Top of the Tweets
We like Twitter. A lot. Which is why, if you're looking to keep up-to-date with everything BrewDog, you're probably best to jump aboard the Twitter wagon and follow some of our top tweeters.
2010 for BrewDog has been the year of the stoat, the dwarf, the penguin and the Germans; a whirlwind of amplified ABVs and world firsts. Needless to say, Twitter was the first place we broke news of our top stories or beer releases, but that wasn't all as these top tweets from twenty ten prove.
Bruce - @brewdogbarbruce: “Brewdog Bar poured its first beer this very morning! Pictured is me, sampling the product!”
Back in the summer (you know, those three weeks in-between either side of the snow) Twitter was all a-flutter with speculation that BrewDog might be planning to open a bar in Aberdeen. Naturally, the was some substance in the rumours and it wasn't long before we were kitting out our first craft beer bar. Bruce – our manager and behind the bar beer geek – has been involved in the bar's evolution since day one and this monumental tweet marks the first pint pulled under our own roof. Just one of many more to come.
Bracken - @brackenbrewdog: “Just back from the park where I met a rather forward Golden Retriever Bitch with 24 pups, to 3 different fathers. A true Trashy Blonde”
Trashy Blonde has been part of our line up almost since the beginning of time but we're not ones to let statement recipes gather dust which is why this year we brought out Punk X and Euro Trash; a twist on our Punk IPA and Trashy Blonde recipes respectively. Our keyboard-friendly pooch Bracken decided to tweet about a very different kind of blonde, however; not an uncommon sight in the parks of Fraserburgh, apparently.
Chris Mair - @dogmair: “My boss has bought an ice cream van and hired a dwarf for 'future projects'. It's impossible not to be permanently interested in my job”
Chris Mair and his trusty sidekick Rufus the doberman became fully fledged BrewDogs back in August when Chris took on the role of heading up our Scottish sales team. Since then Chris has had an entirely legitimate reason to spend all day in the pub, but it isn't just the craft brews that keep him coming back for more, as a dwarf and an ice cream van will testify. The dwarf – of course – went on to help us change legislation on the 2/3rds pint. The ice cream van has yet to hit the headlines although rumour has it that BrewDog is set to challenge the rising cost of the humble ice cream sandwich. Watch this space.
Martin - @MartinDickie: “Bowman just got pulled for speeding, we had a bit of explaining to do when the police saw this!!!”
In the spring of 2010, we were joined by our hardcore German brewer Franz, which gave our Head Brewer Stewart the chance to escape the brewery and enjoy daylight; occasionally. In this instance Stewart's desire to get back to the brewery in time left him in a spot of bother with the police. Thankfully Martin was on hand to explain that this boot full of buds were of the craft beer variety, as well as being able to tweet live updates as Stewart narrowly missed a night in the slammer.
James - @brewdogjames: “Stewart Bowman (our Head Brewer) slept in a dog basket last night. On Sunday I saved the life of a scared robin trapped in Nara's office”
If you're looking for BrewDog news that's truly hot off the press then the Emperor Penguin AKA Captain James Watt is your man. Tweets across '10 have ranged from everything from behind the scenes updates at brewery, the latest on beer launches, news from far flung countries joining the craft beer revolution as well as heads up on blogs and podcasts getting in on some BrewDog action too. James' tweet of the year sums up BrewDog completely however – slightly odd, but a keen protector of local wildlife.
...Sometimes it's better to just give in to the madness.
- Bowman is a legend.
Bruce is a Legend (and a really decent chap too.)Graham14.01.2011
- i like hats phil dalgleish14.01.2011
- mare o a pumas man mysel min Roddy c14.01.2011