BrewDog Bar Takeover!

Yesterday I visited the Beer Temple. Again. A guy from BrewDog came to do a bar takeover. That means as much as they are there and encourage everyone to drink BrewDog beers. I was told that James Watt would be there but in the end he changed places with Mark, from the BrewDog Bar in Aberdeen.

He did a short talk on the history and near future of BrewDog and then we were off!

I tried (in no specific order):

Punk IPA

Hardcore IPA

5AM Saint

Rip Tide
Mocha and light chocolate tones at first, but it opens up gradually to allow for more robust malty flavours. Nice one.

3 stars

Sunk Punk
Apparently there is some sea salt and sea weed in the beer, but I didn’t really pick up on that. A minor hint at first but after that a slightly dry, tea-ish IPA. Not bad, but not incredibly special either. Wicked label though!

3 stars

Of course, I also tried some non-BrewDog beers:

Nogne Ø Citra Single Hop IPA
Slightly like minerals, or slate but with barley and cereal. Quite a light and crisp hoppiness with some soft spices. I even got some red fruit in the end.

5 stars

Mikkeller Black 2011
This did me in. A 17.5% ABV Imperial Stout which has some serious kick to it. Burnt cocoa and coffee. Strong, dry and roasted malt. Loved this one!

5 stars


About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm very interested in booze, with a focus on whisky. I like to listen to loads of music and play lots of Magic: the Gathering, and board games too. I'm married to Anneke, have two daughters Ot and Cato, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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1 Response to BrewDog Bar Takeover!

  1. Billy Abbott says:

    I’ve got a post about the Sunk Punk in the process of being written (well, I’ve taken a photo and drunk a bottle, anyway…) and I think I got some saltiness along with some very green hoppy flavours (and definitely some tea), but that could just be the power of suggestion…

    The label is excellent though – it’s by Johanna Basford ( who makes very pretty pictures.

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