Bloggers At Brewdog

Fancy a pint? Brewdog serves "Scottish crafted hardcore beer for punks". With a large variety of unique flavours, Brewdog in Stirling. The rustic bar invited Stirling bloggers for an evening for fine beer tasting. Well the staff is so friendly and I can't refuse a blogger night...or a drink. 

Photo by Ingvild Orland

Although they call their event "beer school", don't let the name fool you. There is no test, like I thought, but you do get a history lesson in the crafting of each beer, a tasting lesson and you learn how much you actually appreciate a good beer.  If you want to try exciting beers and have a good night out, then I suggest you get to BrewDog and book your lesson. 

"At Brewdog we are on a mission to make other people as passionate about great craft beer as we are. All we care about is brewing world class craft beer; extraordinary beers that blow people's minds and kick start a revolution."

They started us with a familiar tasting, "This is Lager". But it is not "Just a Lager" (cue M&S soundtrack) it is a light, sweet lager with a hint of lemonade. One thing we learnt was that taste is subjective. But the lager was really easy to drink and I don't think I can pick up a Miller's again.

Talking of picking up drinks, that's exactly how you start the fine beer tasting. You lift it up to the light to see the colour. Turns out, the dark the beer, the sweeter it is. So that perception of a darker liquor being a "man's drink", is quite frankly, lies. My sweet tooth was loving the malty sweetness of 5am Saint and Death by Coconut.  There is also about 5 other steps you have to take and then this breathing thing (exhale when you swallow-best to do it with good tasting things-) to get the full taste and aromas of their quality beer. 

Photo by Ingvild Orland

one of the fruity faves

There was a lot of techniques on smelling beer and tasting it, there was a lot of German beer history and there was also a lot beer tasting so the details are a little fuzzy. #sorrynotsorry. But you don't need me to tell you, you should just get down to your nearest Brewdog bar and learn for yourself. Book a table by email: 

Thanks to vlogger and photographer Ingvild for the photos. 

Big thank you to Brewdog Stirling for making us feel welcome, making us beer snobs and giving us a great evening! 

Now, go forth and get beer schooled! 


Be sure to check out my out of this world Swiss competition

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