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Beer Hounds…

…Sniffing out Beer for Punks

Launched in 2007 by James Watt and Martin Dickie, Scotland’s largest independent brewery, BrewDog, takes a somewhat unique stance in the UK brewing industry concentrating on carefully crafting what they label “Beer for Punks”. ┬áThese eclectic concoctions use only the finest natural ingredients and no artificial preservatives, additives or pastuerisation. ┬áThe beers are usually amazingly hoppy, often very strong (frequently around 10% ABV and, in the case of “Sink the Bismarck”, brewed in a friendly rivalry with a German brewer to claim the title of strongest beer in the world, a whopping 41% ABV) but all are taste sensations designed to put a rocket up the backside of the mainstream companies selling unimaginative, characterless, chemical rubbish. Continue reading