#Mashtag Day 4: The Twist

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#Mashtag Day 4: The Twist

*As of 6pm today we have closed voting and are accepting submissions to be shortlisted for tomorrows Mashtag finale - deciding on the name of the beer! Leave you suggestions in the comments below, and the three top names will be shortlisted for everyone to vote on tomorrow. Happy brain storming scamps!*


The votes are in. They have been counted, double counted and many bribes have been turned down in the name of true democracy.

And #Mashtag Day 3 winner is........................ New Zealand Hops. By a mile!

New Zealand Hops 52%

English Hops 26%

American Hops 22%


Here is how MashTag Works:

Every day this week we will post a blog at 12 noon offering you 3 options for various elements of the brew. You cast your votes on twitter, on facebook or on our blog.

Monday - Beer Style - decided as Brown Ale.

Tuesday - Malt Bill & ABV - decided as American Brown Ale at 7.5% ABV

Wednesday - Hops & IBU - decided as New Zealand Hops and 95 IBU

Thursday - Special Twist

Friday - Name

Dry Hopped

Not just dry hopped. Crazy, borderline institutionally insane dry hopped. Here we will do what we do best. Fire up the hop cannon, locked and loaded with loads of awesome hops and dry hop this beer to hell, South Dakota, New Delhi and back. We would make this our most dry hopped beer ever and fire a ridiculous amount of hops into this American Brown Ale resulting in a riot of hop flavour and hop aroma on this beer. Extreme hop heads need only apply.

Hazelnuts and Oak Chips

This option would see us look to capitalize on the great malty flavours inherent in the American Brown Ale we will brew. The hazelnuts which will be added at the end of the boil and after fermentation will draw out the nuttiness of the speciality malts we are using. I have heard on the grapevine craft beer loving squirrels are already excited about this. The oak chips will be added to the beer post fermentation to infuse a toasty, encapsulating complexity made up of vanilla, marshmallows and honey.

Hefeweizen Yeast

This option would see us ditch the conventional American ale yeast normally used in the style and instead ferment it with hefeweizen yeast typically used in German wheat beers. This fermentation will infuse an assertive banana, clove and estery character into the beer and even notes of bubble-gum. Sweeter, rounder, softer with a fluffier mouth-feel. At least until the hops kick in that is. This yeast should also accentuate the spiciness of the hops. georgehefe_620Remember votes close at 1800 GMT today, let us know what you want the twist to be and tomorrow we will announce the winner and give you options for the twist.

Happy voting scamps!

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Comments (113)

