BrewDog has only been around for 3.5 years but in that time has created some of the most memorable beers in modern times. BrewDog is the brainchild of two young Scots who were tired of the mass produced lagers and ales that are common to the UK. In their short tenure they have really challenged the conventional thinking in the industry. Start with their End of the World ale which earlier this year garnered the title of world’s strongest beer (55% ABV) as well as the most expensive at $770 per bottle. To add to the character of this beer it was also packaged in road kill, to be exact, either a squirrel or weasel. The beer was a blond Belgian ale infused with nettles from the Scottish Highlands and Fresh juniper berries. It was a limited run of only 11 bottles and was sold in short order, and at present there is no indication of another run. They are also the creators of another strong beer called Tactical Nuclear Penguin. This beer is a Ÿber-imperial stout and has a 32% ABV. Now they claim that no penguins were harmed in the making of this beer but I’m not sure PETA has had a chance to confirm this.
Just recently they have announced their next limited edition seasonal called Alice Porter. Alice Porter is a 6.2% ABV Porter with dark malts, vanilla and a blend of English and Japanese hops. The run will be from January through March of 2011 and will sell for $3.65 per bottle. In their own words “BrewDog is about breaking rules, taking risks, upsetting trends, unsettling institutions but first and foremost, great tasting beers”. Based on that philosophy it sounds like a beer I have to try, mine is already on order. If you’d like to learn more about BrewDog you can check them out here.