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Tell me your thoughts on it. I plan to frequent it as soon as possible.
Want a Punk IPA pretty bad.
...not bad - barman was very knowledgable/helpful when it came to recommending and sampling beers. Tried their 32% beer which was unusual. They were out of the 41%. Bit pricey but they are serving up a specialist product. Toilets ridiculously small.
I do like a challenge.
But if they're a match for the ones up here then they'll be grand.
And if you see an offer price for one of their tasting sessions, they can be quite fun, too (probs a bit overpriced if you're paying full whack, though).
Make mine a 5AM Saint, ta.
it was home of The Laurel Tree pub, which was famous during Britpop and where Blow Up club used to be. now there's flats above it.
Why are the labels so shit looking?
I don't like the labels on the bottle. It doesn't look like a specialist product and feels a bit budget.
It's about GOOD, SIMPLE, QUALITY beer which is how all beer should be (this is what they say, not me). It's meant to be anti-poncey I guess.
"BrewDog’s beers are the epitome of pure punk. We brew uncompromising, bold and irreverent beer, beer with a soul and a purpose.
Our approach has the same contempt of the mass beer market that the old-school punks had for pop-culture."
An overly slick poncey label wouldn't really back that message up.
i would so go
they brewed one beer by pouring it into a used whiskey cask, sealing it up, and anchoring it to the bottom of the north sea for a while, just 'cause they could
or the time they made a 41% content brew just 'cause someone else had made a 40%, and they could
...there are plenty of independent breweries up and down the land, HUNDREDS of them, who brew the same sort of beer (i.e. bold and uncompromising) as them without spurting all of that bullshit about it. Who the fuck do they think they are?
I'll stick them on the brands to avoid list for sure...
You could argue they're making craft beer for people who don't know craft beer.
BUT it is quite tasty.
brightonb is being indie about beers down there, go get angry with him
which makes people aware of them, which makes people buy their beer, which makes them have money to turn into more beer, which means they can go round the cycle again
Which is why they're expanding at a good pace and not just another one of hundreds of independent brewers making the odd good beer
They've made about 3 beers that haven't knocked my socks off. They know their shit and aren't afraid to shout about it. It's refreshing compared to a market that primarily trades on the brand over the beer.
That ain't gonna win me over though. Word of mouth and sampling what's on in whatever pub I'm in is what leads me down the golden paths of ale-dom, not some horseshit marketing nonsense about ale being punk or whatever.
I think I had a pint of the stuff once in the Island Queen and didn't think too much of it. I'll sample all of their ales before writing them off mind - if I'm in flavour country, I'll overlook their corporate crassness.
I'll quite happily down a Fosters top in a Walkabout. Just like the few BrewDog beers I've had and would like to drink them in a pub.
sorry I'm too punk to know what that is
one of 'em was studying brewing at uni. the other: law.
but if the beer's good, i'm not that fussed. and the beer /is/ good.
Summerwine Brewery are also pretty amazing
There's going to be some fucking great beer brewed in the UK this year :)
You feel like an utter middle-class cunt when you're there (sat on old church pews? Beneath the railway arches? Considering buying a plate of charcuterie from the guys next door?), but they do some amazing porters.
but if you're sitting in a wetherspoons, chances are you'll have a better choice of ales than the average pub
pub+ale > brewdog > spoons+ale > park+fosters
based in Kelso in the Scottish borders.
They do lots of forward-thinking beers, had an amazing coffee porter by them last weekend.
The cheeseboards are perfect, and the guest bottle list is about 100 strong. Downstairs is pretty cute too.
This place is getting burnt down next time Im in london
before anyone puts out a hit on me
will report back...likely with big hangover.
Ben & Jerry's
And I'll tell you if you were right or not.
Buy an Innocent Smoothie ehwhat. Drink it. It's nice. Fruity. Yum. THEN READ THE LABEL
Ben & Jerry's
but it should really be presented as
innocent >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> b&j's > brewdog
one of them
JD gets a free pass in my book.
Wasn't bad, better than most Camden pubs as it wasn't full of knobs. Had the 2.8% which was really good.
Burger was ok too!
just to say i've been and got horribly drunk in all of them in the uk.
Lots and lots of annoying punk/anti corporate guff on there. I'll stick to the Southampton Arms on Highgate Road if I'm in that neck of the woods. That's where you buy real beer.
It was the saddest thing I ever did saw
just as me and my Mum were about to start eating.
It was the saddest thing ANYONE ever saw.
It can get a bit claustrophobic in there and the windows get steamed up which is a bit minging so if there isn't air ventilation by summer it's going to be horrific (speaking as someone who books probably the hottest venue in Camden).
I haven't much veered from Punk IPA.
Staff seem nice.
Not as many beards in there as I was expecting.
I was at the launch night with someone 38 and a bit weeks pregnant, that was a bit nerve-wracking.
Try Dogma. I encourage everyone to try Dogma.
You can buy their branded glasses. £3 for a pint glass, £5 for a half pint. Wut?