Sunday, 18 September 2011

Hardcore IPA (BrewDog)

Hardcore IPA (BrewDog)
Name: Hardcore IPA
Label: "Equity for Punks - Love the beer, own the company - Explicit imperial ale"
Brewery: BrewDog
ABV: 9.2%

Rating: Wow, crazily strong beer. Even though its so strong, it's a remarkably drinkable, smooth and citrusy craft beer. They also have what can only be described as a manifesto on the bottle label encouraging you to "Ditch the mainstream and say hello to BrewDog" and there's the opportunity to buy shares in the brewery, hence the "Equity for Punks" slogan. Excellent idea, I would invest if I had any spare money. Angry sad face.

Game: I think it would be remiss of me not to mention the newly released Star Wars saga on blu-ray. There's been a lot of moaning and gnashing of teeth about how "Lucas is ruining our childhood" etc by tinkering with the original films.  Personally I think the tweaks are great when seen in context. Obi-Wan Kenobi's new Krayt dragon impression scared me, so the Sand People who were actually there must have needed to change their underwear after hearing it. The films are George Lucas' invention in the first place so he's got every right to amend them. If you don't like the changes then stick to the original theatrical releases on DVD while I watch my blinking Ewoks.

Back to gaming, I think I've nearly finished Portal 2 and I've not used the internet once to solve the puzzles. Does that mean I'm clever a bit? *crosses fingers*.


The Elderly said...


(runs into new comment box...)

Congratulations!!... right I'm phoning dial a party :)

...oh and I'm standing right beside you when the George Lucas detractors get here...

...damn that ale is potent!!!

Bickle77 said...

Yeah the beer is mighty strong yet dangerously suppable. It should come with a health warning. Oh it already does...

Nice one! I thought I was the only person in the world (other than Lucas) who didn't mind the changes.

Thanks for using the nice new comments feature!

The Elderly said...

...yikes dangerously suppable... and a health warning!!

(holds beer at arms lenght...gets small shot glass..)

..I'm sipping and toasting!'s to many the fine comments and beer sampling on your new blog addition! :)

Bickle77 said...

I think the warning was just the "Don't drink if you're pregnant" one though. But hey, its still a warning.

The Elderly said...

lol...hic that'll do me, I have been duly warned..., you do know your room is spinning 8(