AndyPlum 29th March, 2013 11:10am
Hazelnuts + Oaks Chips please!
chris.john.moss@gmail.com 29th March, 2013 10:29am
Dry hopped!
123 29th March, 2013 2:35am
Hefeweizen Yeast !!!
iDrink 29th March, 2013 1:11am
shasmo 28th March, 2013 11:54pm
As its easter etc I think you should call it after the messiah .... Brian
Chris H 28th March, 2013 11:13pm
Hefeweizen yeast
Damo 28th March, 2013 10:14pm
Gotta be dry hopped!
BeerHawk 28th March, 2013 10:05pm
Hoping to be blown away by this American/NZ brew - how about "pacific zephyr"?
reggyman52 28th March, 2013 9:56pm
Dry Hopped!
Arnis 28th March, 2013 9:43pm
Nuts'n'Oak please
sciencefish 28th March, 2013 9:20pm
Hefeweizen Yeast
Alex15 28th March, 2013 7:56pm
Nuts & chips please!
tops 28th March, 2013 7:37pm
"Beige Buster"
colorado 28th March, 2013 7:27pm
dry hop
Paula 28th March, 2013 7:27pm
Nuts please!
Thom 28th March, 2013 7:13pm
Hazelnuts and oak chips
MacMoney 28th March, 2013 6:33pm
Hazelnuts and oak chips.Not because I'm crazy about either (in this context at least, hazelnuts I'm crazy about in general) (both are a bit overused, hazelnuts especially in this [brown ale] context), but it's the best option out of these three.
culo 28th March, 2013 6:19pm
hefe weizen
CBW 28th March, 2013 5:57pm
Dry hop it man
discoalla 28th March, 2013 5:40pm
Hazelnuts and oak chips
Sylvain 28th March, 2013 5:23pm
Hazelnuts and Oak Chips
owlie 28th March, 2013 5:23pm
Hefeweizen yeast
CUSA 28th March, 2013 5:04pm
Hefeweizen yeast.
andcam 28th March, 2013 5:03pm
Hazelnuts and Oak Chips
Luc 28th March, 2013 4:56pm
Hazelnut and Oak!
webster 28th March, 2013 4:32pm
Nuts & Oak it is for me!
Phil901 28th March, 2013 4:28pm
Why have a cannon and not use it!!Extreme Dry Hopping is what Brewdog does best
prc 28th March, 2013 4:16pm
Hazelnut and Oakchips sounds very nutty and nice
capngokey 28th March, 2013 4:12pm
Hefeweizen yeast
Hh 28th March, 2013 4:12pm
Hefewizen yeast
oyvindgg 28th March, 2013 4:09pm
Hefeweizen! Aventinus-style.
Immy 28th March, 2013 4:00pm
Hazlenut and Oak please!Toughest choice so far, Dry Hopped sounds lovely too!
cho 28th March, 2013 3:55pm
Hefeweizen yeast
Philuren 28th March, 2013 3:51pm
Dry Hopped please
monkey 28th March, 2013 3:49pm
dry hopped please
Mats 28th March, 2013 3:35pm
Hazelnuts & Oak chips
BrewDogSarah 28th March, 2013 3:10pm
I vote for hazelnuts. Even though I'm slightly allergic. Who cares about a puffy face when your mouth is full of amazing beer?!
Gabber 28th March, 2013 3:08pm
Hazelnuts and Oak Chips!
Krissie J 28th March, 2013 2:49pm
Going crazy here and voting for nuts & oak. ;)
Timburr 28th March, 2013 2:48pm
Dry hopped
stoms 28th March, 2013 2:46pm
Hazelnuts and Oak Chips
hamiltd 28th March, 2013 2:37pm
Dry hopped.
Clarisse 28th March, 2013 2:20pm
Hazelnuts & Oak chips please!
Kirkio 28th March, 2013 2:20pm
Nuts and Oak!
Greken 28th March, 2013 2:19pm
Hefeweizen yeast
Tez 28th March, 2013 2:16pm
Dry hopped
I Hamzah 28th March, 2013 2:14pm
Hazelnuts and oak chips, man!
Clark 28th March, 2013 2:11pm
Dry Hopped, but also use Sorachi Ace and American hops, just to give it another funny twist.
L Birch 28th March, 2013 2:09pm
Hazelnuts and Oak chips!anyone who says otherwise is wrong and their vote should be discarded :)
Daniel Sweden 28th March, 2013 2:05pm
Hazelnuts and Oak Chips sounds nice
katieg 28th March, 2013 2:04pm
All 3! Hmm. But if it has to be one, Hefeweizen Yeast.
Göte 28th March, 2013 2:00pm
Hefeweizen Yeast Plz
dungc 28th March, 2013 1:53pm
Hefeweizen yeast!!
Tommy 28th March, 2013 1:50pm
Got to be dry hopped
midikey 28th March, 2013 1:39pm
Hefeweizen Yeast!seems like extremely hoppy dunkel weizenbock.
fannyh 28th March, 2013 1:38pm
Nuts + oak !
Saetia 28th March, 2013 1:36pm
