BrewHouse update on some upcoming beers

BrewHouse update on some upcoming beers

Here is a sneak peak at some new and limited edition beers we are working on at BrewDog.

The 2012 Prototype Challenge

Our annual prototype challenge sees 3 potential new beers go head to head and you guys vote as to which of the beers you would like to see us brew permanently in 2013. The beers will be available as a set on our online shop and also on tap in all of our bars. There are this year’s title contenders:

Nuns with Guns

A hoppy, dry hopped low ABV reasonably malty pilsner. At 4.2% this amber hued little gem infuses wholesome BrewDog hoppiness with classic lager sharpness. Best enjoyed whilst whistling the European Union’s national anthem (does it have one), munching on a bratwurst and planning a weekend trip to Prague whilst listening to the Beastie Boys.


Jack Hammer

A beer which made a brief guest appearance in our bars this summer. Jack Hammer is loaded with so much hops that this 7.2% IPA will literally destroy your mouth with it's 200 theoretical IBUs. The most bitter beer we have ever brewed. This one is not for the feint hearted, elderly or French. If you like hops and bitterness then go ahead. But be warned.


Don’t pull back, or slow down until the crazy music starts. This mother will drill you with Panzer-like efficiency. And you’ll beg for more.

Cocoa Psycho

A 10% decadent, endulgent and encapsulating Imperial Russian Stout. Brewed with a copious amount of dark malts, infused with coffee beans during the boil and after fermentation and aged on cacao nibs, vanilla pods and toasted oak chips.

coco_620This opulent whirl of chocolate, coffee, dark malts and hops even rivals the most colourful of imperial Faberge eggs. Originally created to celebrate the Russian Royal Family, this is a fitting tribute with which to toast your own empire.

The prototype beers will be available online and in our bars in around 10 days time.  



the latest beer in our experimental Abstrakt series. Fans of Bashah Special Reserve get excited: for it is deep within that collaborative gem that AB:12 found it’s liquid inspiration. AB:12, which has just been transferred from oak casks back into one of our tanks, is a 11.2% imperial black Belgian ale which has been aged for 8 months in single grain Scotch whisky casks with a medley of fresh Scottish berries (tayberries, blackberries & raspberries).

The latest release in our abstract series is due to be packaged next week.

Salt Caramel Pop Corn Imperial Brown Ale


We like salt caramel. We like pop corn. We like imperial brown ales. This was inevitable. This idiosyncratic little test batch is currently fermenting away in FV 8.

Christmas Paradox


This beer was bottled last week. Here is the low-down.

Brew Sheet: Christmas Paradox ABV: 15% OG: 1112 Malts: Marris Otter, Dark Crystal, Caramalt, Chocolate Malt, Roast Barley Hops: Galena, Bramling Cross Twist: Aged in rum barrels for 12 months

You can buy some here http://www.brewdog.com/product/paradox-christmas

These are our antidotes to the chaos of the upcoming festive season.

Raise a glass of our Christmas beers, share it with friends, family and strangers, and sit back and enjoy the view as the world descends into a fairy light fuelled frenzy.

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  • Cocoa Psycho looks awesome !!!
  • can i have a beer please?
  • Nuns with guns. Maybe, we will get more of Brewdog in mainland EUrope. And yes, The chorus of the last movement of Beethovens' 9th.
  • 'feint hearted'?

    I guess it's great for the linguistically challenged then.
  • Agree with Derek - White Noise was FANtastic!
  • Some of the aussie breweries did a seasonal Russian Imperial Stout and it was fantastic. My favourite out of the three of them is the IPA, a beer for all year round to compliment your punk. I reckon the pilsener could be a seasonal summer release.
    Alan Morgan05.12.2012
  • <i>The most bitter beer we have ever brewed. </i>
    I know another another one brewed in St.Petersburg.
    But these great editions are the right things to start hunting for.
    Yuri Katunin04.12.2012
  • Can't wait to try the coco psycho and the AB:12... and of course, getting my paws on the Christmans Paradox... here's a suggestion, how about a masala chai inspired imperial chocolate stout? Using cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamon, black peppercorns, cardomon, cloves, and corriander? Could be a future Abrstrakt?
  • Cheers for the update, really helpful to know when new beers are coming out so we can save on delivery costs and try to buy them together!
  • tough choice! gunna need to do a serious amount of tasting!
  • Mmmmm beerrrrr imperial stout lush brew
    Maddog Dave 04.12.2012
  • Just had it confirmed, the EU's national anthem is 'The Final Countdown'.
  • I have boxes of Christmas Paradox stacked up ready for distribution (I am the best Santa my friends ever had)! Have so far resisted the temptation to break into any of them, but for how long can my willpower last out..?
  • Can i just check if the brown ale is going to be bottled or is it such a small test batch that your only going to have it available in the bars?
  • Can't wait to taste the Cocoa Psycho big fan of imperial stouts
  • The return of Jack Hammer - brilliant ! Bring it on, as I couldn't get enough of it last time.
    I'm also looking forward to trying the Cocoa Psycho and AB:12, even though I prefer the pale insanely hoppy beers.
    See you next Tuesday at Nottingham !
    Pete H, Nottm04.12.2012
  • AB 12 sounds wonderful can't wait for it to land on my door mat so I can try it.
  • Some great sounding stuff, particually loving the sounds of the brown ale just hope you don't plan to release all of these before christmas as I may end up with a rather broken bank
  • (Pssssst... the European Union anthem is Beethoven's 9th)
  • Loving the sound of the new ones, how about bringing back white noise!?

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