Ghost Deer

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Fu*k the system. Forget what you know. What has been. Bow to no one. History is bereft. Reorder. Disorder. Embrace the unknown. The groundbreaking. The challenging. The revolution is upon us.

Say hello to Ghost Deer. A defiant and irreverent, devil may care, supersonic bitch of a beer. Ghost Deer is a 28% fermented beer, the strongest ever fermented beer which is only ever served from a single handcrafted and authentic deer’s head.

This idiosyncratic ale combines the 3 things that we are most passionate about: craft beer, art and taxidermy. This is a revolution in brewing and in beer dispense. The impact is at once beautiful and disturbing – it disrupts conventions and breaks taboos, just like the beer it pours.


It is designed to push the boundaries and challenge people’s perceptions about what beer is and how served and enjoyed. In true BrewDog fashion we've torn up convention, blurred distinctions and pushed brewing and beer packaging to its absolute limits. This beer is an audacious blend of eccentricity, artistry and rebellion; changing the general perception of beer one glass at a time.

In the last couple of years we have brought beer aficionados Sink the Bismarck! At 41% and the epic End of History at 55%. These alcohol contents were achieved by the extreme freezing of an already very strong beer. Ghost Deer achieves 28% ABV simply from the normal fermentation process. We used a variety of yeast strains during the elephantine process and drip fed the fermented masterpiece exotic sugars to ensure the yeast lived long enough to continue the fermentation.

The beer itself is a robust 28% blonde ale. After fermentation it is aged for 6 months in some amazing whisky, bourbon, rum and sherry barrels. There is only one Ghost Deer head and this beer will only ever be available on draft, served in a stemmed glass, direct from the mouth of the deer himself. The elusive deer is going to be resident in BrewDog Edinburgh for a very limited time period commencing at 7.30pm on Wednesday the 7th of September. The deer himself will decide where he will next appear.


If you are lucky enough to meet Ghost Deer and sample this revolutionary brew. Be careful. This  schizophrenic delusional screw up of a drink is best enjoyed with vigilance and a dose of vagrant optimism.

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tactical bismarck 10.09.2011 @ 8:22pm
caleb 09.09.2011 @ 12:44am
i've seen a ghost deer on the highway...i'll never forget that
roddy 08.09.2011 @ 8:35pm
yon loons dropt his futtret bi christ .Dave your a dull wee man cheer up min
Matt 08.09.2011 @ 12:35pm
Epic launch, Amazing Beer. Great Speech on the bar by James. Rock on BrewDog!
phanson 08.09.2011 @ 7:54am
Great night at the Edinburgh bar! Ghost Deer good and Mr Squirrel even better. Beer of the day - Fyne Ales Jarl at the Auld Hoose (sorry BrewDog).
showell1 07.09.2011 @ 7:36pm
Hope it survives in Edinburgh till Saturday, How much does it cost for this latest brilliant insanity ?
yuki 07.09.2011 @ 5:32pm
I should have not checked this blog entry!!! only on tap at Edinburgh?? hope it'll be bottled someday...
dave 07.09.2011 @ 5:11pm
you know, much as i love your beers, i hate your use of a burning cigarette in your imagery. I'd hate to have to put up with the ass-stink of cigarette smoke while trying to enjoy some quality beer.
Mr. Moustache 07.09.2011 @ 4:22pm
OMFG! D: Bambi!
jonny b 07.09.2011 @ 3:50pm
send some to manchester please
Finlay 07.09.2011 @ 2:18pm
Isn't this the stuff that you were supposed to be launching a month ago at GBBF?What's taken so long?
SWBrewery 07.09.2011 @ 1:49pm
BEST. VIDEO. YET. Nifty beer too! :0)
Nate Dawg! 07.09.2011 @ 1:37pm
Ohhh this is the one you were planning on launching at GBBF until they went back to cuntland.
Darkfachor 07.09.2011 @ 1:29pm
Oh my god !
leithdave 07.09.2011 @ 12:54pm
Lunacy. Bloody brilliant lunacy.
mark h 07.09.2011 @ 12:42pm
Damn! you guys make me laugh.Am I right to think that a still from this film appeared in a caption comp. a while back?Keep up the great work.
Stefan - Beer Drivel 07.09.2011 @ 11:28am
Haha nice! Would awsome if you showed up at Stockholm Beer later this month :)
Adrian 07.09.2011 @ 11:16am
Awesome Video! Can't wait to taste the beer!
erick 07.09.2011 @ 10:52am
Wouldn't it be nice to serve it in the Deer's bladder?
Chris B 07.09.2011 @ 10:25am
Any chance of the deer being in Brewdog Glasgow on Friday? It's an Equity Punks leaving do and what better way to toast moving onto pastures new!!
alesfromthecrypt 07.09.2011 @ 10:22am
Amazing. Any US appearances of the Ghost Deer planned?
Storm 07.09.2011 @ 10:22am
Please tell me you have to pull an antler to pour a glass. that would be a whole new level of epic!
Utopias 07.09.2011 @ 10:13am
So is this the start of a game of one-up-man-ship with Sam Adams?
D 07.09.2011 @ 10:07am
'Fu*k the system. Forget what you know. What has been. Bow to no one. History is bereft. Reorder. Disorder. Embrace the unknown. '... if its all about 'disorder' why do you sensor.. fuck..?Oh yeah I made a pie that comes out of a stuffed camels arse.. YEAH SUBVERSION...
Scott M 07.09.2011 @ 9:54am
Hope it's Nae too "deer".... I'll get ma coat.
Elis 07.09.2011 @ 9:54am
You are out of your mind
Darren 07.09.2011 @ 9:53am
If only you would make a one off guest appearance at Kildrummy Inn!
Johan 07.09.2011 @ 9:53am
Send some to Sweden, please!
Daniel 07.09.2011 @ 9:52am
John, Manchester 07.09.2011 @ 9:51am
I'm supposed to be going to a Wedding with my girlfriend on Friday. I'm tempted to make a detour to Manchester Piccadilly and jump a train to Edinburgh for this badboy!
Scott K 07.09.2011 @ 9:39am
Seriously, you guys, there is a special place in heaven for you, probably right next to the Canadian guys that invented Bacon Salt.
James, BrewDog 07.09.2011 @ 9:34am
It will be :)
iprise 07.09.2011 @ 9:30am
I'm hoping this will be appearing in Brewdog Aberdeen.