SquareMeal Review of
Brewdog Seven Dials
With 30-plus UK outlets (and more dotted around the globe), plus a stonking range of punningly titled beers, and a penchant for in-your-face publicity stunts, this ‘punk’ Scottish brewer is leading its own self-declared beer ‘revolution’. Brewdog’s bars are, understandably, dominated by its bestselling craft brews, from Punk IPA to Vagabond Pale Ale, but the owners’ all-out passion ensures a wide selection of guest pours on draught– perhaps Yuppie Wheat from Danish brewery Mikkeller or the eponymous brew from Michigan-based Flying Dog. However, don’t expect to find old-school beer nerds stroking their beards over a warm pint – Brewdog’s arrival on the scene has brought craft beer out of the closet, ditching beams and horse brasses in favour of exposed girders, concrete pillars and graffiti art. Burgers, wings and fries provide ballast, which you’ll definitely need if you opt for Brewdog’s super-strength Hardcore IPA, at 9.2% abv!