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  • National ‘Drink American Beer’ Day….

    It’s July 4th and we didn’t pay attention, because we aren’t from America. Then, someone who lives with an American pointed out that it was National America Day for them on the same day as it was July 4th for us. Which seemed a coincidence, but apparently it’s true. America is a fine gaff full […]
  • Natural Selection MTB

    The Hanging Bat’s MTB for July 2014. The boys from Natural Selection, Heriot Watt’s masters program join us to discuss their newly launched UK IPA. Not every city in the world can boast having one of the world’s most prestigious Brewing and Distillation schools on their doorstep, but in Edinburgh we are blessed to have […]
  • Lager – It isn’t yellow waste water

    Lager. It’s all just yellow fizzy rubbish, isn’t it. We know this, because we know all lager tastes like water and because all lagers are boring and they all taste the same and that you can’t be sophisticated if you like lager because it’s the most boring beer style imaginable. We know all of this, […]
  • Our next bar…

    Following on from our brewery blog in January when I complained bitterly that finding a new premises for another bar was proving too difficult, we can now proudly announce that I was wrong. As it happens, we weren’t looking carefully enough and we have now agreed to purchase the New Town Bar in Edinburgh’s New […]
  • Compass Box – Meet The Blender

    Whisky and beer, close cousins, half brothers, partners-in-crime. It has been a long time coming but we can finally announce our first ever Beer and Whisky matching event with a Compass Box ‘Meet The Blender’. A core part of our philosophy is to consistently challenge accepted norms and traditions in drinking; almost as controversial as […]
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