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It tried this one yet and I wasn’t going to pay £5 to find out if I liked it.

But just over £2 worth a go.

Loads left on the shelf when I finished. May be national as is reduced on brew dogs website as well.

The blurb from brewdog:

BRETT FERMENTED IPA AGED IN FOEDER
Our flagship IPA get funked up. Punk meets funk for an immersive lesson in fermentation. Aged in fiant foeders and dry hopped to oblivion. Old World meets new in this returned ale. Perfectly balanced, funky and complex flavours. Tropical fruits on the nose followed by punchy juicy dry notes and a little spice packed to the rafters with citrus hop flavour. A silky, chewy body culminates in a canvas dry finish

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Sparkz2k1620/02/2020 18:38

There is no way at all that beers by Brewdog, just like many … There is no way at all that beers by Brewdog, just like many other "craft" brewers beers are worth the prices they charge.Finest ingredients. Fermented with farts from the queen. XYZ hops. Honestly, do people just believe if it's "craft" then it's worth emptying their wallet for?All the while, us real ale enthusiasts just sit back and laugh as we support the many breweries that make top quality ales with various combinations of high quality ingredients but aren't as greedy so we pay a fair price.At a decent beer festival there will be 100+ "ales" on tap and then there's the "craft bar".... Maybe 10 or 20 beers... with different fancy commissioned artwork and the description saying how "hipster" they are. The majority who try the "craft" beer end up back at the main ale bar's as they realise they are just paying money for the name and branding.On the scales you've got:Cheap/mass produced ales: Boddingtons, Tetleys, John Smiths, etcReal ales with good quality ingredients: Hobgoblin, Mcewans champion, etc (too many to name)Real ales + £1 (or £3) because of the branding/names: Tiny rebel, Brewdog and so on.


This, ladies and gentlemen, is the lesser spotted CAMRA member. He's never happier than when he's sitting in Wetherspoons with his cardigan on, drinking a half pint of Ruddles.
Such a shame some people have to rail against one type of beer or another. If you have sampled it and don't like it, fine. Move on. Lots more blends and styles to enjoy.

As someone who enjoys tasting all kinds of beers from sours, lambics, Belgian quads, winter ales, porters, special bitters, brown ales, golden ales, pale ales, IPAs, APAs, DDHs, saisons, hefeweizens, wheat to ryes and milk stouts (nearly 1,400 different ones tried so far), I feel sorry for those who automatically disregard any beer without trying it first merely because of its assumed genre or branding.

You'll never know what you're missing out on, but hey, keep your prejudices. All the more beer for the rest of us who can truly appreciate it.
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Think nationwide.Ok for £2
Wife bought me one of these for Christmas it was vile


There is no way at all that beers by Brewdog, just like many other "craft" brewers beers are worth the prices they charge.

Finest ingredients. Fermented with farts from the queen. XYZ hops.

Honestly, do people just believe if it's "craft" then it's worth emptying their wallet for?

All the while, us real ale enthusiasts just sit back and laugh as we support the many breweries that make top quality ales with various combinations of high quality ingredients but aren't as greedy so we pay a fair price.

At a decent beer festival there will be 100+ "ales" on tap and then there's the "craft bar".... Maybe 10 or 20 beers... with different fancy commissioned artwork and the description saying how "hipster" they are. The majority who try the "craft" beer end up back at the main ale bar's as they realise they are just paying money for the name and branding.

On the scales you've got:

Cheap/mass produced ales: Boddingtons, Tetleys, John Smiths, etc
Real ales with good quality ingredients: Hobgoblin, Mcewans champion, etc (too many to name)
Real ales + £1 (or £3) because of the branding/names: Tiny rebel, Brewdog and so on.
Reduced to clear in our local for £3.60!
Reduced to clear £2.95 in ours
£2.05?
Is this a joke?
Sparkz2k1620/02/2020 18:38

There is no way at all that beers by Brewdog, just like many … There is no way at all that beers by Brewdog, just like many other "craft" brewers beers are worth the prices they charge.Finest ingredients. Fermented with farts from the queen. XYZ hops. Honestly, do people just believe if it's "craft" then it's worth emptying their wallet for?All the while, us real ale enthusiasts just sit back and laugh as we support the many breweries that make top quality ales with various combinations of high quality ingredients but aren't as greedy so we pay a fair price.At a decent beer festival there will be 100+ "ales" on tap and then there's the "craft bar".... Maybe 10 or 20 beers... with different fancy commissioned artwork and the description saying how "hipster" they are. The majority who try the "craft" beer end up back at the main ale bar's as they realise they are just paying money for the name and branding.On the scales you've got:Cheap/mass produced ales: Boddingtons, Tetleys, John Smiths, etcReal ales with good quality ingredients: Hobgoblin, Mcewans champion, etc (too many to name)Real ales + £1 (or £3) because of the branding/names: Tiny rebel, Brewdog and so on.


