Would you pay $25.99 for one 12-ounce bottle of beer? What if I told you the beer was made by being aged two months on a boat in the North Atlantic that had to battle 60-foot waves and killer whales? The beer — Atlantic IPA, by BrewDog Breweries — is described as follows:
“…bursting with malt character; biscuit, toast, caramel, pirate ship oak, salt and tobacco. Hints of honey, pine and vanilla are also lurking in the depths of the palate. The generous use of English hops adds a substantial kick to the forefront of the nose and mouth with a smooth slick spicy, earthy herbal quality and a lingering woody bitterness in the finish.”
I can get on board with most of that; except probably for the pirate ship oak. I prefer pirate ship elm for my beer, thank you very much. Either way, this sounds like one complex beer. And it’s one that will likely be hard to get. Only 960 bottles will be available in the United States.
In other beer news, I got a note that Mustang Golden Ale has been added to the tap selection at 51st Street Speakeasy and that six packs of MGA will be available Friday (Sept. 4) at Cellar Wine & Spirits locations in Oklahoma City and Norman.
And in shameless blog self-promotion news, stay tuned this week for The Thirsty Beagle’s first installment of the weekly Big 12 (Lack of ) Power Poll.