Marketed as beer for punks, Scotland-based BrewDog has been conjuring up innovative new hardcore beers since early 2007. And now, you can down their hardcore brews with company at their recently opened series of bars throughout Scotland (of course) launched as a ‘focal point for the craft beer proletariat’.
Shopping for prescription drugs and cheap beer just got a little easier! Walgreens drugstores just launched their own canned brew, which is now available in about half of their 7,655 stores across the US. At just 50 cents a can and $2.99 for a 6-pack (that’s right!) it just got a whole lot cheaper to drink your sorrows away. That’s at least half as expensive as most bottled waters (is that even ethical?). In fact, we think it’s cheaper than not drinking at all.
It’s one thing to sell beer in preserved animal carcasses, but how about selling beer to preserve animals? Well, that’s exactly what Australian Nail Brewing Company is doing with their new limited edition Antarctic Nail Ale. This brewery has teamed up with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as they campaign to prevent the illegal hunting of whales in the Antarctic sanctuary.
What do you get when two of Europe’s most rock ‘n roll brewers — Denmark’s Mikkeller and Scotland’s BrewDog — come together in a blended beer fantasy? The answer is a brilliant, hoppy-filled creation lovingly titled, I Hardcore You. A 9.5% Imperial India Pale Ale, I Hardcore You is a ‘hop bomb’. To make it, the already hoppy I Beat yoU from Mikkeller was fused together with BrewDog’s Hardcore IPA, then dry hopped twice and then again, and maybe once or twice more.
Shmaltz Brewing Company has been brewing beers with some serious chutzpah since 1996. In a sassy series of brews they like to call He’Brew: The Chosen Beers, Shmatlz Brewing presents cheeky bottles with seriously fresh flavours, such as the Origin Pomegranate Ale, Messiah Bold, Genesis Ale and the famous seasonally-released Rejewvenator.
Peanut butter and jelly. Ben and Jerry. Beer and music. In the case of some partnerships, the whole is certainly greater than the sum of its parts. And thanks to the Philadelphia-based makers of Tuned Pale Ale, partaking in the time-honored combination of tunes and booze is about to get easier.
For top quality it’s always best to go to the source, and that’s why the Mountain Goat Brewery in Melbourne’s Richmond is a gem. The bar is actually in the brewery, the selection is extensive, and there’s something enriching about downing the product surrounded by the means of production. The bar staff are some of […]