BrewDog leads the craft beer revolution in style
Bored of the industrially brewed lagers and stuffy ales that dominated the UK market, Martin and James decided the best way to fix this undesirable predicament was to brew their own beers. BrewDog was born in April 2007 and has been growing really, really quickly ever since and you can now buy shares in the company if you want to. Their history is worth a read.
I discovered BrewDog several years ago when I bought 6 bottles of Punk IPA and a bottle of Sink The Bismarck, believed to be the strongest beer in the world with a 41% alcohol content. If memory serves me correctly it cost about £40 for a 330ml bottle. I’ve loved BrewDog ever since.
Antonia, Stu and I went for a walk up to Primrose Hill and then made our way down to BrewDog Camden for some lunch. The Camden bar has a cool layout and the staff are always really helpful if you don’t know what you want to drink and are more than happy for you to have a few samples before making your mind up. The beer board lists house and guest beer with suggested serving measures depending on the strength. I had a few samples and settled on a Libertine 7.2% (2/3) for £4.50 and a Loz Feliz Burger which was a bargain at just £6. Stu had the guest Black Jack Porter 6.8% (2/3) £4.25 and the El Bandito Burger (£7) and Antonia had the new Fake Lager 4.7% (pint) and some Bruscetta £4.50.
The burgers were decent although Stu didn’t think his was hot enough considering it was the spicy option and very good value for money as was the Bruscetta considering you get 6 pieces for £4.50. My burger came with a side of chive potato salad, Stu’s with a hot pepper salad but calling these sides is pretty cheeky – my potato salad was one and half small new potatoes and Stu’s was just as unsubstantial (as you can see below) but given the price I got over it pretty quickly. As well as burgers, there’s also a range of pizzas available as well as other snacks.
I love BrewDog Camden. The beers are all superb, the abstrakt 14% (1/3) deserves a special mention – think dessert wine but… beer and the food is good value. It’s a great place to spend a few hours making your way through the menu and there are plenty of board games in the corner you can turn in to drinking games as well… Drinking Jenga anyone?
|Loz Feliz Burger||£6.00|
|El Bandito Burger||£7.00|
|Libertine 7.2% (2/3) x 2||£4.50 each|
|Fake Lager 4.7% (pint)||£4.15|
|abstrakt 14% (1/3)||£3.75|
|Hardcore IPA 9.2% (1/2) x 2||£3.75 each|
|5am Saint 5% (1/2)||£2.40|
|Black Jack Porter 6.8% (2/3)||£4.25|
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London NW1 0AG