This, ladies and gentlemen, is the lesser spotted CAMRA member. He's never happier than when he's sitting in Wetherspoons with his cardigan on, drinking a half pint of Ruddles.
old_mikefield20/02/2020 18:54

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the lesser spotted CAMRA member. He's never …This, ladies and gentlemen, is the lesser spotted CAMRA member. He's never happier than when he's sitting in Wetherspoons with his cardigan on, drinking a half pint of Ruddles.


I've had Ruddles once in my life.

I've also drunk countless craft beers ranging from those at flavourly to Tiny rebel, Goose island, William bros, Wild beer co and so on.

I've done tours at many breweries including brewdog. Recently I was down at the Wychwood brewery...Proof:


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I'm purely saying the facts. Those who oppose the facts can have their view but it will be disagreed with.

Judging by comments of others, I think I'm right :P
Edited by: "Sparkz2k16" 20th Feb
bargainking198420/02/2020 18:33

Wife bought me one of these for Christmas it was vile


Tastes like sweaty armpits 😜
Sparkz2k1620/02/2020 19:04

I've had Ruddles once in my life.I've also drunk countless craft beers …I've had Ruddles once in my life.I've also drunk countless craft beers ranging from those at flavourly to Tiny rebel, Goose island, William bros, Wild beer co and so on.I've done tours at many breweries including brewdog. Recently I was done at the Wychwood brewery...Proof:[Image] [Image] [Image] I'm purely saying the facts. Those who oppose the facts can have their view but it will be disagreed with



Just a quick question. Have you ever tried Purity & been on a tour there?
£2.05 in Quedgeley, Gloucester, also spotted Bear Island, Fuller's also got 2 beers both reduced to 80p.
Pookster200020/02/2020 19:06

Tastes like sweaty armpits 😜



You taste armpits? Were you on Tiswas or The Word when you done that?
Willy_Wonka20/02/2020 19:08

Just a quick question. Have you ever tried Purity & been on a tour …Just a quick question. Have you ever tried Purity & been on a tour there?


The problem you have with that question is unless I've been to ALL breweries, it doesn't mean a thing.

I haven't been there myself but it might be great, outstanding, perfect, but does that matter? As an ale customer I will be trying what ales are available.

I can't say one brewery looks better than another. I can say it's all about taste and for most the part, ales marketed as "craft" are just more expensive than ales marketed as "real ale" and there's nothing to justify the higher price tag.

Nobody has tried every single real ale and craft beer, but what I can say is there hasn't been a single craft beer that I've tried which is better than a real ale equivalent (and I've tried hundreds, if not thousands)
Sparkz2k1620/02/2020 19:15

The problem you have with that question is unless I've been to ALL …The problem you have with that question is unless I've been to ALL breweries,


You misunderstood. I just wondered if you had.
Willy_Wonka20/02/2020 19:18

You misunderstood. I just wondered if you had.


I just fancied adding the other bits as I knew those questions were coming by others eventually, not yourself.

I haven't
old_mikefield20/02/2020 18:54

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the lesser spotted CAMRA member. He's never …This, ladies and gentlemen, is the lesser spotted CAMRA member. He's never happier than when he's sitting in Wetherspoons with his cardigan on, drinking a half pint of Ruddles.


The trouble is, CAMRA or not, @Sparkz2k16 is correct. This is not craft beer, it is "craft beer", loads of spiel but no real substance.

It's overpriced and overhyped mass produced middle of the road stuff.

