Probably the first beer festival of the season in Scotland, the Forres Foot-Tapper, now in its third year, is becoming a key date for craft beer enthusiasts.
Now established in the first weekend of April every year, the Foot-Tapper brings an amazing 80 beers, ciders and lagers from all around the country, with a stonking programme of live bands from the Northern circuit, and street food with a Cajun-Scottish twist.
Held at the popular Mosset Tavern in Forres, which is already well-known for its real cask ales, live music and outstanding food, the Foot-Tapper brings it all together for one weekend of foot-tapping fun.
And what if you don’t like beer! Well, there’s a pop-up gin bar especially for the occasion with a wider range of Scottish gins and mixers, and of course, the usual range of spirits from the bar. So if your beer-drinking friends are heading here for the weekend, remember there’s something for everyone.
Thursday night is free of charge and a chance to meet the brewers. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are amazing value at just £10 each, or you can buy a weekend ticket for £25 and come every day. (£20 Early bird weekend tickets are available till Feb 29).