BrewHouse update on some upcoming beers
behind the scenes at BrewDog HQ
Here is a sneak peak at some new and limited edition beers we are working on at BrewDog.
The 2012 Prototype Challenge
Our annual prototype challenge sees 3 potential new beers go head to head and you guys vote as to which of the beers you would like to see us brew permanently in 2013. The beers will be available as a set on our online shop and also on tap in all of our bars. There are this year’s title contenders:
Nuns with Guns
A hoppy, dry hopped low ABV reasonably malty pilsner. At 4.2% this amber hued little gem infuses wholesome BrewDog hoppiness with classic lager sharpness. Best enjoyed whilst whistling the European Union’s national anthem (does it have one), munching on a bratwurst and planning a weekend trip to Prague whilst listening to the Beastie Boys.
A beer which made a brief guest appearance in our bars this summer. Jack Hammer is loaded with so much hops that this 7.2% IPA will literally destroy your mouth with it's 200 theoretical IBUs. The most bitter beer we have ever brewed. This one is not for the feint hearted, elderly or French. If you like hops and bitterness then go ahead. But be warned.
Don’t pull back, or slow down until the crazy music starts. This mother will drill you with Panzer-like efficiency. And you’ll beg for more.
A 10% decadent, endulgent and encapsulating Imperial Russian Stout. Brewed with a copious amount of dark malts, infused with coffee beans during the boil and after fermentation and aged on cacao nibs, vanilla pods and toasted oak chips.
This opulent whirl of chocolate, coffee, dark malts and hops even rivals the most colourful of imperial Faberge eggs. Originally created to celebrate the Russian Royal Family, this is a fitting tribute with which to toast your own empire.
The prototype beers will be available online and in our bars in around 10 days time.
the latest beer in our experimental Abstrakt series. Fans of Bashah Special Reserve get excited: for it is deep within that collaborative gem that AB:12 found it’s liquid inspiration. AB:12, which has just been transferred from oak casks back into one of our tanks, is a 11.2% imperial black Belgian ale which has been aged for 8 months in single grain Scotch whisky casks with a medley of fresh Scottish berries (tayberries, blackberries & raspberries).
The latest release in our abstract series is due to be packaged next week.
Salt Caramel Pop Corn Imperial Brown Ale
We like salt caramel. We like pop corn. We like imperial brown ales. This was inevitable. This idiosyncratic little test batch is currently fermenting away in FV 8.
This beer was bottled last week. Here is the low-down.
Brew Sheet: Christmas Paradox ABV: 15% OG: 1112 Malts: Marris Otter, Dark Crystal, Caramalt, Chocolate Malt, Roast Barley Hops: Galena, Bramling Cross Twist: Aged in rum barrels for 12 months
You can buy some here http://www.brewdog.com/product/paradox-christmas
These are our antidotes to the chaos of the upcoming festive season.
Raise a glass of our Christmas beers, share it with friends, family and strangers, and sit back and enjoy the view as the world descends into a fairy light fuelled frenzy.