And some of their tactics are downright awful.
Average. Just buy normal Punk, so much better
Sparkz2k1620/02/2020 19:04

I've had Ruddles once in my life.I've also drunk countless craft beers …I've had Ruddles once in my life.I've also drunk countless craft beers ranging from those at flavourly to Tiny rebel, Goose island, William bros, Wild beer co and so on.I've done tours at many breweries including brewdog. Recently I was down at the Wychwood brewery...Proof:[Image] [Image] [Image] I'm purely saying the facts. Those who oppose the facts can have their view but it will be disagreed with.Judging by comments of others, I think I'm right :P


"Fermented with farts from the Queen".

Facts, eh? Uh huh.
Such a shame some people have to rail against one type of beer or another. If you have sampled it and don't like it, fine. Move on. Lots more blends and styles to enjoy.

As someone who enjoys tasting all kinds of beers from sours, lambics, Belgian quads, winter ales, porters, special bitters, brown ales, golden ales, pale ales, IPAs, APAs, DDHs, saisons, hefeweizens, wheat to ryes and milk stouts (nearly 1,400 different ones tried so far), I feel sorry for those who automatically disregard any beer without trying it first merely because of its assumed genre or branding.

You'll never know what you're missing out on, but hey, keep your prejudices. All the more beer for the rest of us who can truly appreciate it.
Megamart20/02/2020 20:15

Such a shame some people have to rail against one type of beer or another. …Such a shame some people have to rail against one type of beer or another. If you have sampled it and don't like it, fine. Move on. Lots more blends and styles to enjoy.As someone who enjoys tasting all kinds of beers from sours, lambics, Belgian quads, winter ales, porters, special bitters, brown ales, golden ales, pale ales, IPAs, APAs, DDHs, saisons, hefeweizens, wheat to ryes and milk stouts (nearly 1,400 different ones tried so far), I feel sorry for those who automatically disregard any beer without trying it first merely because of its assumed genre or branding.You'll never know what you're missing out on, but hey, keep your prejudices. All the more beer for the rest of us who can truly appreciate it.


Well said
old_mikefield20/02/2020 20:07

"Fermented with farts from the Queen".Facts, eh? Uh huh.


Yes, the highness has told me that they brewed one especially as well. It has a hint of money doesn't matter and full flavourings of maximum profit (well preeeouffffff it.... The sound of them farting into the beer)
Willy_Wonka20/02/2020 19:08

Just a quick question. Have you ever tried Purity & been on a tour …Just a quick question. Have you ever tried Purity & been on a tour there?


I’ve been on a few brewery tours but not the Purity one but know a few people who have and they enjoyed it. I recently did a tour at Fixed Wheel, one of the smaller brewers in Birmingham and the owner couldn’t have been any more complementary about Purity Brewery who helped him with advice and some testing of his beers when he had a problem
Great tasting craft beer, from a great craft beer company, at a great price.

Heat added.
Megamart20/02/2020 20:15

sours, lambics, Belgian quads, winter ales, porters, special bitters, …sours, lambics, Belgian quads, winter ales, porters, special bitters, brown ales, golden ales, pale ales, IPAs, APAs, DDHs, saisons, hefeweizens, wheat to ryes and milk stouts (nearly 1,400 different ones tried so far),


It's funny though how you have to really put a post like that as if you are knowledgeable about beer.

I've know doubt you have knowledge about beer but it's that epic craft beer hipster attitude.

You've literally mentioned the same beer twice several times there. I.e IPA and Pale ales. Traditionally an IPA or Indian Pale Ale was known as a 6%+ beer. In recent terms it's ale ale rife with hops and the definition varies so widely. A "pale" ale can be classed as an "IPA", it really varies.

It isn't as complex as you put it. If someone likes lighter beers they will go for IPA's, maybe a wheat beer. If someone if after heavier stuff then maybe a Dunkel.

IMO pathetic ultra specifics have come about with the craft era and over-complicate a simple product for the reasons of profit. In your example, classing a type of beer "hefeweizens" simply adds another line to what we know as "wheat" or "white" beer.