Hefeweizen Yeast
Nick g 28th March, 2013 1:31pm
Nuts and oak
chris r 28th March, 2013 1:30pm
dry hopped!
sheldon 28th March, 2013 1:29pm
Göte 28th March, 2013 1:23pm
Hefeweizen Yeast Plz
Jul 28th March, 2013 1:20pm
Dry Hopped
Pj 28th March, 2013 1:20pm
Hazelnuts and Oak
Parkside Pete 28th March, 2013 1:19pm
Hazelnuts and oak chips, definitely.
Degmau5 28th March, 2013 1:18pm
Hazelnuts and Oaks Chips
Emacious D 28th March, 2013 1:13pm
Nuts and oak
jbrewth 28th March, 2013 1:13pm
Dry hopped
Cape Town 28th March, 2013 1:13pm
Nuts and Oak
Jasondpd 28th March, 2013 1:12pm
Dry Hopped!
rdoyle 28th March, 2013 1:08pm
I think it has to the the Hazelnuts and Oak Chips!
AleBeHonest 28th March, 2013 1:06pm
Nuts & Oak Chips it has to be. This beer will be amazing.
CMRL 28th March, 2013 1:06pm
Dry hopped
SourSalty 28th March, 2013 1:04pm
Wow, tough one.. Dry hopped!
Don 28th March, 2013 1:04pm
Hazelnuts & oak chips.
baldysteve 28th March, 2013 1:03pm
Got to be hazelnuts and oak chips for me I reckon.
brew 1 28th March, 2013 1:02pm
cannon dry hopped!
wee_designer 28th March, 2013 1:01pm
Hazelnut & Oak Chips
Rab 28th March, 2013 12:49pm
Bieringer 28th March, 2013 12:48pm
Dry Hopping
Bob1234 28th March, 2013 12:46pm
Hazelnuts and Oaks Chips
Mark C 28th March, 2013 12:45pm
So, it's going to be an American Brown Ale brewed with discernible American ingredients! I'll vote for dry-hopping as you've actually not specified which hops will be used in the vain hope that some will be American...
ellab19 28th March, 2013 12:45pm
Really tough choice today!!!I think I'll go for Hazelnuts and Oak Chips.
Puzzler 28th March, 2013 12:44pm
Nuts.A brown ale tasting of fruit and nut sounds intriguing.
Wallachia Brewery 28th March, 2013 12:44pm
Dry hopped to hell!!!!!
baritoned 28th March, 2013 12:44pm
Hefeweizen yeast.feels like a crime not to be voting for dry hopping
mbelohorka 28th March, 2013 12:42pm
All of them sounds great, but Hefeweizen Yeast must be the most interesting combination
Stephanos 28th March, 2013 12:36pm
has to be dry hopped, ram that kiwi flavour in there
Young 28th March, 2013 12:33pm
Most dryhopped brewdog beer ever? and with NZ hops at that? I really can't say no to that.Dry Hopped it is
Lisa Hughes 28th March, 2013 12:28pm
Hefeweizen yeast please!!
Stevepage405 28th March, 2013 12:25pm
Nuts and oak chips. Boom.
TheCraftyBugger 28th March, 2013 12:25pm
I'll got for Hazelnuts and Oak Chips
Pete 28th March, 2013 12:25pm
Hefeweizen Yeast please
EccyEccyPtang 28th March, 2013 12:25pm
Nuts and Chips, Squirrels Unite!
hystrix cristata 28th March, 2013 12:24pm
Hefenweizen yeast!!!!
JamesO 28th March, 2013 12:22pm
CS 28th March, 2013 12:21pm
Brock 28th March, 2013 12:21pm
Hefe yeast! Sounds terrible but I would like to see you guys make it taste good
James H 28th March, 2013 12:20pm
Hefeweizen yeast
Gemita 28th March, 2013 12:20pm
Doktorb 28th March, 2013 12:19pm
Dry hopped for me too pls
toninus 28th March, 2013 12:19pm
I'm not sure that hazelnuts will suits 95 IBUs of NZ hops well, so I'd say dry hopping !
AB 28th March, 2013 12:17pm
Hazelnuts and oak chips, I reckon. Complexity is key.
Mac Boggerson 28th March, 2013 12:16pm
dry hopped
J.bax 28th March, 2013 12:14pm
Hazel nuts and oak chips for definite
Tery 28th March, 2013 12:14pm
Ron Blue 28th March, 2013 12:13pm
Hefeweizen Yeast!
Jonny 28th March, 2013 12:12pm
Hazelnuts and Oak Chips!
vogod 28th March, 2013 12:12pm
Nuts & Oak.
Czik 28th March, 2013 12:10pm
Hefeweizen yeast would be the most interesting.
undefined 28th March, 2013 12:09pm
Hefeweizen yeast!
InPivoVeritas 28th March, 2013 12:09pm
Dry Hopped!
alec wallace 28th March, 2013 12:03pm
hefe yeast please
Mf 28th March, 2013 12:03pm
Dry Hopped