22 October 2014

#collabfest2014



We are very excited to announce that we are taking part in Brewdog's #collabfest2014. This is an event which sees every one of Brewdog's British bars teaming up with a local brewery of their choice to brew a unique beer. All 16 beers will then be available on draught in all bars this Saturday evening, the 25th October.


An easy day for Adam.
 The team from the Newcastle bar on Dean Street came down to the brewery last month to brew a 6.5% US hopped amber ale with apricots and honey. It was a great day, the Brewdog staff got fully involved with the brew, including digging out the substantial amount of spent grain needed for such a strong beer. The beer is hopped with El Dorado, a relatively new breed of American hop which has a subtle bitterness and flavours which enhance the apricots. This bitterness is balanced with bucket loads of honey which blends seamlessly with the fruit, resulting in a complex flavour which unwinds as you drink the beer. The beer is cheekily named Amba Necta, spelt so as to avoid certain copyright infringements!


For a truly unique twist, we also put in a small amount of honey taken from our Sam's family beehives. After an eventful first year of bee-keeping, Sam's dad managed to take the first crop of honey from the hives just days before the beer was brewed, and it is some seriously tasty.

Busy bees.
Sam and his dad inspecting the bees.
We will be at Brewdog's Newcastle bar this Saturday evening from around 4pm, and will be hosting a tasting of the beer at 6pm. We are in esteemed company, with the very best breweries from across the UK also being involved in the event, it'll be an evening for giving your taste buds a workout.