PUNK IPA BEER MAKING KITS
Love Punk? Why not brew it yourself?
Recreating the work of others in the comfort of our homes is something that we do far more than we actually realise. Every time we open a recipe book, for instance, it is to replicate the labours of a particular chef (and to a lesser extent, the food stylist – not that it ever ends up looking like the picture). It’s why these semi-prepared ‘Cook Range’ meals are so popular – you feel like it’s you rattling the pans in 40°C heat and shouting “Oui Chef” at an angry twenty-stone man from Barnsley. Having the chance to feel like you’re in the moment is why we enjoy home cooking.
It’s not just food, of course – every time you pull out the Bradley Wiggins cycling gear, or flick on Whitney Houston and reach for the hairbrush, you are consciously portraying the work of someone else. And that is one of the more under-rated reasons why people choose to homebrew. Sure, it’s a great way to get some beer into your house, and learn more about the beer-making process – but fundamentally, at its basest level, it lets you ‘go pro’ for the day and pretend you’ve got your own brewery.
And we’ve teamed up with the Brooklyn Brew Shop to make it that bit more genuine.
We feel a big affinity with homebrewers here at BrewDog – many of our team started out that way, after all. So we thought it would be great to join forces with the homebrewing advocates at BBS and create a cool, re-usable kit to recreate our flagship Punk IPA in your very own home. Contained within, all the key brewing equipment you’ll need alongside the recipe and ingredients (our bespoke Punk IPA malt bill, signature hops and yeast). All you need to add is a large pot, funnel and strainer, and then a bottle capper and some empty Punk IPA bottles! But then, chances are you have a few of those lying around already.
The kit is easy to use, and after your brewday – at which you’ll have full musical clearance over which brewtunes to rock to – in about fourteen days you’ll have a gallon (just under four litres) of fresh, faithfully-replicated Punk IPA. As the experts at the Brooklyn Brew Shop say – “…if you can make oatmeal, you can make beer. Brewing a batch of beer is really no different than cooking dinner from a recipe. It just takes a little more patience.” They also have a full video timeline on their site detailing what to do when, during the entire process.
If you’re an experienced homebrewer, as the Punk recipe has been scaled down exactly, the kit provides a chance to get your teeth into our IPA; recreate it faithfully, or add a twist – it’s up to you. Everything included is totally reusable, and the ingredients pack will soon be added to Brooklyn Brew Shop’s refill section. The Punk IPA Beer Making Kit costs £40 and will be available to buy in all BrewDog bars, BottleDog, and via this link to our online shop. The kit will also be available to order direct from Brooklyn Brew Shop’s online shop, with international shipping.
If you’ve never homebrewed before, why not give it a go? We started with Punk – you could too.