Wednesday, September 28, 2011

#25. The Grosvenor, 26 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh

Lothian and Borders: Edinburgh: THE GROSVENOR

After a trip to the West End to buy a guitar for Linus, I stopped in at this pub for a thirst quenching beverage. It was actually t-shirt weather today, with a high of 24C.

The Grosvenor is under the same ownership as The Doctors and features the same menu, but a slightly different beer lineup. I broke down and drank a Deuchers IPA by Caledonian Brewery.

I had been avoiding this beer for two reasons: 1) it is an IPA, which due to often toxic levels of hops means it stands for I Puke After; and 2) it is everywhere, second only to Wellpark Brewery's Tennent's Lager and Guinness for tap placements. Given that the biggest selling beer in Scotland appears to be Tennent's Lager, and the biggest selling soft drink is Irn-Bru, I had grown skeptical of the Scottish palette. But Deuchers is actually pretty good! Caledonian definitely has its shit together.

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