Scotland’s largest independent brewery Brew Dog is on fire with a raft of amazing artisan beers that I just love. They consider themselves about breaking rules, taking risks, upsetting trends, unsettling institutions but first and foremost, great tasting beers. And I have to agree. My favourite of their range is their Punk IPA, an American style IPA with an orange / citrus bite to it. All the flavours are right and I could happily drink this all day long. If you haven’t already – get a bottle and check it out, it’s British and it is lovely.

In their words – Punk IPA:

“Post modern classic pale ale. This 5.6% trans-atlantic fusion IPA is light golden in colour with tropical fruits and light caramel on the nose. The palate soon becomes assertive and resinous with the New Zealand hops balanced by the biscuit malt. The finish is aggressive and dry with the hops emerging over the warming alcohol. This fresh, full flavour natural beer is our tribute to the classic IPAs of yester-year. The post modern twist is the addition of amazing fruity hops giving an explosion of tropical fruit flavours and a sharp bitter finish. This beer is not cool. You may think it is, but that is just a beautiful lie fabricated by clowns and gypsies.”

“This 5.6% trans-atlantic fusion IPA is light golden in colour with tropical fruits and light caramel on the nose. The palate soon becomes assertive and resinous with the New Zealand hops balanced by the biscuit malt. The finish is aggressive and dry with the hops emerging over the warming alcohol. This fresh, full flavour natural beer is our tribute to the classic IPAs of yester-year. The post modern twist is the addition of amazing fruity hops giving an explosion of tropical fruit flavours and a sharp bitter finish”

Started in 2007 Martin and James Brew Dog, both only 24 at the time, leased a building, got some scary bank loans, spent all their money on stainless steel and started making some hardcore beers. And I love them for it. Recently Brew Dog have opened their own bar in Camden, making 4 around the country and I can’t wait to try one out.

www.brewdog.com

BrewDog plc.
Unit 1, Kessock Workshops
Fraserburgh, AB43 8UE
t: +44 (0) 1346 519 009
For all sales enquiries: james@brewdog.com

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