BrewDog BD AB 01 - Introducing our bar brews
By us, for you. Our bar staff get knee deep in malt and hops...
At BrewDog we're pretty excited about everything to do with making new beers. So excited that we decided each of our bars should get the opportunity to come up to the brewery and make a beer of their own. From recipe development through to getting knee deep in malts as they dig out the mash tun, this is the beginning of a new BrewDog story; the story of our bar brews. Simply named according to the bar they originated from and their number in the series, we’ve kicked things off with a brew devised by our flagship Aberdeen team.
BDAB01 is a flapjack stout devised by the Aberdeen staff who were keen to see a sessionable stout full of flavour and mouth feel feature on our draft boards. Brewed with cinnamon, honey and golden syrup, the rich malt body of this brew is balanced by a good bit of sweetness, complemented the earthy English hops used, East Kent Goldings and Bramling Cross.
We caught Toffer as he was enjoying a schooner of Aberdeen's bar brew in the Flagship, and he was pretty pleased with the result;"I'm a dark beer fan myself so it's great to see something on draft which I can enjoy pints of. BDAB01 is perfectly quaffable, there's some great coffee notes in there, balanced by a nice amount of caramel sweetness. It's pretty cool to know that the guy who served me was involved in brewing it."
Every month, a different team from one of our bars will come up to the brewery to make their house beer. Brewed at our Dystopian Puppet Hobby Center in Fraserburgh, each bar will rotate through with the beer being initialled according to the bar of origin - BDCA04 will be the first to come out of BrewDog Camden, for instance, while BDNO05 will be Nottingham’s first team beer. These beers will be available only in our bars, and only on draft. Designed by the bar staff you know and love, these brews are well worth keeping an eye out for.
Next up we’ve got BrewDog Edinburgh's red ale (BDED02) which is currently conditioning in tank, and BrewDog Glasgow are hitting up the Broch to brew a black cherry black lager next week. That one will be known as BDGL03 (you get the idea!) and should be available in November, so keep an eye out!