BrewDog, you are very much grabbing the globe by the balls. Thanks for doing it with delightful Scottish accents and genuine love for independent craft beer. From our xenophobic beer menus, we’ve noticed the U.K.’s most famous craft brewers, James Watt and Martin Dickie, traveling our countryside to celebrate a common obsession with inventive craft beer via that Esquire channel. Props, fellas. We love it. We certainly can’t wait to visit your 42-acre site in Columbus, Ohio, where your new American production facility should start making beer by late 2016. We’re based in Cleveland, so we’ll totally be there like all the time (in fact, are you hiring?).
But most of all, BrewDog, we love your love for independently owned craft beer, beautifully articulated in this blog post last December: Nailing Our Colours to the Mother Fucking Mast. Here’s a fun excerpt:
Goose Island. Camden Town Brewery. Meantime. Elysian. Lagunitas. Ballast Point. Nøgne Ø. Golden Road. RIP.
2015 has been a bad year for craft beer. Global beer mega corporations, the ones who destroyed, bastardised and commoditized beer over the last 50 years have been acquiring craft breweries left, right and centre. Let’s be honest, the intentions of these big companies are completely clear: they cut costs, they cut people, they cut corners and they take pride in doing so. Their God is market share and their stock market valuations; they act accordingly.
Craft brewer’s God is amazing beer.
We’re not ashamed to admit it: We have a serious crush on BrewDog — even more since they released all of their recipes to the public last week. Right now, you can jump over to the brewery’s website and download more than 200 different beer recipes and begin to experiment. It’s called the DIY Dog. From the site:
In 2005, two guys and a dog began home brewing in a garage in North-Eastern Scotland. Two years and countless successes & failures later, BrewDog came howling into the world. Eight years after that — and more than 200 different beers later — we release the recipes and story behind every single one of those brews.
Download DIY Dog to explore our back catalogue, recreate an old favourite and put your spin on any BrewDog beer ever created. After all, sharing is caring…