another dream achieved abroad: visiting an actual brick-and-mortar brewdog bar! 🍻
another dream achieved abroad: visiting an actual brick-and-mortar brewdog bar! 🍻
Last night craft beers
Torsdag brugte vi på Origins Game Fair i Columbus, hvor vi blev registreret og fik vores adgangskort. Det er kæmpe stort - mange mennesker, mange udstillere og ekstremt meget larm i alle hallerne. Vi fik hilst på mange af Jespers venner og fik set på en del af alle de små butikker. Lucas var super sej - når der ikke lige var nogle, der kunne hjælpe ham med at høre om priser og diverse andre ting, hvis han ville se nærmere på noget, så gav han sig da bare selv til at snakke med folk på engelsk. Anne tøede også op, og fik snakket en del med et par af Jespers venner.
Fredag blev vi enige om at droppe Origins til fordel for en tur udenfor byen for at få frokost på Brewdog bryggeriet sammen med Hugh og Litwin (to af Jespers venner). Det var rigtig hyggeligt og vejret var fantastisk til at sidde i solen efter frokosten og bare slappe af. Rundt omkring ved bryggeriet var der en fin hundepark og hundelegeplads og hunde var også velkomne på restauranten. Så kom man jo lidt ekstra til at savne de to sorte drenge derhjemme.
Goose Island Brewing Co by @kanvoico
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Today we left Bologna early in the morning to spend the day in Firenze. Starting with another NannyBag drop off, in a hotel this time, where they even lent us an umbrella for the day when it started pouring down right when we were about to leave.
The tickets for the Galleria dell'Accademia we’re already sold out when I tried to book them two months ago, and the line at the ticket booth went all around the block, so we just had a look at the David in front of the Palazzo Vecchio instead.
After not even being able to sit down for coffee, and having our panino co i’ lampredotto standing up as well, we decided to visit BrewDog Firenze a bit earlier than planned, just to get out of the rain! After a couple of beers and a nice chat with the staff and other beer geeks, it stopped raining, so we could continue our tour of Firenze.
We also visited the Palazzo Pitti, were the lines were remarkably short for a museum with great interior decorations, and paintings from both Flemish and Italian masters.
To conclude the afternoon we went to Archea Brewery, which turned out to be more a nice bar, than an actual brewery.
For dinner we went to Osteria Del Cinghiale Bianco to try two other florentine specialties: papardelle al Cinghiale and bistecca alla Fiorentina. It tasted as good as it looks!
After the exchanging the umbrella for our bag again, we took the Frecciabianca train to Rome.
After arriving at our B’n’B Rhome86, we nipped out again for a nightcap at BrewDog Roma.
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BrewDog’s Elvis Juice IPA on tap at BrewDog in Brussels. A 3 of 4. Lots of grapefruit in the nose and some lighter fruity notes behind it. Sticky lacing and a nice sticky, slightly oily body. Some light caramel sweetness in the body, and more fruity complexity. Enjoyable, refreshing, and not too heavy-handed on any front.
Pray for delay
The new Brewdog in Edinburgh Airport
Sadly, I didn’t have time to stop for a beer on my last journey through. Next time, though.
Next time for sure.
Last night’s beers with these guys.
A great selection of tasty brews at BrewDog, Canary Wharf. Have to admit, this morning I’m not feeling so fresh this morning. But last night’s laughs were more than more it.
In 2016, Graeme Wallace, a packing manager at BrewDog craft brewery, added “Mother F***r Day” to the expiration date of 200,000 beer cans after his bosses told him to “be more punk.” The brewery had to pay for the recall of all unsold ones, but Wallace became Employee of the Month.
CALIFORNIA, FEB. 18, 2019 – Teo Hunter and Beny Ashburn, the co-founders of Dope & Dank, a craft beer lifestyle brand focused on curating immersive experiences that bridge communities of color, culture and craft beer, announce the launch of Crowns & Hops, their new craft beer brand. Crowns & Hops is a natural extension and actualization of the Dope & Dank lifestyle brand, and the movements #BlackPeopleLoveBeer and #BrownPeopleLoveBeer.
The dynamic duo that Time Magazine deemed responsible for “Changing the Face of Beer” in 2018, are taking their experience as change agents in craft beer culture to another level with an unprecedented partnership with Scotland-based craft brewer – BrewDog. In October 2018, it was announced that Hunter and Ashburn will be the first beneficiaries of BrewDog’s revamped development fund, an initiative that sees BrewDog helping small craft breweries, brands and start-up businesses get established. In addition to financial support BrewDog will provide material support to brewers such as help with sourcing ingredients and brewing materials, offering its state-of-the-art laboratory for beer analysis and supporting sales growth by introducing recipients to its international sales network. BrewDog will also brew Crowns & Hops alongside its own headliner beers in their brewery locations of Columbus, Ohio and Ellon Scotland for global distribution.