I'd add more but cant be bothered this evening. Just really busy
Sparkz2k1620/02/2020 21:42

It's funny though how you have to really put a post like that as if you …It's funny though how you have to really put a post like that as if you are knowledgeable about beer.I've know doubt you have knowledge about beer but it's that epic craft beer hipster attitude. You've literally mentioned the same beer twice several times there. I.e IPA and Pale ales. Traditionally an IPA or Indian Pale Ale was known as a 6%+ beer. In recent terms it's ale ale rife with hops and the definition varies so widely. A "pale" ale can be classed as an "IPA", it really varies.It isn't as complex as you put it. If someone likes lighter beers they will go for IPA's, maybe a wheat beer. If someone if after heavier stuff then maybe a Dunkel. IMO pathetic ultra specifics have come about with the craft era and over-complicate a simple product for the reasons of profit. In your example, classing a type of beer "hefeweizens" simply adds another line to what we know as "wheat" or "white" beer. I'd add more but cant be bothered this evening. Just really busy



Again, assumptions. Again, wrong.

I wouldn't claim to be knowledgeable at all. I enjoy learning and discovering new things as I go. I choose not to close my mind due to preconceptions. I'm also about as far from a 'Hipster' as you can get.

While their history is well-documented, pale ales and IPA varieties and definitions have quite distinct differences, especially in their hop levels and IBUs. The Americans have extended the definition somewhat, hence my differentation between PA, IPA and APA, along with DDH IPAs and beyond.

That's the great thing - it can be as complex or simple as you choose to consider it, but there's no need to be dismissive of a style or variety just because of what it's called. I'm not generally a great fan of lagers, but I'll happily try a new one and can appreciate a good 'un when I taste it.

Sometimes a good lager is exactly what's required. Sometimes it's a Hobgoblin. I several of both, just in case.
Edited by: "Megamart" 20th Feb
Sparkz2k1620/02/2020 19:20

I just fancied adding the other bits as I knew those questions were coming …I just fancied adding the other bits as I knew those questions were coming by others eventually, not yourself.I haven't



I have heard good things about Purity.
Megamart20/02/2020 20:15

Such a shame some people have to rail against one type of beer or another. …Such a shame some people have to rail against one type of beer or another. If you have sampled it and don't like it, fine. Move on. Lots more blends and styles to enjoy.As someone who enjoys tasting all kinds of beers from sours, lambics, Belgian quads, winter ales, porters, special bitters, brown ales, golden ales, pale ales, IPAs, APAs, DDHs, saisons, hefeweizens, wheat to ryes and milk stouts (nearly 1,400 different ones tried so far), I feel sorry for those who automatically disregard any beer without trying it first merely because of its assumed genre or branding.You'll never know what you're missing out on, but hey, keep your prejudices. All the more beer for the rest of us who can truly appreciate it.


Assumptions....


Not me, you.

I've drank a good few of their beers, their ok, that's all.

Over rated, over priced middle of the road stuff.

My only prejudice is against pretence, if they can back up their spiel with substance then I'll drink it, but until they can then I've tried enough to know it's not worth bothering.

PS they should have lost the IPA case...
It appears like good banterage for tomorrow. Zobked arm . As the saying goes.... I'll be back!!!
I like lighter beers, not darker heavy styles.
I drink what I like, and I like what I drink.
Sometimes I fancy a cold cooking/council lager such as Stella or Bud. Other times I like 'craft'.
I even drink Whisky, Vodka, Rum. I have the occasional cocktail or liqueur.

I can say with 100% complete certainty that everything I drink tastes nice, because if I don't like it, it goes down the plughole.

Other people's views on what they like to drink (and why) is relevant only to them, and means less than nothing to me.
If only people would realise that their likes/dislikes/opinions are personal, and let others have their own likes/dislikes /opinions without prejudice then maybe the world would be a better place.

(After over 50 years on this planet, I know that the above is naive. People get bent out of shape by different opinions.
People suck.
The more people I meet, the more I prefer the company of my dogs, who don't care what beers I like or drink.)
Sparkz2k1620/02/2020 19:15

The problem you have with that question is unless I've been to ALL …The problem you have with that question is unless I've been to ALL breweries, it doesn't mean a thing.I haven't been there myself but it might be great, outstanding, perfect, but does that matter? As an ale customer I will be trying what ales are available. I can't say one brewery looks better than another. I can say it's all about taste and for most the part, ales marketed as "craft" are just more expensive than ales marketed as "real ale" and there's nothing to justify the higher price tag.Nobody has tried every single real ale and craft beer, but what I can say is there hasn't been a single craft beer that I've tried which is better than a real ale equivalent (and I've tried hundreds, if not thousands)


