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.
- Wallet Shit Case Iain07.03.2011
- You should name it:
I FEAST ON THE BONES OF TROLLSJamie Rockwell05.03.2011
- If it was going to be barrel aged for a year, then how is it being released in early 2011? or was it brewed last year? Paul Kelly04.03.2011
- Raindogs - reference to the great Tom Waits.
'You know how after the rain you see all these dogs that seem lost, wandering around. The rain washes away all their scent, all their direction'
So Raindogs are lost dogs - bit tenuous but there you go.Richard Wilson04.03.2011
- I like the rum cask with the Porter and pleased you did not add the pig. This smokey bacon trend hitting North America has to be curtained before it gets outa hand. I still think you guys look like you just come off a trawler, so how about 'Deadiest Catch'. Edwin Hemsley04.03.2011
- Time Machine. You're going to need one to age it for 12 months and release it in early 2011. Don't you just hate it when us pedants pick up on your wee typos.
Do like Lost Dog. Simple is good. Or how about Broch Abbey. Both buildings from long ago.Ian Prise04.03.2011
- Viscous Rumour Mark04.03.2011
- This is easy - two unholy brewer's get together, get cosy and out comes Mongrel Porter or Mutt's Brew!!
Mongrels - although not pure breeds, often make the best dogsFred Creutz, London04.03.2011
- It should be called Laika's Lament (R.I.P.)
I wanted to get a mix of both brewery names and when I thought lost dog then it had to be Laika!
Laika was the first dog in space (and Russian) and died in space, and so was a LOST DOG.
Obviously the RIP has double meanings as well as Russian Imperial Porter.
I am also sure that this blend of breweries ensures the taste is out of this world!Steven Crouch04.03.2011
- Sodomy And The Lash Jim dL04.03.2011
- Pascal's Porter? Chris H04.03.2011
- "...your way in early 2011." Like right about now? Or 2012 perhaps? Kim Odland04.03.2011
- Port 'o' Dogs. Maf04.03.2011
- Flame Baked Antlers. Tom04.03.2011
- Lost Dog's Rip. Or R.I.P. (Rummed Imperial Porter) Steve Sanford04.03.2011
- Goodbye Blast Brew? Bootleg Swabby Red? Steward Gobble Boy? Absorb Body Leg Wet? Bobby Gold Sweater?
Anagram Andy, Lettersville04.03.2011