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Vault City & Edinburgh Street Food bring Vault Wagon to Edinburgh

08/05/2023
Steve Smith-Hay (Vault City) and Andrew Marshall (Edinburgh Street Food)

SCOTLAND’S largest sour beer producer, the award-winning Portobello based Vault City Brewing, has joined the country’s top traders at the capital’s newest street food market, Edinburgh Street Food, for an epic 12 week pop-up.  

From May through to July, ault City’s fruit-forward modern sour beers will be avaiable on draught, poured from the craft brewery’s newly converted 1960s Bedford CF 1 ice-cream van, dubbed the “Vault Wagon”.   

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In the multi-coloured neon lit food hall, foodies and beer lovers alike can tuck into street food from all over the globe, washing it down with bold and brilliant session sours. Or head out to the impressive heated and covered beer garden boasting over 250 seats, to soak up the sunshine with a picturesque backdrop of Calton Hill.   

Since opening its doors on the 25th of February 2023, Edinburgh Street Food has welcomed over 108,000 customers – almost 20% of Edinburgh’s population – through its doors. With a fierce commitment to solely supporting independently owned Scottish breweries, ESF is extremely proud to add Vault City to their offering. 

Andrew Marshall, co-founder of Edinburgh Street Food, commented: “This innovative Edinburgh based brewer has reimagined sour beer for a new generation and we’re delighted to have them join us for the summer; their beer is the perfect pairing for a sunny day.”  

With flavours such as Strawberry Sundae, Paradise Punch and Triple Fruited Mango, Vault City are known for their unique flavour combinations – and have since become one of the UK’s best-selling sour beer brands.

The independent brewer started in 2018 with just a team of 3 and has since grown to over 25 people. After a successful crowdfunding campaign, they opened the Porty Vault Taproom and Smokehouse in Portobello, complementing their Wee Vault Tasting Room and Bottle Shop in Haymarket. The newest addition to their portfolio, the Vault Wagon, is a colourful, converted ice-cream van pouring sour beers and slushies all summer long, on the forecourt of Edinburgh Street Food. 

Steven Smith-Hay, co-founder of Vault City, said: “Edinburgh Street Food is a foodie’s paradise. We’re joining a long list of world class traders and it’s a huge honour for us to be part of it.”

“Our drinks push the boundaries of what people would typically expect from a beer, and our core range of Strawberry Sundae, Cloudy Lemonade and Triple Fruited Mango are all great examples of this – packed full of real fruit and incredibly refreshing on a summer’s day. We’re currently pouring the last remaining kegs of our Iron Brew sour and, given the weather, in typical Vault City fashion it’s available as a soft serve sour beer slushie, exclusive to Edinburgh Street Food!”

Vault City’s 12-week partnership with Edinburgh Street Food started on May 1st and ends on 31st July 2023. 

The Vault Wagon is pouring from noon-10pm every day, with Edinburgh Street Food remaining open until 11pm on Sunday-Thursday and until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays. 

At ESF you can find core Vault City session sours, as well as more experimental not-yet-canned beers and exclusive soft serve slushies, in addition to the final 6 kegs of Vault City’s acclaimed Iron Brew.  

Find the Vault Wagon at Edinburgh Street Food beside the Omni Centre on Leith Street, EH13AU.  To see what’s on at ESF and explore their guest trader line up, visit https://edinburgh-street-food.com/whats-on/.

To learn more about Vault City Brewing, and to explore their extensive range of modern sour beers, visit https://vaultcity.co.uk

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