Guest Beers Ahoy from James and Martin
the guest beers the BrewDog boys are excited about
We are pretty damn excited about the guest beers we have available online and in our bars at the moment.
Check out the selection here: http://www.brewdog.com/shop/guest-beer
We recently brought in a shipment of amazing American craft beers, most of which were handpicked by James and Martin in their eagerness to get some of their favourite brews from across the pond back home.
Although the guys have been pretty flat out lately with getting the new brewery up and running, I managed to steal them for an afternoon of intimate beer talk. Tip toeing into the warehouse, I put together a couple of boxes of all our guest beers, and asked the boys to tell me a little bit more about their favourites:
James: Speedway Stout is my all time favourite beer, I make it a personal mission to make sure it goes out of stock as quickly as it comes into BrewDog Aberdeen. In terms of an imperial stout it is as perfect as you can possibly get, and then even better. I love this beer more than life itself.
Martin: Maui Big Swell is my favourite canned IPA. James let me try it in Nuremberg in 2008 and it changed my life. I like the tidal wave of hops that comes straight out of the can and hits you in the face; quintessential American hoppy.
I last had AleSmith Horny Devil with a criminal in America. He had the tattoos to show for it, all over his face. This Belgian style strong ale is esquisite and three times better than delirium tremens.
James: San Diego meets Belgium with Green Flash –famous for dsoing insanely hoppy beers, this golden farmhouse ale brewed with orange peel ginger and spices from paradise and loads of hops, funky fruity spicy it’s a perfect marriage of Belgian and West Coast that’s just about crazy enough to make it awesome.
This year we have decided to keep the Fraserburgh on as their brew lab; a place where we will experiment with small batch brews and crazy yeasts. It's only fitting that we have some brilliant Cantillon beers in stock at the moment to inspire our brewers in their pursuit of the frontiers of epic beers.
Martin: Cantillon is undoubtedly the world's most famous lambic brewery. And definately for good reason: their beers are some of the most inspiring I have ever tasted. This Kreik tastes of sour cherry with wonderful hints of almond. Mouth-puckeringly dry, I recently rediscovered this one and it's my go-to lambic.
Check out our awesome range of guest beers right here; http://www.brewdog.com/shop/guest-beer
And as always we have plenty of BrewDog goodies on there too http://www.brewdog.com/shop/our-beer
Do you have a favourite American craft brewery to recommend? We always try to get in new and interesting stuff for our online shop and for our bars, let us know!