North Hop craft beer festival to tour Scotland
- Rowena McIntosh
- 3 February 2016
This article is from 2016.
Get your beer on at festivals in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow
Highland festival North Hop is leaving its home town of Inverness to bring the delights of craft beer and craft spirits to cities across Scotland. Offering a mix of beer, cocktails, street food and live music, the festival will visit Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow and a Highland city yet to be announced.
Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms is the first venue on the tour. Here guests can enjoy a variety of beers from 13 Scottish breweries including Stewart Brewing, WooHa, Windswept, Fallen, Drygate, Tempest and new kid on the block, Edinburgh Beer Factory. There are also cocktails to sample, with 10 Dollar Shake, Solid Liquids and Bijou Wine mixing it up in the cocktail lounge.
North Hop Edinburgh will feature several exclusive drinks: Stewart Brewing has created a limited edition craft brew, Moscow Mule Saison, inspired by the traditional vodka cocktail, and Leith based Electric Spirit Co will debut a small-batch gin, available only at the festival.
To soak up all that booze, El Cartel are on hand with Mexican street food, Aye Love Real Food will serve up Scotch eggs and there are seasonal Scottish-sourced dishes from Fresh Revolution.
Finally, it’s not a festival without music so North Hop have tasked creatives industries festival XpoNorth with curating a full music programme of music to bevy to.
North Hop tour dates:
Sat 5 Mar – Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
Sat 30 Apr & Sun 1 May – AECC, Aberdeen
Sat 18 & Sun 19 Jun – SWG3, Glasgow
Tickets on sale now, priced £15–£17.50.