Foraging Walk & Beer Tasting at Cross Borders


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I'm very excited for the second in the series with Cross Borders Brewing! We have worked together for over two years to bring you seasonal beers with a wild plant twist and this is the perfect opportunity to find out more about the process. Go behind the scenes and learn about the wild plants that grow near the brewery, how to identify them and the sort of flavours that they can bring to a beer. We will discuss other uses of wild plants and the benefits of doing so - from the nutritional to the cultural and philosophical.Throughout the afternoon gather the basic skills required to identify common edibles as well as how to avoid poisonous & inedible lookalikes. Discuss how sustainability is an essential part of foraging, from mushrooms to plants, nuts and fruits. Look at how wild food can become a complimentary part of a meal while being sympathetic to the environment around you, and why this is such a key part of the forager's philosophy. To finish the day we will return to the brewery to sample the small batch collaborative beer created by Cross Borders, Cloisters and myself earlier this month. This amber ale, full of rich blaeberries and tropical pineapple weed, is only available this weekend - the perfect end to an afternoon's foraging! We will also enjoy some delicious tasters made with some of the foods that we have met along the way. Itinerary: 2 hour foraging & plant identification walk Beer tasting Late lunch Note: Proof of age may be required. Suitable for over 18's only.


  • Date: 24.08.2019 02:00 PM - 24.08.2019 04:30 PM
  • Location: Eskbank, Dalkeith, UK (Map)
  • More Info: To meet at Cross Borders Brewery, Eskbank, nr Dalkeith. A 2 minute walk from Eskbank train station, only 20 minutes from Edinburgh.