A dog-friendly brewery in Edinburgh is hosting a meet-up for pug owners and their four legged friends with all the proceeds from ticket sales, going to a dog rescue charity.
Bellfield Brewery is hosting Pugtoberfest and will be serving a special Pug Grumble IPA to visitors.
The brewery has teamed up with Pug Mania, a community of pug lovers that now has 12 branches across the UK and hundreds of members in Edinburgh.
The event, hosted in the brewery’s taproom and beer garden, will also offer prizes for the best-dressed pug and tasty dog biscuits made from spent grain left over after brewing.
Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the MuffinPug Charity, which specialises in rescuing abandoned and neglected pugs. Several rescue dogs will be attending.
Bellfield’s tap room will be decked out in Octoberfest decorations and will serve pretzels and other snacks for humans, alongside Bellfield’s award-winning beers.
Speaking about the event, Anna Orr, Sales & Marketing Manager, said, “One of our colleagues owns a pug called Haggis, who stole all our hearts, hence Pugtoberfest, which we hope will be the first of several doggie meet ups here.”
“The name for the limited-edition draught beer, came about when we discovered there was a collective noun for a group of pugs. Who knew? It’s a ‘grumble’!
“We’re all dog lovers: the other brewery dogs include a Scottish deerhound and a dachshund which regularly feature on our social media posts.
“And because we’re so near Holyrood Park, we thought it would be fun to do something that tells dog walkers they’re welcome anytime to come with their pets, to enjoy a pint in our taproom and beer garden.
Date: Saturday 12th October 12pm – 2pm with taproom open to the public after 2pm
Venue: Bellfield Brewery Tap Room & Beer Garden
Families with children welcome, limited places, to book please go to the website