Oktoberfest is returning to Pitt Street Market in Edinburgh, although it will be smaller, and more social distanced, than last year’s inaugural event.

Andrew 'Barney' Barnett
Barney, of Barney’s Beer, preparing for Pittöberfest. Photograph: Peter Dibdin

Mirroring the famous Munich event, which features six breweries from that city, Pittöberfest will feature six makers from within Edinburgh’s city limits.

Barney’s Beer and Campervan will be there to provide their own taste of Bavaria, with new beers created especially for the event, and New Barns — Scotland’s newest brewery — will make its festival debut, joining BellfieldEdinburgh Beer Factory, and Pilot

Barney, of Barney’s Beer, said: “While the cancellation of beer festivals has been a relatively minor inconvenience in comparison to the difficult times experienced by so many, it is a great feeling to be able to have this event at The Pitt.

“This year, it’s going to be particularly special to celebrate and showcase beer from our fellow city brewers and ourselves with the people who enjoy and support what we do.”

The festival, which includes street food, will take place every Friday to Sunday over three weekends of 18th-20th September, 25th-27th September, and 2nd-4th October. For more details, visit  thepitt.co.uk.

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