Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival is returning this May Bank Holiday with a capital line-up of over 40 internationally renowned breweries, combined with headline DJ acts from the likes and Scottish stalwarts Mogwai, as well as award-winning street food curated by the famed Pitt Street Market.

An international affair, Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival will be serving up over 300+ beers from a range of hand-picked, global brewers from the USA, Scandinavia and the UK, amongst others. Brewing giantsBeavertown and Mikkeller will rub shoulders with boundary pushing Stillwater and Dugges, alongside Scottish favourites Pilot, Tempest Brew Co, and Fierce Beer.

Such was the popularity of the event last year that event organisers, Greg Wells and Dan Sylvester increased the size of the festival, both in footprint and capacity. The 40+ brewers will descend on the Biscuit Factory from the 25th to 27th May 2018, showcasing their beers to an audience of more than 3,000 people. Ticket-holders will be able to try seasonal, exclusive and brand-new beers amongst the 300+ brews available.

DJ sets include legends of the Scottish music scene, Mogwai, as well as DJ Don Letts of BBC 6 Music fame, Two Door Cinema Club and cult group Metronomy.

There will also be a selection of the best in local street food organised in partnership with the celebrated Pitt Street Market. The Buffalo Truck – winners of the Scottish Street Food Awards 2017 – will be joining Barnacles & Bones, Pizza Geeks and more to keep festival goers well-fed.

Speaking of the return to Edinburgh, co-founder and organiser Greg Wells said:

 It is a real thrill to come back to Edinburgh after last year’s success. We’re proud to be bringing back our unique combination of the best craft beer, brilliant music acts and locally-sourced street food, all under one roof. This year’s hand-picked line-up is not something you’ll want to miss.

Amongst the brewers will be winners of the first-ever ‘Raise the Bar’ competition, hosted by the festival organisers, We are Beer. The initiative seeks to find new, up-coming brewers in a bid to champion new talent.

An expert panel will independently blind taste all submissions and then select the top four brewers to attend all three festivals providing them with a platform to showcase their beer at the Edinburgh Festival.

Tickets for Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival 2018 are priced from £35 and include entry to the festival, souvenir glass, multiple tasters of beer, and are available now: https://edinburghcraftbeerfestival.co.uk/tickets/

When is the festival on?

Friday 25th – 6pm – 11pm

Saturday 26th – 11.30am – 4.30pm

Saturday 26th – 6pm – 11pm

Sunday 27th – 12 noon – 5pm


All sessions are over 18s only.

Where is the festival being held?

Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival can be found at the following address and is a 30-minute walk or a short taxi ride from Edinburgh Waverley train station: The Biscuit Factory, 4 – 6 Anderson Place, Edinburgh, EH6 5NP


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EdinburghCraftBeerFestival/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ECBFestival

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weare_beer/

Website: https://edinburghcraftbeerfestival.co.uk/

Music Line Up

  • Friday night – Don Letts – BBC Radion 6 Music
  • Saturday day – Olugbenga (Metronomy)
  • Saturday night – Mogwai
  • Sunday day –  Two Door Cinema Club


Food Vendors

  • Pizza Geeks
  • Buffalo Truck
  • Steak & Halloumi
  • Barnacles & Bones
  • Tuk Tuk


Confirmed Breweries To Date

  • 6 Degrees North
  • Amundsen
  • Basqueland Brewing Project (ESP)
  • Beavertown
  • BFM
  • Boundary
  • Brew by Numbers
  • Cromarty
  • Dry & Bitter
  • Dugges
  • Fierce
  • Gipsy Hill
  • Left Handed Giant
  • Lervig
  • Magic Rock
  • Mikkeller
  • North Brew
  • Pilot
  • Stillwater
  • Tempest
  • Thornbridge
  • Two Roads
  • Verdant
  • Wild Beer
  • Wiper & True
  • Wylam


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