Like many I have ignored the hype and got on with enjoying some very good beers! Except -not so much this year. Nothing from them has really rung my bell this year compared with some very decent brews last year. The IPA Deads were a pale shadow of the the previous 2 years. Also the prices are starting to wear me down. £18 for a pint of Abstrakt is outrageous but just about wearable. £8 for a pint of average wheat beer is beyond taking the piss.
It doesnít seem that long ago (Jan 2011) that a crowd of us met up for a Brewdog (cask) minifest at Spoons in Holloway. Hardcore IPA went down a treat with the locals at £2 (ish) a pint. I donít think that the Police were needed until quite late on that night.
Iíd like to think my Brewdog share(s) have risen in value in line with their draught beer prices
Would it still be classed as rateable though if it is made in a similar fashion to stb or does brewers intent come into it?
If itís made in the same way as the other BrewDog high strength stuff then it qualifies regardless of what they say in the bullshit. If you are going to make distilled spirits you have to have a special license from HMRC and the regulations/requirements are a lot more stringent than for brewing. Perhaps BrewDog have such a license. Dunno.