Beer #89 - W/C 7 November 2016
BREWERY // BrewDog require no introduction. In 2007, finding inspiration in the American craft beer movement, Elvis Dickie & Elvis Watt decided to start brewing beer in Aberdeen which was different to pretty much anything else in Britain at the time. Dickie had some experience, having worked at Thornbridge where he helped develop the recipe for the exceptional Jaipur. Fast forward to today and BrewDog are a Worldwide phenomenon with 45 bars and more opening all the time. Their brash attitude and PR stunts (such as changing their names to Elvis & Elvis) certainly get them a lot of press - positive and negative. More important than all that though is the innovative attitude they take to brewing excellent and reliable beer. Recently BrewDog released DIY Dog, a free ebook of recipes for every beer they have brewed to date.
TASTING NOTES // A deadly squid packing a weapon in each of it's 10 (!) tentacles graces the can of this week's beer. We imagine that they represent big hits from the full flavoured ingredients- rye, Magnum, Chinook & Citra hops, Marris Otter & Crystal malts. If you're hoping for a delicate beer, you're going to be disappointed. The rye gives a beautiful red hue to the beer as well as a peppery spiciness which is in contrast to the big, bitter hops. The juicy hops have a range of pine, citrus and tropical fruit flavours. Not forgetting the brown bread, toasted, caramel malt notes. This guy is such a fan, he decided to get a tattoo. You may love Albino Squid Assassin or you may hate it but you definitely can't accuse it of being boring.
BREWERY // BrewDog
BEER // Albino Squid Assassin
STYLE // Red Rye IPA
ORIGIN // Aberdeen, Scotland
ABV // 7.4%
TEMPERATURE // Cool / Cold- 6-10C
FOOD MATCH // Venison Burger. Avocado & Grapefruit Salad. Smoked Cheese. Calamari (obviously).
GLASS // IPA Glass. Tulip