Beer in Edinburgh

Beer in Edinburgh

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  • Edinburgh Craft Beer Experience 2018

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  • Top 10 Edinburgh Pubs with Outdoor Seating and Beer Gardens

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  • Edinburgh Beer Factory - Scottish Beer Awards 2018

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  • Edinburgh Beer Factory - Scottish Beer Awards 2016

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  • Edinburgh beer factory virtual tour

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  • WELCOME TO EDINBURGH

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  • Heineken Lager 5.0% abv # The Beer Review Guy

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  • PHILOSOPHY - David Hume

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  • Wells & Young's Brewery Tour Video (2008)

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  • Caledonian Brewery - An Introduction

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  • Introducing Stewart Brewing with Steve Stewart

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The history of beer in Edinburgh is perhaps the lengthiest of any region of Scotland. Throughout the history of Edinburgh, brewing takes its place as one of the most important and oldest industries. The origin of brewing goes back to the 12th century monks of Holyrood Abbey, who took advantage of the clear spring water for the production of their ale. The brewing industry certainly contributed to Edinburgh's earned moniker of "Auld Reekie" so named due to all the smoke produced by coal and wood burning furnaces and boilers. This is evidenced by the fact that at the turn of the 20th century, Edinburgh had no less than thirty-five breweries churning out this smoke from its maltings and brewhouses. This haze may not have been so noticeable were it not for the density of the buildings and population in such proximity. There are two lists below, one for defunct and one for operational breweries & microbreweries in Edinburgh.

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