Lost Abbey vs BrewDog
The hardcore scamps from Lost Abbey & Port Brewing just spent a couple of days in North East Scotland culminating in an awesome event at BrewDog Aberdeen. Older Viscosity and Angel's Share on draft? Hell Yeah!
We also decided it would be a shame if we did not brew a beer together, considering that Tomme, Mike and Jeff had come all this way. I think you would all agree with this sentiment.
Yesterday was BrewDog. We settled on an Imperial Porter, aiming for 10% ABV and using a blend of 7 different malts.
In terms of hops, we keep the IBUs modest at 35 and hopped the beer entirely with First Gold.
And of course, with Lost Abbey & BrewDog both obsessed with barrel ageing, this collaboration just had to be aged in oak. A trip to the epic Speyside Cooperage was in order.
We settled on some rum casks for the Imperial Porter, making it the first time either of the respective brewers have aged a beer in rum barrels.
We only brewed a tiny batch of this beer and intend to age it in the rum barrels for about 12 months. So look out for the Lost Abbey & BrewDog rum barrel aged Imperial Porter coming your way in early 2011.
Any name suggestions would be appreciated. At the moment 'Lost Dog' and 'Glen Diego' are the only contenders.