News: BrewDog Newcastle Only A Week Away
By Adam Clery on April 5, 2012 in Society
Excellent news chums, it seems that the work to turn the disused withered old shell of Hoko 10, into what will be the shining beacon of great beer that will be BrewDog Newcastle, is tantalisingly close to completion.
Cast your minds back, if you will, a mere month ago, to a time when we gleefully rubbed our hands together and told you that something tasty was brewing down near the quayside. Namely, that Scottish beer chain BrewDog were planning on launching their long awaited Newcastle branch.
“BrewDog swear off traditional pub fare, swerving like like a misjudged hairpin away from mass-produced lagers and stale, dull ales and towards every vibrant flavour combination under the sun. You want a beer that’s so hopped-up that it’s 41% proof and has to be served in shots? You got it. You fancy something that’s been brewed with coffee so that it tastes as refreshingly stout as your morning brew? No problem. What about a beer so dark and brooding that it would reduce Robert Pattinson to tears? That’ll be £3.60″. We wrote, eyes wide with boozy anticipation.
Well, with the palpable taste of proper beer lodged firmly in our throats, we popped down yesterday to speak to Mark Hislop, the man elected by BrewDog to steer the good ship Newcastle into the hearts and minds of the regions pint punters. There’ll be a full video interview and behind the scenes look in the coming future, as well as a thorough review of all the delights on off. That last one might not make it to print.
The boys themselves had this to say on the matter.
BrewDog Newcastle is due to officially open in Friday the 13th of April. The address is 16 Dean Street and the official opening ceremony will commence from 7pm on Friday. It is not a ticketed event so just rock up!
The new craft beer bar is located in a striking glass fronted premises with exposed steel beams, bolted columns, concrete glad walls and a partial mezzanine. We have almost completed turning 16 Dean Street into a Mecca for craft beers, A bar where you can escape the pathetic monotony of mass market industrial beers made by faceless multi-national corporations.
You can look forward to old school pinball, live music, vintage records, board games, 14 beers on draft, friendly, passionate and informed staff. As well as a selection of the best craft beers on the planet. And a brass band in penguin outfits.
We will also have IPA is Dead on tap from the launch event alongside all your usual BrewDog favourites and some very special guest beers.
BrewDog opens its doors to a soon to be adoring pubic this Friday the 13th of April
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