I’m not talking about the pint-sized, wise-cracking orphan who stole my tweenie heart back in the mid-80s (Whatever did happen to Soleil Moon Frye?). No, this post is about Brewdog and their beer.
When I got the invite to attend a private tasting at The Rake at Borough Market, I knew just who to take. My mate Jago had introduced me to the brand a little while a go, so he and his wife came along for the ride.
It was a great night. We met Scottish co-founders Martin Dickie (below left) and James Watt. We drank four of their delish brews (Punk IPA, EFP 2011, Prototype 17 and Black Tokyo Horizon). The last one – at 17.2% is a doozie – like a chocolatey, syrupy thing that gives you head spins. I’m hooked.
It wasn’t all about beer drinking though, it was about raising money too. The guys have launched Equity for Punks – a programme that has already netted the company £500,000 in two days. It’s a no-brainer really – investing in something everyone seems to love. Too easy.
All images © Kate McAuley