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A Letter to BrewDog: You Win.

Dear Martin and James, I give up. I’ve railed against your over-the-top concoctions for the past couple of years.  For some reason I ALWAYS feel compelled to post about your silly “stunt beers,” getting myself into a froth about how you are exploiting the pure nature of craft beer to make a name for yourselves. […]

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BrewDog Jumps the Shark (or Squirrel, to be more accurate)

The attention-craving brewers at BrewDog have now completely confirmed my suspicions – they care more about media attention than brewing great beer. It started with Tactical Nuclear Penguin, a 32% ABV brew that tasted like paint thinner poured into a poorly brewed stout.  This “zany” big brew got them all sorts of attention in the […]

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Guest Post: Tasting Tactical Nuclear Penguin and Sink The Bismark Back-to-Back

Katie from Gonzo Gastronomy had the good fortune to taste BrewDog’s Tactical Nuclear Penguin and Sink The Bismark back-to-back earlier this week and has lived to tell about it.  And (unlike me) she appreciates these beers for what they are – a raw, visceral head-pounding good time.  Her account is below in the way only […]

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Thermo Tactical Nuclear Bismark Schorschbraeu: Enough Already!

So the “biggest beer on the block” arms race continues, and I think it’s getting pornographic, and not in the good bow-chicka-wow-wow kinda way. I’ve had the good fortune (thanks to Kevin, Dark Lord of the Stout) to try both Sam Adams Utopias and Brew Dog’s Tactical Nuclear Penguin.  As you may recall, the Utopias […]

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Tactical Nuclear Penguin: Failure to Launch

Kevin (Dark Lord of the Stout) has once again come through in a big way .  A few weeks ago, he gave me a nip of 2009 Sam Adams Utopias, and I gushed about it.  This time it was Brew Dog’s Tactical Nuclear Penguin, another ultra rare hyper-ABV beer.  Unfortunately, it was a totally different […]

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