BrewDog Saves the World: Nanny State
03 March 2013
new adventures in imperial milds.....
At BrewDog we appreciate your inability to know your limits - especially when it comes to alcohol-which is why we created Nanny State.
Nanny State is back and this time it is better than ever. Originally brewed as a backlash against the onslaught of mass media hysteria, consensual hallucination and the nailing of BrewDog to the mast which surrounded the launch of our 18.2% Tokyo*. Nanny State was our response; a liquid protest if you will. The beer was designed to make a statement and provide a paranoid hop overdose for a politically correct generation.
Brewing a full flavour craft beer at 0.5% is tough. After some playing about, tweaking, clever science and a few pilot batches we are delighted with what we have managed to create.
The beer itself has 45 IBUS and is brewed with centennial, amarillo, columbus, cascade and simcoe hops and intensively dry-hopped with centennial and amarillo. The backbone is provided by a patch-work of 8 different types of speciality malts which combine to give the beer as much body as possible despite it's modest alcohol content.
You can buy some and make your own little protest against the bueorocracy and regulation epidemic that is apparently all that stands between us and the slow and gradual downfall of Western civilisation here.
If you live in Sweden or Norway you can also pick up Nanny State in Systembolaget or Vinmonoplet.
Here are Martin's notes on the beer:
Big fruity up front and in your face aroma with a medley of ripe citrus, orange, sherbet lemon and lychee. Herbal and piny edges add a touch of balance. On the pallet the 100% of speciality malts work hard to balance out the barrage of Humulus lupulus we throw at this beer. Amber and crystal malts add some biscuit sweetness which is quickly balanced and overcome with more fruity hop and resinous flavours and then these cleanse the palate and transcend into a long, refreshing and quinine bitter finish.
Please note: BrewDog recommends that you only drink this beer whilst wearing the necessary personal protective equipment and in a premises that has passed a full health and safety risk assessment for optimum enjoyment.