A knees up in a brewery

Hannah Van Thompson of The Van Ts and Steven Smith of Vault City. Image by Jeff Holmes.

EDINBURGH craft brewer, Vault City Brewing, has launched a partnership with Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut to launch a 250-capacity live venue at Vault City’s Portobello brewery.

Vault City co-founder, Steven Smith-Hay, said he wanted to help emerging musicians recover from setbacks caused by the pandemic.

“We’re very lucky our business has gone from strength to strength during the pandemic, as beer drinkers became a bit more experimental and began to develop a taste for our modern sour beers,” he said.

“We want to pay it forward to those who have been unable to work and reach their audience. I missed going to see live music so much – but that pales in comparison to how live musicians who have been starved of their livelihood must feel.

“Partnering with a venue as iconic as King Tut’s is a dream come true. Hopefully our new Taproom venue will have its own part to play in musical history!”

In the first event of a series, Vault City will sponsor New Noise, a one-day event taking place on Saturday, 30th October headlined by Glasgow band The Van T’s who will taking the stage for the first time since the New Year’s Revolution show at King Tut’s in January 2020.