For the second year running, we have teamed our UK fleet of bars up with amazing local breweries to brew the biggest en masse collaboration effort known to man! And on Saturday 25th October 2014, you will be able to sample their efforts across 16 UK BrewDog bars.
All the beers will be available to peruse on the day, at which point it's probably just easier and better for everyone all round if you sample all 16 to find out what floats your boat. Then tweet that bar giving them a well-earned pat on the back!
HOWEVER! We couldn't leave you hanging for eight whole days without telling you what's in store, it's just too exciting, and we're weak when it comes to exciting beer news, so from today til Friday 24th October, we will be announcing two bar and brewery's collaborative beers each day. Be sure to check out BrewDog on twitter and Facebook find out what's in store! The blog will be updated each day with the beers too.
Aberdeen & Cromarty - Stoater Scotch Ale (7.5%) Scotch Ale w/ Oats, Brambles and Honey
Birmingham & Quantum Hop. Kettle. Black. (4.8%) Hopfenschwarzweisse (Hoppy Black Wheat Beer)
Bristol & Wild Beer Co Rosa Canina (5.4%) Saison with rosehips and rosemary
Camden & Pressure Drop Syd Strong's (7.1%) Black Rye IPA
Cardiff & Celt Experience Home of the Fruitcakes (6%) Strawberry & raspberry saison (with a ton of fruit. Like, a literal ton)
Clapham Junction & Brodie's Southside Zester (Livin La Vida Lime Juice) (3.7%) Lime Berlinerweisse
Dundee & Alechemy Smoked in History (5.2%) Smoked Porter (smoked with an extra special secret ingredient...!)
Edinburgh & Tempest False Provenance (6.8%) Borders Belgian Black ale
Glasgow & Fyne Ales SameWerking (5.1%) Rooibos Red Ale
Leeds & Ilkley Brewery Westwood Stout (6.5%) White Chocolate Stout
Manchester & Tickety Brew Coffee Wit (5.2%) Coffee-Infused Wheat Beer
Newcastle & Tyne Bank Amba Necta (6.5%) Honey and Apricot Amber Ale
Nottingham & Buxton Rough C's (5%) Oatmeal Amber Lager
Sheffield & Red Willow Shut Up Meg (7%) IPA hopped and dry hopped with Simcoe & Citra
Shepherd's Bush & Lovibonds Purple Rain (5.8%) Foraged Fruit Sour
Shoreditch & Five Points Smoke & Mirrors (7.8%) Smoked Porter
#CollabFest is a concept dreamt up by Cormac, one of our most treasured beer slingers in London town. The project enables us to give our bar staff chance to get down and dirty with a full-on brew day, giving them a wealth of experience and understanding on how brewing works, and also means we can feature a wide selections of the UK's incredible breweries' efforts in our bars.
On Saturday 25th October, all 16 beers will be available in all UK BrewDog bars. Due to the fact that some bars have less than 16 taps, (because, let's face it, that is a pretty ridiculous number of beers to tap at once), there will be a rotation system in place in bars with a smaller capacity, but all 16 will be available throughout the day in our bigger bars. At around 4pm, each bar's local brewery team mates will be in attendance, and they'll be introducing the beer at 6pm with that bar's manager for a tasting of their dual creation!
Swing by, sample away and hit us up on twitter with #CollabFest14 and your tasting notes!
See you next Saturday!