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July 25, 2019

Don't know about you but right now the idea of a long, cool glass of beer sounds pretty appealing.

And if you head to BAaD in Glasgow's East End tomorrow or Saturday, you can slake your thirst with a frosty brew from one of over twenty breweries.

The Calton arts centre is hosting the Barras Beer Festival, a summer beer festival with three sessions: Friday evening and then daytime and evening sessions on the Saturday.

The beer producers appearing include WEST Beer, Ride Brewing Co., Overtone Brewing Co, Shilling Brewing Company, Williams Bros. Brewing Co., Top Out Brewery, 71 Brewing, Up Front Brewing, Brewgooder, Six Degrees North Brewery, Harviestoun Brewery, Acid Brewing Cartel, Drygate, Fallen Brewing Company, Dead End Brew Machine, Merchant City Brewing Co., and Edinburgh Beer Factory.

The BAaD bars will be serving some crafty cocktails and summery specials and DJs will keep you dancing.

On the food front, look out for Magnificent 7 for pizza; the container cantina for tasty tacos and fish and chips from A’Challtainn Fish Restaurant & Bar. Main pic.

A'Challtain is not the only 5pm restaurant in the area. Celino's Italian and Van Winkle can also be booked via 5pm.

Tickets (£8.50 plus booking fee) will get you a 1/3 pint tasting glass with printed artwork, a 1/3 pint upon entry and food samples from the three outlets on site.

The Monkey Shoulder team will be mixing it up at the Barras Beer Bash.

The Monkey Shoulder team will be mixing it up at the Barras Beer Bash. Pic: BAad Facebook

Merchant City Festival

A hop, skip and a jump away, the Merchant City Festival will be in full flow over the weekend. As well as street performers, craft fairs, comedy and live music, the Big Feed Street Food Social will be running in Candleriggs Square.

Of course, you could also book into numerous Merchant City restaurants via 5pm.

Hit the beach

If you are on the other side of the country, you might want to book into one of two foraging events.

From 10am on Sunday, Hipsters and Hobos are running a fungi and hedgerow forage near Livingston.

If a 10am start on a Sunday sounds unlikely, then Edinburgh Forage and Eat are hosting a coastal forage at Yellowcraigs beach from 2pm.

Both events are ticketed.