Impending Liquid Anarchy: Some upcoming beers

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Impending Liquid Anarchy: Some upcoming beers

Consider this like a series of mini movie trailers. Except they are not for movies, they are for upcoming BrewDog beers. These beers are currently either fledgling concepts, fermenting away in our tanks, ageing in oak barrels or rattling along our bottling line. If you are lucky, they will soon be in your beer glass and subsequently your mouth.

Recipe Development: How to Disappear Completely

New adverntures in imperial milds. We are currently developing the recipe for this beer and intend to brew it next week. Based on a small batch we brewed back in 2009 and named after my (James) favourite Radiohead song. The beer will be a modest 2.8%, reasonably dark in colour with low bitterness and an absolute avalanche of dry hops.


Dispatch Hall: Abstrakt AB14

AB:14 is the latest release in our Abstrakt series and is an oak aged Imperial Weizenbock. Expect a big, bold mouth-feel backed by some powerful banana, caramel, toffee, vanilla and spicy hits woven together with some classic weizen notes. All balanced by an eclectic yet bizarrely balanced variety of hops from America (Simcoe) the Czech (Saaz) and the UK (Bramling Cross).

The beer is at 10.2% ABV and has been aged on toasted French oak chips. As close to bannoffee pie as a beer can taste. Seriously.

This beer was the brainchild of our German Lead Brewer Franz.ab14_620

FV 106: Barley Wine 

Our first foray into the embittered, gigantic world of barley wines for a few years. This one is loaded with our favourite American hops meaning the beers blurs the distinction between a giant beast of a malty barley wine and a huge imperial india pale ale.  This beer is destined to be a 12% ABV monster that will develop amazingly well in the bottle.

As of yet this big bad wolf of an American Barley Wine remains unnamed. Please leave your name suggestions in the comments box below. 


Dog Wired

Brewed in collaboration with Soren from New Zealand's stellar 8-Wired brewery, this is an imperial pilsner featuring two of our favourite New Zealand hops: Nelson Sauvin and Motueka. Sitting at a dangerously drinkable 7.1% ABV there's a touch of munich malt which gives this beer that little extra caramel biscuit bite to compliment the lip smackingly tropical hops. Expect an all out NZ hoppy riot. 

FV 406: Punk IPA

Punk IPA. Our flagship beer and it is currently in 6 of our tanks at the moment.  With our new brew-house, our hop cannon and our centrifuge now dialled in Punk IPA is tasting as good as it ever has. The only problem we have is trying to make enough of this beer! Expect sparkling tropical hoppiness, a riot of fruitiness, a satisfying biscuit malt base and a re-assuringly bitter bite. 


Mette Marit

This alluring enigma continues to enchant us all. Who is Mette-Marit?

Transfering from oak into tank: Mix Tape

Almost exactly like the mix tapes you used to make when you were 13 to impress the boy or girl you were just a tiny bit too shy to confess your undying love to. Just with a little less angst and a lot more alcohol. Mix tape is a blend of 2 huge oak aged IPAs. 50% of the beer is an amped up, hopped up Belgian Tripel which has been aged in single grain scotch whisky casks for almost 2 years. The other 50% is Triple India Pale Ale which has also been aged in Scotch whisky barrels for close to 2 years. This beer is inspired by the Belgian Monastic brewing tradition and its centuries of heritage, hopped up, amped up with American new wave craft brewing and everything that rocks about Scotch whisky and oak ageing.

Oh and resident artist & long time friend Johanna Basford is designing the artwork for this beer so expect something very special here. 


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Comments (45)

