As Glasgow's thirst for niche and craft beers continues to get, well, thirstier, one event this summer is attempting to quench the masses. The first ever Southside Beer Festival will take place on Saturday July 27th in the beautiful Langside Halls. Despite being the inaugural event, the festival is already a runaway success, the initial release of tickets sold out within days and organisers have applied to the council to extend the licence and expand the festival outdoors to meet demand.

Local breweries, micro and major, have been falling over each other to get involved. Among the many already signed up are Hippo Beers, Loch Lomand, and Fyne Ales, and Williams Brother's Brewery, of Inn Deep fame.  

Some of the brews that will be available from Fyne Ales at the Southside Beer Festival. 

As Southside bar scene continues to come into its own, this event will be another opportunity for the up and coming area to show it can rival the West End and Merchant City in the festival stakes, as well as provide something a little different to do in Glasgow. If you didn't manage to pick up a ticket, fret not, the folks behind the festival are plotting to make the event a regular affair, so watch this space as Glasgow's Southside may just become Scotland's answer to Munich. 

And if you simply just can't wait until July to get your beer on, check out great Glasgow bars like Munro's, BrewDog, Inn Deep, Meat Bar, Beer Cafe and West Brewery for your hop fix until then.