Looks like Europe is getting into “devastatingly fresh” IPAs like their drinking buddies, America.
Brewdog is releasing a new IPA called Brewdog Born to Die, inspired by Stone’s Enjoy By IPA series. Stone’s edition is meant to be bottled, shipped and consumed within a 40 day window.
Brewdog’s version is intended to be consumed as fast as you get your hands on it as well. But then again, isn’t that all IPAs?
Hops: Amarillo, Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra
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The beer has yet to be named. No mention of any kegs coming to the United States at this time.
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Scottish craft brewery, Brewdog, has started another round of crowdfunding you’ve come to know as Equity for Punks. The money from this round of funding will go to building a Brewdog Hotel in Ellon, Scotland.
Brewdog Hotel won’t just have rooms, but rooms with a beer on tap. Nearby is a Brewdog brewing facility. Ellon is a little rural, and the hotel combined with the brewery aims to be a boost to the Ellon economy.
Scottish craft brewer, Brewdog, might be eyeing a United States production location.
Stone Brewing Co. announced late last year that the brewery would build an east coast facility in Richmond, Virginia. Brewery co-founder Greg Koch mentioned on the brewery’s Facebook page that Brewdog could potentially build stateside. Furthermore, Stone would be interested in making connections with governments and officials not only in Richmond, Virginia but other cities on behalf of Brewdog.
Dear Columbus, Ohio & Norfolk, Virginia –
Our good friends at Scotland’s BrewDog are potentially looking for a U.S. spot to locate a production facility, tasting room…and perhaps even a restaurant. I told them that I’d be more than happy to make an introduction to the good folks at the other two “Top 3” locations we considered (ultimately we chose Richmond, Virginia, as you all know). Of course, we’ll make direct introductions between James Watt at BrewDog and the governmental officials of your two fine cities, and let you take any possible discussions from there. We really value the relationships we have built, and are more than happy to help connect some dots with our friends at BrewDog.
Cheers | Greg Koch, CEO & Co-founder, Stone Brewing Co.
Brewdog owns a production facility, and 26 bars/bottle shops in the United Kingdom and beyond.
Brewdog doesn’t give a shit. In probably the best of ways. Today the Scottish brewery issued a formal apology to The Portman Group.
Backstory for the United States readers – The Portman Group was founded in 1989 by a leading group of alcohol producers in the United Kingdom. Bascially, the group sets standards for booze advertising and warns of the dangers of alcohol and it’s overuse.
Brewdog’s apology comes on the heels of the marketing behind a recent release – Dead Pony Club. The Portman Group deemed the packaging for the 3.8% ABV pale ale encourages “anti-social behaviour and rapid drinking”. To which Brewdog apologized in true Brewdog fashion.
“On behalf of BrewDog PLC and its 14,691 individual shareholders, I would like to issue a formal apology to the Portman Group for not giving a shit about today’s ruling. Indeed, we are sorry for never giving a shit about anything the Portman Group has to say, and treating all of its statements with callous indifference and nonchalance.”
The Portman Group took objection to the phrase on the label “rip it up down empty streets” as this promotes anti-social behavior, binge drinking, and public endangerment?
Brewery co-founder James Watt sums it up well (besides not giving a shit) with – #SorryNotSorry
Oskar Blues (Colorado & North Carolina) recently collaborated abroad with Scottish craft brewer Brewdog. The duo brewed a boozy barleywine that clocks in at 10.5% ABV. The beer is aggressive; a beer “for people who enjoy nonsense and walking on tightropes.”
This is available in Brewdog’s shop if you want bottles stateside.
Hops: Chinook, Cascade, Citra
Malts: Extra Pale, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate
Availability: 12oz bottles