What does a Lumberjack have for breakfast? Or Lunch?
Long time friend of BrewDog Tim Anderson along with Tom Whitaker, winner and runner up of Masterchef 2011, visited BrewDog and Musa a few weeks ago. Their top priority was helping Franz and Charlotte brew an awesome beer and also feeding hungry brewers with some local seafood cooked on our pilot plant (seriously!). In addition they also prepared a 7 course beer dinner at Musa.
They curated a killer menu of genre-bending dishes to paired with Brewdog brews that showed even the most stubborn wine-swilling stalwart that food and beer pairing is hardly hogwash. With the aid of these culinary innovators, we press boldly ahead with our quest to elevate beer's cultural profile and underline its status as a worthy companion to all manner of food, from fine dining to fish fingers. Its appeal knows no limits and we won't relent until it's universally respected for its incomparable versatility.
The beer we brewed was devised by Tim and is a Lumberjack Breakfast Stout. A decadent, indulgent and encapsulating malt base that benefits from the addition of oats and smoked malt in the mash tun. Generous amounts of blueberries and maple syrup was added to the kettle during the boil and we added some killer artisinal coffee at the end of the boil. Oh and we also added some bacon.
The beer is currently fermenting away nicely on its way to around 11% alcohol. As if brewing a beer with oats, blueberries, maple syrup, smoked malt, bacon and coffee was not enough for one day, Tim and Tom cooked for our team in the brewery with a small barbeque and our pilot plant.