BrewDog have been in the social media news recently for all the wrong reasons. They claim that their over-zealous lawyers were totally responsible for going after a bar who had the same name as their soon to be released spirit range. I’m not sure how these lawyers managed to do all of this by themselves without anyone from the company being involved at any point. They have attempted to repair some of the damage, but there’s some bad feeling still around.
All of this aside, they have lots of good beers available in their bars, which all have consistencies and differences. BrewDog York was very conveniently located between our hotel and the city centre, so it was perfectly placed for stopping off for a drink. We did just that after our meal at Walmgate Ale House. As with many BrewDog bars you can choose your own flight of beers handily contained in four 1/3rd pint measures. If you’re not sure what you want, you can ask for some help, but I knew exactly what I wanted to try.
You can see (bathed in an eerie red light from the neon sign just above our table in the window):-
Silver Branch by The White Hag Irish Brewing Company (this was Mrs MOFAD’s favourite)
Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse Passion Fruit by Mikkeller
Bergamot Sour by Cloudwater Brew Co. (too hoppy for Mrs MOFAD, but not too hoppy for me)
Small Batch: Double IPA by BrewDog
Silver Branch was full of sour apple goodness, an alternative to a good cider.
Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse Passion Fruit was a tart and tropical wheat beer.
I have a can of the Bergamot Sour at home, but it was good to try it on keg. Definitely good bergamot notes, zingy lemon and surprisingly easy drinking. Some bitterness too.
I had to finish off with Small Batch: Double IPA from BrewDog, as I do love an IPA. This one was full of big bitter grapefruit flavours! Yes please!
A relaxing trip to BrewDog in York. Whatever you think of the company and the politics, their bars always have a great line up of interesting beers.