‘Beer for punks’, snarls Brewdog’s slogan. Does that mean you have to spit it out? Fortunately not. This Scottish microbrewery creates anti-establishment craft beers that gob in the face of convention and are the toast of intrepid drinkers everywhere. Brewdog has also publicly criticised real-ale guardian Camra, branding it anachronistic and blind to the possibilities of craft keg beer: a bold gesture that did its profile no harm at all. But it’s more than just fighting talk. As well as great beers, the two young Fraserburgh-based brewers behind the brand have also now created a great pub, in Camden. The interior has been stripped back to bare bricks and steel; signs are chalked on the walls, staff wear hats (indoors!). But mostly, it’s about great beer and ale. All hail Brewdog. Euan Ferguson
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