The Garv 30th July, 2013 1:51pm
What about 'Giant Squid Barley Wine: It's Kraken!'HAHAHAHSorry...I'll leave now.
Larze 30th July, 2013 9:54am
The Hop Barley!! - The Marley, sorry sirs, Barley that makes you hop like you were dancing the Gillie Callum.
cjm slobbe 30th July, 2013 8:48am
cereal killer 30th July, 2013 8:33am
Cereal killer
daniele 29th July, 2013 6:20pm
pipes des oros
Monty 29th July, 2013 3:31pm
Karma Barley Flow (a take on a character's name from the children's TV programme Bod)
nicko fuchs 28th July, 2013 2:57pm
&quotAnd Let there be Barley!&quot - Said James
James H 28th July, 2013 2:51pm
I've called one of my homebrews this, but would be more than happy for you to use it: &quotMutual Amnesia Sugar&quot
johnallenisgod 27th July, 2013 3:48pm
Why is there no pictures of John Allen? I.Am.Disappoint.
Rab 27th July, 2013 2:32pm
+1 for barley legal.
mico 27th July, 2013 9:09am
Snake Oil
kasper 27th July, 2013 8:31am
barley swine
Murdo78 26th July, 2013 8:30pm
What about There's Something About Barley? But i also like Big Bad Wolf. Nailed it!
Murdo_78 26th July, 2013 8:26pm
What about There's Something About Barley? But i like Big Bad Wolf too. Nailed it!
phil1973 26th July, 2013 5:51pm
Or KraterTraitor!
phil1973 26th July, 2013 5:08pm
In Ancient Greece barley wine was kept in silver and golden 'kraters'.So for the name I'm thinking TailKrater or KrateJacket or KraterAde or KraterAle?????Basically anything including the word Krater would be cool!!
Adam D 26th July, 2013 4:49pm
&quotIn small country houses with their own breweries was often the job of the Butler to brew the Barley Wine&quotso how about...Fit as a Butlers Dog
Eric 26th July, 2013 4:34pm
Surrealist Manifesto
Paula 26th July, 2013 4:21pm
What about &quotBeowulf&quot, or is that copyrighted? Beowa is linked to an old name for Barley, and it picks up the wolf thing.
jimmyseats 26th July, 2013 3:47pm
Raphaël Gagliano 26th July, 2013 3:34pm
Broadside Barley?
pipinfort 26th July, 2013 3:21pm
How about 'Cereal Killer'..........?
Anton Sporz 26th July, 2013 3:21pm
Sugar Ape
umaddog 26th July, 2013 3:20pm
Joffley 26th July, 2013 3:15pm
The Wine That Shakes the Barley, no?
rdoyle 26th July, 2013 2:56pm
Really looking forward to trying the 8 wired collaboration!Mix tape sounds great. Perhaps it would be interesting to also sell the two individual IPAs so you can see what they bring to the blend?
Bwhite 26th July, 2013 2:36pm
Call it 'The 8th Coallition'. *beer geek fact* - Barley wine became popular in the 18th and 19th centures within the British upper classes because, being consistently at war with France, claret was frowned upon. The coalitions were formed to fight against France (a mixture of allies) and only went up to 7... Welcome to the 8th coallition! I'll stop boring everyone now. As you were.
JulesRS 26th July, 2013 2:29pm
SCUK:ASA .... (Scottish Connection UK:Advertising Standards Authority) 26th July, 2013 2:18pm
All looks great. I'm hoping to keep the number of orders to a minimum (to save on delivery costs) - is there any way of finding out roughly when the beers (that are bottled or near bottling) will be released. Don't want to miss out on those glasses either (although I did just order two from America!)
Mike9 26th July, 2013 1:50pm
Barley LegalKing George the 12th
Asdonald 26th July, 2013 1:45pm
Head for the Hills
Xero 26th July, 2013 1:31pm
Call the Barley wine....... Z Day....(you know) turns you into a crazy Zombie) but your still better then all the other Zombies out there drinking piss water.....something along those lines
Antoine 26th July, 2013 1:23pm
Nobody commented on that fookin' nice IPA glass yet? Want!
tootifruti 26th July, 2013 1:21pm
Wine names:Barley ConsciousWhy wine?
KD 26th July, 2013 1:07pm
Call the barley wine: Beast Mode
Airixen 26th July, 2013 12:53pm
The big bad wolf --Mr Warley Bine--
Stephanos 26th July, 2013 12:12pm
Brutal bastard barley wine?Mixtape sounds fab
Jarman13 26th July, 2013 12:03pm
Where can I get hold of one of those IPA Is Dead glasses?
Karl Karlsson 26th July, 2013 10:53am
Nice one - have you guys done a Belgian Tripel before? Would be interesting to see what that started out like before ageing.
Cara 26th July, 2013 10:47am
Barley wine somehow always makes me think of those robinsons barley water adverts of the 80's with the tennis players, So maybe Grand Slam? Seeing as a scot won wimbledon it seems to fit.
KatieG 26th July, 2013 10:36am
&quotAs of yet this big bad wolf of an American Barley Wine remains unnamed&quot - the description says it all, name it &quotBig Bad Wolf&quot!
Anna x 26th July, 2013 10:30am
All over Mix Tape. Yes please!
KongTheApe 26th July, 2013 10:29am
I think you've already come up with the best name for FV 106: Barley Wine... &quotBig Bad Wolf&quot.
Harry Phillips 26th July, 2013 10:26am
Barmy Wine?
Gary 26th July, 2013 10:25am
Looking forward to DogWired, any more plans to collaborate with brewers from the south? Some awesome things happening in Australia at the moment!