Tag Archives: Edinburgh

BREWDOG ALCOHOL RISEN: Review: Imperial Red Wheat: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #19

After weeks of Scottish beer and Whisky, I wanted wine.  I wanted its complexity, richness, and…er, alcohol.  Brewdog’s first bar in Aberdeen provided the alternative. Each day’s castle/distillery/museum visit had wiped us.  We needed beer stimulation. So every evening we … Continue reading

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BREWDOG UNHOPPED UPMANSHIP: Flying Dog Zero IBU IPA International Arms Race: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #18

We returned to Edinburgh’s BrewDog bar to taste something new: unhopped IPA. A few weeks ago we tried a bottle of BrewDog’s Punk IPA.  It tasted too pretty to be punk.  But its aromatics and herbaceous bitterness, like all IPAs, … Continue reading

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BREWDOG IN EDINBURGH: Beer Review: Alice Porter; Dogma; Libertine Black Ale: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #17

Last week we tried Brewdog Brewery’s lighter, bottled beers.  They ranked well but did not lead to their self-proclaimed beer-volution.  Time to get serious.  This week, we tackle BrewDog’s bar in Edinburgh. To start the day, my wife and I … Continue reading

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BREWDOG BOTTLES REVIEW: 77 Lager; Trashy Blond; 5 A.M. Saint; Punk IPA: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #16

It all began with a dead squirrel. In 2010, I stumbled onto a BBC article.  It highlighted controversy spinning around 55% alcohol, £500 beers from BrewDog brewery.  They called them “The End of History”: a squirrel pelt sheathed each bottle … Continue reading

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AVERAGING.ASPIRATIONS.: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #12

Having dipped a toe in Scottish Whisky Ales, let’s familiarize ourselves with how the Scotts handle and then break the standards. Let’s start with beer that makes water interesting: Lager. This lager spawns from, hold your breath, “Scotland’s most southerly … Continue reading

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