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Day 3 BrewDog Manchester

So we started the evening off with the Beer School with 2 of the bar staff, we went through 6 beers (3 from Brewdog and 3 others) and had a meat+cheese platter to take away they alcahol half way through.

The first 3 beers from BrewDog we tasted from tap:
* Dead Pony Club
* Punk IPA
* IPA is Dead Sorachie Ace

Followed by these 3 from bottle:
* Schneider Weiss Hopfen Weiss
* Hitachino Nipponia
* Mikkeller To From

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

At the end we got a surprise extra beer, BrewDog I Hardcore You from tap, a blend of Mikkellers I Beat You and BrewDog Hardcore IPA.

I wont go to much more into the tastings as some new friends we met there has a blog and already has a nice post about it here: http://ginfuelledbluestocking.blogspot.no/2012/06/beer-fuelled-bluestocking.html

We sat a few hours after with them and tryed a few more from BrewDog.
First off was BrewDog Lost Abbey Lost Dog, its a rum barrel aged imperial porter at 11.5%. Liquorice and chocolate are the main flavors i got from it, highly recommend trying it.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Next was the Brewdog Paradox Jura, a imperial stout matured 9 months in Jura Whisky casks with 15% abv. It has a really nice chocolate and whisky flavors to it, and not the heavy peaty one, but more of a sweet flavor. Another winner in my book.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Marita and me finished the night with one of BrewDogs more popular beers in the bar, a Tactical Nuclear Penguin 32% abv. and at the time it was first released, the strongest beer in the world. According to the bar staff its a popular one, some people come into the pub just to say they have tryed it.
Its made from the Tokyo beer they sell, probably one of the reasons i liked it so much, i was expecting a strong taste, heavy on the alcahol side, what i got was chocolate and cranberries, a full bottle to my disposal would be dangerous, luckily it costs £6 for the glass shown.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Being the last night in Manchester we had to get some BrewDog goods to take home, i took home
* a 2L Growler (that you can get filled at the bar)
* BrewDog Abstrakt 09
* An Abstrakt glass and 2 others (the abstrakt one was the important one)
* Brewdog Dog-A (Brewdogs very limited edition 5th anniversary beer)
* 2 t-shirts
* a temporary tattoo

My name is Ingrid made the picture just because she was lonely sitting on my shelf so long by itself 🙂

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Don’t ask how much i spent that night, i wont tell you! 🙂


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Day 2 at Brewdog Manchester

Started the night of with a gigantic steak at the Smoak Bar and Grill. I went for the 400g Rump, was surprised to find they restaurant had some alternatives to the industrial beers, so Meantime Pale Ale accompanied the steak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After a long walk down to the BrewDog pub i started with an Abstrakt 08, a bit on the expensive side, but i figured i’m on vacation and from previous experience the Abstrakt beers are really good. Plus one of the Bar staff recommended it, as it being one of his favorites.

I have never heard of nor seen a beer like this one, a White Stout. I could never get my head around the taste and the color of the beer didn’t match. It tastes like a good stout, but looks like an IPA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next up was a BrewDog Tokyo, a 18.2% oak aged stout is a beer inspired by a 1980’s Space Invaders Arcade Game played in Japan’s captial. First thought was how much alcahol am i going to taste? Answer, almost none, it was dominated by the cranberry, jasmine and chocolate malts.

Has to be one of the best stouts i have ever tasted.

From what i hear its the beer they use to make the 32% Tactical Nuclear Penguin, but thats for another night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the way out we noticed this sign on the wall, naturally we signed up.


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BrewDog Manchester

Right, got back home from the Manchester trip yesterday after lots of beer, Springsteen and good food.

Have to share a bit from the BrewDog pub especially, since we spent so much time there.

Day 1:

So first i had a Mr Squirell, a Black Lager, and normally i’m not too big of a fan of Lagers (even black) but this one was interesting. Its brewed by BrewDog but doesn’t have the BrewDog logo on the bottle, not really sure the story behind it.

 

 

 

 

 

It has an interesting read on the back on what made this beer so interesting:

 

 

 

 

 

Next up was a Mikkeller Nelson Sauvin Single Hop IPA. If you know me you know I love Mikkeller beers, and this one is among my favorites. I could drink it all night long, perfectly sweet and bitter, i can’t wait to brew with the 200g of the Nelson Sauvin hops pellets i have in the fridge!

 

 

 

 

 

For dinner we had some burgers from the bar, i had a Milwaukee Burger. “The lovechild of a German bratwurst and a Danish hot dog. Fennel-studded pork mince, sauerkraut, Zeitgeist mustard sauce, pickles, smoked cheddar, and crispy fried onions.” Needless to say it was amazing, if only i had room for another one.

 

 

 

 

 

And to finish the night off i had an “Evil Twin Brewing Without You I’m Nothing”. The 2nd sour beer i’ve had so far, the first being the Mikkeller Sur Munk. Still not sure what to make of the sour beers, but they are growing on me, and I would definitely recommend trying one of the 2 I mentioned.