There’s never a dull moment in our constantly-buzzing brewhouse, so it’s always fun to dive in to the hive of activity and see what our amazing brewteam have been up to. As it turns out on this occasion - brand new beers, returning favourites and firstly, one very special group effort…


Deschutes Collaboration

Whenever visiting brewers come to town we love letting them run riot with our brewteam on whatever madcap beer takes their fancy. This week, the guys from the incredible Deschutes Brewery in Oregon have been in Scotland, and thankfully needed little persuasion to join forces with us on a collaboration.

Deschutes are one of the most adventurous and skilled breweries in Oregon – which is saying something – and, like us, they love dark beers (if you haven’t tried The Abyss, seek it out – it is stunning). So the collaboration beer we came up with is, in the words of the brewers who were there, a "big bad imperial porter". As yet un-named, look out for this one, it’s going to be immense.


FV 105 – Born to Die

Just undergoing primary fermentation is our time-sensitive India Pale Ale, Born to Die. Produced as an homage to ‘Enjoy By…’ from our friends at Stone Brewing Co, this beer is very much on the clock. It will be conditioned until just, absolutely, exactly perfect, and then the resulting Amarillo, Simcoe, Mosaic and Citra-hopped IPA is over to you to enjoy as quickly as humanly possible. That said, our yeast isn’t going to hang around – so when Born to Die hits the shelves and bars, neither should you!

FV 205 – Rip Tide

Speaking of time, something else that waits for no man (or woman, or canine) is the pull of the oceans – and after consulting both brewchart and tidal chart, the brine-soaked guardians of the deep decreed the return of Rip Tide. Well, we decided to brew it again as it’s been just too long. Yes, our thumping imperial stout is back. Currently on fermentation, the thick roasted cocoa and coffee notes are evident already, even at this early stage. They will only get more prevalent as this old favourite develops in tank.

FV 107 – hinterland

Our second batch of hinterland is right where the first one was last time we took a round-up of our brewhouse – in FV 107. Fermenting away is the latest iteration of our brand new 9% imperial stout, brewed with lactose, chocolate and oats. Destined for bottles, if you’re wondering where the first batch went, it has gone into barrels to pick up a resonance of flavour that will be truly special. Once ready, the barrel-aged hinterland will be an Equity Punk exclusive for those who have notched up five or more referrals in Equity for Punks IV.


FV 106 – Nanny State

For another returning beer, look no further than the recurrence of our 0.5% abv ‘imperial mild’ Nanny State. First brewed in 2009 in Fraserburgh, as a liquid rebuttal to the hysteria that surrounded the release of Tokyo* (how would an 18% beer now be greeted by the mainstream media?), our hop-laden protest beer has become a firm favourite of those who want a full-on beer, but without the alcohol. In fact, if you order a Nanny State in one of our UK bars as a designated driver, we’ll give you 15% off!

FV 101 – ‘Future Paradox’

Also in tank is a very special beer, waiting for the right match. Our latest Paradox is maturing away in tank nicely, primed for a trip away from metal and into the welcoming embrace of wooden barrels. This one, however, has something of a twist to it; one which relates to another beer entirely.

Black Eyed King Imp was such an immense beer, in pretty much every respect, that in our planning meeting for the new Paradox, we suddenly had the thought…what if we…? It was a lightbulb moment. So, the next Paradox will be based on Black Eyed King Imp, and it will be like nothing else we have released to date…

FV 103 – Mutant Monarch

Our hopped-up Vienna Lager is still in tank; the wings of Mutant Monarch remaining furled for now. The very simple reason being; it is still lagering. Conditioning time is all-important when it comes to beers of this style, they simply need the time to foster those classic toasty, floral elements you expect from the style. Being BrewDog, of course, ours also contains a late – but significant – addition of Cascade and Centennial hops, and their citrus edge is really starting to bloom.

FV 102 – Deaf Mermaid

Finally on maturation, we have our latest small-batch release. Set to beguile from the taps of our UK bars, Deaf Mermaid is a sonorous emanation from the deep, a lilting chorus to the majesty of the hop. This beer is a hop forward pale ale, and is shaping up to be an unmissable introduction to the start of summer. Almost ready to go, Deaf Mermaid will be a keg-only release.


Jack Hammer

We’ve just packaged a run of fresh-off-the-line Jack Hammer, our 7.2% ruthless India Pale Ale. But because we can’t brew enough of it, we’ll be putting together another brew very soon that will be destined not for glass…but for aluminium. Yes, these patiently-waiting cans will soon be filled, topped and winging their way anywhere you need intensely resinous IPA in easily-portable format. So, pretty much everywhere, right?

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anonymous 05.05.2015 @ 10:29am
Would love to see some kind of 'Punk Monk' collaboration with one of the Belgian Abbey's like Chimay. Not sure if this would be practical with the cloisters however.
Monika 05.05.2015 @ 8:43am
Only recently discovered Rip Tide, so I'm thrilled it will be back should my stash run out! Have been looking forward to Hinterland as it sounds fantastic too. Black Eyed King Imp was epic. Just epic. Future Paradox will be mine! :-)
Chris H 03.05.2015 @ 8:28pm
I'd love to see a Paradox in an Octomore barrel... *hint hint*
anonymous 03.05.2015 @ 12:31am
would be nice to get more variety in to ok supermarkets specially some jack hammer
Usafmonster 02.05.2015 @ 9:04pm
Any plans to do a collaboration with Bell's or Dogfish Head?
PeteH 01.05.2015 @ 12:38pm
Brewdog Rich - we know how Paradox works !
It's nice to know there is some more Paradox on the way, but keep the surprise of which barrels it is aged in until it arrives.

The latest (freshest) batch of Jackhammer was on draught at Brewdog Nottingham last night.
Wow ! Does it taste good !!
Nice to meet Russ Clarke as well, and have a chat about all things Brewdog.
Lloydy 30.04.2015 @ 6:25pm
I'm suggesting "Dark Side Porter" for the Deschutes collaboration.
Scott 30.04.2015 @ 5:45pm
Will those Jack Hammer cans make it to the states?
Viking_Elvis 30.04.2015 @ 4:39pm
I don't know if Rip Tide ever went away in my heart. Can't wait to have it back in my glass!
BrewDog Rich 30.04.2015 @ 1:40pm
I should probably say 'Future Paradox' is just an indication that we've got a Paradox in the works, it will be named after the barrels in which we age it!
Rex 30.04.2015 @ 1:38pm
Love that Hinterland label
Stunofish 30.04.2015 @ 1:11pm
jackhammer in tins makes me happy, can I now request a party 7 ?
PeteH 30.04.2015 @ 12:46pm
Looking forward to Born To Die, Future Paradox, Deaf Mermaid and Jackhammer in cans !
Bring it on .....
Oliver 30.04.2015 @ 11:47am
Hell if I could easily get my hands on a bottle of Abyss as easy as you make it sound I'd be all over it. Collab sounds great.
BeerDude 30.04.2015 @ 11:46am
Jack Hammer cans = YES!