a pint or £2 a half.
“Whether you’re a casual beer drinker or certified beer expert there’ll be something interesting for you to enjoy.”
Tickets for the event can be purchased here.