Our latest Abstrakt release is an American barley wine which has spent almost two years hidden away inside bourbon whiskey casks in our Ellon barrel store. Over that time the beer has taken on such an incredible turn of flavour from the first-fill oak, magnifying and rounding out the profile it began with. And that was quite the payload already ? Pale, Munich, Cara, Crystal and Brown malt giving a rich, caramel-like backbone for the elements from the wood to interact with. AB:23 is a monument to the effects of time and the interplay between an American malt bill and the pride of that country?s distillers. The bourbon ageing lifts the barley wine to 11.5% ABV and rich heights of candied orange, fruit cake, cranberry and sherry characteristics all enveloped into a toffee-like aftertaste backed by warming alcohol. As with our other Abstrakt releases, it can be enjoyed now or cellared for several years to continue its development ? the choice is yours!
Brewdog owners Martin and James were bored of the industrially brewed Lagers and stuffy Ales that dominated the UK beer market. They decided the best way to fix this undesirable predicament was to brew their own. Consequently in April 2007 BrewDog was born. They brewed tiny batches, filled bottles by hand and sold their beers at local markets and out of the back of their beat up old van. Located on a 5.5 acre green field site in Ellon, just North of Aberdeen in Scotland, their state of the art eco brewery is one of the most technologically advanced and environmentally friendly breweries in the world.
DID YOU KNOW?
In 2015, Brewdog launched the largest equity crowdfunding scheme in human history – Equity for Punks IV – breaking world records in the process.