March 30, 2020
Days Since Beercraft Lockdown: Six
With little access to good quality beers and a hankering for a drink in these trying times... I have taken it upon myself to try all the drinks I once loved years ago and to see how my Palate has been spoiled with the likes of verdant, northern monk and Deya. I will also be calling out some of the awful beers and ciders that are out there, that try to pass themselves off as premium brands and how they are ripping us all off with inferior ingredients, chemicals and flavourings.
lets see how much of a pretentious beer and cider twat I have become.
Here we are again still in Lockdown and still hunting out beers in the local supermarché. An action packed weekend with plenty of cleaning and film watching with some well earned beers in the garden. Today's blog post is a two for one featuring beers from Brewdog! A little something extra for this one, if you can guess what film I am referencing in the blog, I'll buy the first 3 people to comment with the correct answer on our Facebook page a drink off our taps when Beercraft reopens! The Little Hand Says It’s Time To Rock And Roll.
Its PUNK IPA! The beer that started off the love for craft beer for so many people! With its bitter hop and light malt flavour this was a break from the generic commercial beers and traditional ales that all pub chains were stocking (and largely still do). This is still a fantastic go to beer and has been regularly voted the top craft beer in the UK. It also shows how craft beer has evolved in the UK over the last few years. Punk IPA would now been seen as a starting point for anyone who wants to start trying something more crafty.
I do still really like this beer and will happily drink it in a pub if nothing else is available. But Punk IPA is a bit like John Lydon, once original and controversial now just out for the money and has sold out to promote items for supermarkets.
Still one of my favourite beers, Elvis Juice, is everything Punk IPA is not. Its smoother, has a more flavour from the hops and malts. plenty of added grapefruit flavour with out the glaring bitterness. Its simply more fun! For me this is a much better stand out beer from Brewdogs core range, perfect for the sunnier BBQ months that are fast approaching...that we will not get to enjoy, always next year.
Brewdog has done wonders for craft beer! With its range of core beers like PUNK and Elvis juice and wacky special beers and its fun bars promoting craft beer up and down the country. Its safe to say a lot of tap rooms craft beer bars would not be open without them! But with the likes of Cloudwater, Northern monk, Deya and Verdant all expanding, experimenting and churning out new exciting beers each month, its safe to say that a lot of small brewery are catching up on Brewdog and taking away once loyal customers.
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