James Watt

James Watt

Captain of BrewDog. On a mission to save the world from bad beer.

THIS CHAT HAPPENED ON April 14, 2016

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James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
Hi I’m James Watt, Captain & Co-founder of BrewDog. I was a fully qualified deep sea Captain, having earlier completed an honors degree in Law & Economics. I traded in being a salty sea dog to start BrewDog in 2007, along with Martin Dickie. I was awarded Great British Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014, and was the first person in Europe to achieve Master Cicerone. Along with Martin, I host the reality TV show “BrewDogs” on Esquire Network, which airs in seven countries. For more information visit www.businessforpunks.com and www.brewdog.com/usa/lowdown.
Jacqueline von Tesmar
Jacqueline von Tesmar@jacqvon · Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
What's the most valuable piece of information you know now, that you didn't know 5 years ago?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@jacqvon Focus on the beer and the people. If you get those 2 things right, everything else will fall into place.
Jacqueline von Tesmar
Jacqueline von Tesmar@jacqvon · Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
@brewdogjames The customers? or the employees? Or both, huh?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@jacqvon The employees first and foremost!
Thomas Stöcklein
Thomas Stöcklein@tomstocklein · FoundersFundersFuture.com
If you had to pick one beer to drink for the rest of your life, which one would you choose?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@tomstocklein Wow! Such a tough question. It would be Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. The beer that started me on my beery journey and my go to classic!
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)@emilyjsnowdon · Operations @ Product Hunt
@brewdogjames @tomstocklein yes! I love that beer ❤️🍺
Daniel Shields
Daniel Shields@thatshieldsguy · Soon to be professional brewer
Hey James, big fan here. I am in the planning phase for starting my own Indie brewing company in Johannesburg, South Africa. The scene here is still growing, and whilst there are beer nerds and such, the most popular beers in the craft sector still seem to be the lighter, paler styles . (By a large margin) I intend to brew my beers on the opposite end of the spectrum. Big, bold, different. How do I go about making sure my beers are noticed by those who would drink it and making sure that I don't end up needing to tone everything down just to make sure the beers sell? (Also please come do an episode of BrewDogs here, thanks!)
Name cannot be blank
Name cannot be blank@stanchionpoint · Brewery troll, Lover and brewer
@thatshieldsguy I went the other way I brew Saisons with fruit and veg from my own plot of land! :)
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@thatshieldsguy If your beers are good enough you dont need to worry about getting the right people to notice them. Focus on making your beers awesome and all the people who need to notice them soon will!
Daniel Shields
Daniel Shields@thatshieldsguy · Soon to be professional brewer
@stanchionpoint That's pretty rad! How are people reacting to your beers in general?
Name cannot be blank
Name cannot be blank@stanchionpoint · Brewery troll, Lover and brewer
@thatshieldsguy I cant make enough to keep up with demand right now. I have a 3 tier plant a grainfather and a 50L braumister. and my fermenters are full 100% of the time. I cask one then its clean and move another into conditioning .
Daniel Shields
Daniel Shields@thatshieldsguy · Soon to be professional brewer
@stanchionpoint Where are you brewing these may I ask? Sounds like I need to pay you a visit!
Ayrton De Craene
Ayrton De Craene@ayrton · Code @ Clearbit
🍻 or ⚓️
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@ayrton both :)
Marie Guinard
Marie Guinard@marief1418 · Craft beer lover - Maloan
Hi James. Imagine... you are a guy who truely wants to open a craft beer bar. You are young and broke. What is the most billiant idea to find some money ?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@marief1418 Rob a mother fucking bank.
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@marief1418 Or ask my freinds and family to invest in my new venture. Or bootleg the hell out of it.
Jacqueline von Tesmar
Jacqueline von Tesmar@jacqvon · Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
What are the major differences between the craft beer scene in Europe from the United States?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@jacqvon The availability and understanding of craft beer is much higher in the US than the UK. But we are catching up fast!
Andrew Pollock-Tape
Andrew Pollock-Tape@andrewtape · Mead maker, France
Hey man, you guys do some pretty wild things with your beers. What did you learn breaking into the market with products that people were intrigued by, but maybe found slightly intimidating?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@andrewtape We focus on information and education. We want to empower the customer by leading with information and not with the product. People need to learn more about beer.
Ben Tossell
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Makerpad.co
Hey James! Fellow Brit here 👋 What are the biggest struggles you've faced while running BrewDog? It seems to have its own unique style of operating!
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@bentossell None! Struggles and obstacles are what you see when you loose sight of your goals. Any problem is just an opportunity in disguise!
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)@emilyjsnowdon · Operations @ Product Hunt
How did you first get into craft beer? It seams a huge leap from deep sea captain?
Name cannot be blank
Name cannot be blank@stanchionpoint · Brewery troll, Lover and brewer
@ems_hodge Deep sea Captain up here is crazy! Its safer to be on dry land!
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)@emilyjsnowdon · Operations @ Product Hunt
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@ems_hodge I was a home brewer and i was frustrated at not being able to get my hands on enough good beer. So i quit my job, got a bank loan and started BrewDog with Martin! But for the first 2 years i still worked part time on the boat because we could not afford to pay ourselves from BewDog.
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@stanchionpoint @ems_hodge But safe is always boring....
Ayrton De Craene
Ayrton De Craene@ayrton · Code @ Clearbit
Do you personally think there are any beers superior to Trappists eg. Rochefort 8, if so what you recommend, if not what would be a good runner up?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@ayrton Rochefort 8 is a great beer and a great example of the style. If you like that try some of the Lost Abbey beers, they are based just outside San Diego.
