BrewDog Bristol have announced they open on the corner of Baldwin Street and Welsh Back on October 27. So just over a fortnight to go until the arrival of what will revolutionise beer consumption in Bristol. That is not overstating the matter. The Fraserburgh brewery in Aberdeenshire is stonkingly good.
Time Out call BrewDog’s output “genuinely groundbreaking” and have nominated their Camden outpost as one of London’s best new “beer bars”, which serves a 55 per cent ABV called End of History in bottles inserted into small taxidermied animals.
I was fortunate enough to sample a shot glass of a special under the counter version of the comparatively weak 32 per cent Tactical Nuclear Penguin at last month’s beer matching dinner at Bishopston Supper Club, where BrewDog Bristol manager Jonny produced it from a brown paper bag.
An imperial stout initially double barrel-aged for 14 months in Scottish whisky casks, once matured Tactical Nuclear Penguin is frozen, then frozen again, then frozen again. This version was frozen and frozen again even more, so what we tasted was more akin to port, but it was in fact the world’s strongest beer.
BrewDog Bristol. 16 days away and counting.