The Crowns & Hops brand will introduce artisanal craft beer to a more diverse community with merchandise, brewpubs and taprooms around the world. Together, Hunter and Ashburn are on a mission to shine a light on the lack of diversity in the global craft beer culture. They will develop concrete steps to open the industry to more diverse audiences and challenge ingrained stereotypes that black and brown people don’t drink craft beer.
Currently, there are plans to open the first flagship brewery and restaurant in Inglewood California, the heart of one of America’s most culturally rich communities for people of color. In an effort to preserve the cultural significance of Inglewood, California and make the Crowns & Hops flagship brewery a reality, funding for the project will be raised through a global crowdfunding campaign in 2019. The investors of this crowdfunding effort will be known as the “Crowns & Hops Crew”, the physical collective of all community brand investors who share the passion and goals for authentic cultural representation in craft beer.
“We’ve grown weary of asking for our presence to be acknowledged in a community that has never truly embraced us. So instead of waiting for it to happen organically, we’re doing it ourselves, and creating a community that will become a mecca for those that are searching for it.”- Teo Hunter
“The time is now for cultural ownership! Responsible, authentic culture curated for the people by the people. We are thrilled to partner with BrewDog to help make this vision a reality.” – Beny Ashburn
“Beny and Teo’s passion for changing the world of craft beer is infectious. The Crowns & Hops movement is inspiring brewers, bars, and beer enthusiasts around the world to take an honest and critical look at the ways craft beer culture has consciously and unconsciously excluded people of color. When I first met them, I was completely blown away by how unapologetic and uncompromising they are, and it opened my own eyes to a very serious issue we have in craft beer. It’s these qualities that made us such great partners, and I can’t wait to see what they can achieve with BrewDog’s support.” - James Watt, BrewDog cofounder
The first three craft beers under the Crowns & Hops brand are set to launch Spring 2019 (A Pilsner, IPA and a Stout). The company will be launching a series of tasting experiences, events and festivals across the United States and the U.K. giving the public and investors an opportunity to try their new craft beer.
About Crowns & Hops
Crowns & Hops is a craft beer business founded in the United States with a commitment to crafting world class beer and a dedication to creating spaces for communities of color, creatives, innovators, influencers and craft beer connoisseurs. Our global mission is to establish community in spaces that feel culturally rich and celebrate that culture with incredible tasting craft beer.
Since 2007 BrewDog has been on a mission to make other people as passionate about great craft beer as we are. From the Headliner series, which includes bold, uncompromising pack leaders like the flagship Punk IPA, to the Amplified range (beer, but turned up to 11), BrewDog brews beer that blows people’s minds and has kick-started a revolution.
Cofounders James Watt and Martin Dickie shook up the business world in 2010 with the launch of pioneering crowdfunding initiative Equity for Punks, an initiative that has seen the company raise £67m over five rounds, raising more money through online equity crowdfunding than any other on record. The funds and the army of punk shareholders (94,000) has enabled the Scottish craft brewery to scale up without selling out.
With over 80 bars across the globe, export into 60 countries, and a brewery in Ohio that launched in 2017, BrewDog continues to take the craft beer revolution stratospheric, whilst continuing to push the boundaries, invest in people, put the beer first, and champion other small breweries in its venues.
Part 2 of yesterday - reminding myself why I’m still and always will be in love with London. Too in love with it to move back home now, and that’s big considering how much I adore home. I do miss it, Newcastle and the warmth I feel when I’m back but I am so in love with London, as much as I was when I first became desperate to move here and was prepared to do anything to get here.
I ate Sushi in Central London and went into my work and drank all my fave things and got all the cuddles from my work friends, it’s so lovely knowing that if I’m ever sad I can just go into work and have a whole team of people, friends, who will make me feel better. And uni, I can just go upstairs in my building and collapse onto Kyra’s bed and just be upset and she’ll just understand.
All that and still have so many amazing friends back home who were there for me as soon as they had even a tiny inkling that I was sad.
Out of every place of darkness, it seems that all the pieces of light you never knew were around you, will find you.
And I am trying my best to be myself, happy and healthy for you. I promise.
GIE HIM STRONG DRINK UNTIL HE WINK 1785
Hand drawn illustration, coloured, touched up in Photoshop, animated in After Effects and edited in Premiere. Voices, Foley and Synths recorded in Logic.
It’s his birthday, and all Rabbie Burns wants is to enjoy a nice cold beer. His dog, however, has other ideas.
Video created for BrewDog
Out and about in Manchester.
Visiting Brewdog Bar