You say there’s nothing to justify the higher price tag...which is basically telling everyone you don’t value people’s time, effort, quality ingredients, paying people a fair wage.
It’s totally fine and your right to do so, but it’s the same for people who begrudge paying a small independent restaurant for a quality meal, cooked with great ingredients, served by great staff when you could get a 99p burger at McDonald’s.
The problem is simply that people are happy paying low prices for mass market produced products and don’t respect that smaller, independent businesses need to charge a price that helps them turn something called a profit.
I tried one of these (£2.05) yesterday and it was just another beer to be honest. At the same time I picked up some Titanic Plum Porter (may be local to Midlands) and that was the best beer i've tasted for a few years. I don't think Titanic count themselves as craft brewers, just brewers who make good beer. Hopefully they never get taken over by a larger chain.
Still £5 in my tesco- North harbour Portsmouth. Made them do a little price check for me
Picked a couple of bottles up to try, oh dear, not very pleasant at all, Punk ipa is one of my favourite beers, but this leaves a odd after taste, like medicine.
Glad I didn't pay full price!
Megamart20/02/2020 20:15

Such a shame some people have to rail against one type of beer or another. …Such a shame some people have to rail against one type of beer or another. If you have sampled it and don't like it, fine. Move on. Lots more blends and styles to enjoy.As someone who enjoys tasting all kinds of beers from sours, lambics, Belgian quads, winter ales, porters, special bitters, brown ales, golden ales, pale ales, IPAs, APAs, DDHs, saisons, hefeweizens, wheat to ryes and milk stouts (nearly 1,400 different ones tried so far), I feel sorry for those who automatically disregard any beer without trying it first merely because of its assumed genre or branding.You'll never know what you're missing out on, but hey, keep your prejudices. All the more beer for the rest of us who can truly appreciate it.


How do you keep track of which ones you have tried?
JoeBoJoe24/02/2020 12:28

How do you keep track of which ones you have tried?


The Untappd app is great for this.
wombourne21/02/2020 07:13

I tried one of these (£2.05) yesterday and it was just another beer to be …I tried one of these (£2.05) yesterday and it was just another beer to be honest. At the same time I picked up some Titanic Plum Porter (may be local to Midlands) and that was the best beer i've tasted for a few years. I don't think Titanic count themselves as craft brewers, just brewers who make good beer. Hopefully they never get taken over by a larger chain.


Yes, the Titanic Plum Porter is a good one IMHO. Sometimes have it at the Wetherspoon's at £2.15/£1.85 (on Monday) on cask.

Picked up a few bottles of the Brewdog Funk Punk at £2.05 from the OP's store but not tried it yet.Looking forward to it though, as it's a new one to me.

Still can't work out why Punk IPA is significantly cheaper at Wetherspoon's than Brewdog's own bars.
Megamart24/02/2020 22:01

Yes, the Titanic Plum Porter is a good one IMHO. Sometimes have it at the …Yes, the Titanic Plum Porter is a good one IMHO. Sometimes have it at the Wetherspoon's at £2.15/£1.85 (on Monday) on cask.Picked up a few bottles of the Brewdog Funk Punk at £2.05 from the OP's store but not tried it yet.Looking forward to it though, as it's a new one to me. Still can't work out why Punk IPA is significantly cheaper at Wetherspoon's than Brewdog's own bars.


The punk ipa in the brew dog bars is 5.6% as opposed to 5.4% in wetherspoons. It doesn't really explain the dramatic price difference though.
Megamart24/02/2020 22:01

Yes, the Titanic Plum Porter is a good one IMHO. Sometimes have it at the …Yes, the Titanic Plum Porter is a good one IMHO. Sometimes have it at the Wetherspoon's at £2.15/£1.85 (on Monday) on cask.Picked up a few bottles of the Brewdog Funk Punk at £2.05 from the OP's store but not tried it yet.Looking forward to it though, as it's a new one to me. Still can't work out why Punk IPA is significantly cheaper at Wetherspoon's than Brewdog's own bars.


Wetherspoons works on buying coming up to or past it's sell by date alcohol in mass quantity and flogging it cheaply.

Definitely tastes different to having a pint of Punk at brewdog! But you can't complain for £3.50 a pint.
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