Ayrton De Craene
Ayrton De Craene@ayrton · Code @ Clearbit
What do you think of DIY brew installations like beerbot etc, would you give it a fair shot?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@ayrton Anything that helps people make beer is great! Anything that gets people understanding brewing and beer ingredients is great too. I personally prefer a more involved home-brewing set up but i love homebrewing in all it's guises.
Cathy Lee
Cathy Lee@cllckwrko · Web Developer, Colorado State University
What are some interesting developments in the craft beer industry? More small-scale brewers? Co-ops? Innovations in growing hops? Space beer? Thanks James Watt!
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@cllckwrko Crowd-funding, more sour beers, more saisons, better lagers, more knowldege and empowering the customer to make better beery choices!
Name cannot be blank
Name cannot be blank@stanchionpoint · Brewery troll, Lover and brewer
What are your thoughts on all these crafty brewers and clique brewery's in Glasgow?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@stanchionpoint no comment :)
Jacqueline von Tesmar
Jacqueline von Tesmar@jacqvon · Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
How did you plan for increasing your hops, grain & other ingredients as you expanded?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@jacqvon By working as closely as we can with the amazing farmers and growers. But fostering our relationships with the amazing people behind the great ingredients we put in our beers.
Jacqueline von Tesmar
Jacqueline von Tesmar@jacqvon · Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
Is it Anchor Brewing Co. that does your importing to the U.S.? What made you choose them?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@jacqvon We have stopepd exporting to the US and we are building our own brewery in Columbus. More info here https://www.brewdog.com/lowdown/...
Daniel Shields
Daniel Shields@thatshieldsguy · Soon to be professional brewer
Would you mind crapping on Bowman for not replying to my email please?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
Hey James, big fan here. Any news on a BrewDog bar opening in Paris? Need some local help with that? thanks!
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@tiboll We just need to find a site. If you can help drop me an email - james@brewdog.com
Arron Fellows
Arron Fellows@arron_fellows · Bar Manager, Y Delyn Wine Bar
Also, just ANOTHER one before I head back to work...as CEO of the biggest craft brewery in the UK, how often are you able to just cut loose and enjoy several beers these days? And if you were to pick from all the beers you've made (I didn't even realise how many there were until I downloaded DIY Dog) which one would be your ABSOLUTE favourite?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@arron_fellows Ha! I spend all my time cutting loose and enjoying beers because that is (kinda) my job. And right now I am loving Born to Die, our massively hoppy double IPA.
Kevin Levy
Kevin Levy@kevygsus
In light of the recent hop shortage, should brewers look to cut back on hops in their recipes, or perhaps seek out cheaper varieties? Is there maybe some other way for brewers to deal with the shortage without overcharging for their product or compromising on quality? Has the shortage possibly been caused by brewers who've read DIY DOG? (Also, please come do an episode of BrewDogs in South Africa) Thanks
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@kevygsus Good hops have been in limited supply since 2008. But supply is increasing as more farmers are focussing on the high value aroma hops that craft brewers love.
Name cannot be blank
Name cannot be blank@stanchionpoint · Brewery troll, Lover and brewer
IS JON SNOW DEAD?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@stanchionpoint Not sure. I just google things that i dont know the answer to. Dont know if you have tried google yet. It is a game changer.
Name cannot be blank
Name cannot be blank@stanchionpoint · Brewery troll, Lover and brewer
@brewdogjames google knows nothing!
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)@emilyjsnowdon · Operations @ Product Hunt
@stanchionpoint @brewdogjames no spoilers please!!
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)@emilyjsnowdon · Operations @ Product Hunt
What was the best advice your ever received - and flip side, what was the worst?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@ems_hodge the best advice I ever recieved was to love taking risks, the bigger the risk the better. The worst advice was 99.9% of the advice i ever recieved.
Mike Coutermarsh
Mike Coutermarsh@mscccc · Code @ GitHub
Ok silly question. Best way to avoid a hangover? 🍻
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@mscccc Join the Priesthood.
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@mscccc Or just drink loads of water before you go to bed.
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
Hello James!
Paul Smith
Paul Smith@c0axial · Infosecian
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)@emilyjsnowdon · Operations @ Product Hunt
Hi James thanks for joining us today! Can you tell us a bit more about your Equity for punks scheme?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@ems_hodge Sure. Our business is owned by 40,000 people who love craft beer. They are our community, our friends and the heart and soul of our business. It is a whole new business model that shortens the distance between us and the people who enjoy our beers. You can find out more and invest here www.brewdog.com/equityforpunks
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@ems_hodge Have you invested yet Emily? You can invest from just £95 and you get epic discounts. And it means you will technically be my boss!
Ben Tossell
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Makerpad.co
Craft beer has seen a massive increase in popularity recently, what do you think of the expanding scene?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@bentossell I love it! We exist to make other people as passionate about great beer as we are!
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)@emilyjsnowdon · Operations @ Product Hunt
@brewdogjames @bentossell expanding on Ben's questions a little, craft beer is definitely booming especially in big cities like London, New York, San Francisco, what is it in particular do you think, for this rise in popularity - do you take any credit ;) - and what's the reason for the rise in craft beer speciality pubs and bars?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@ems_hodge @bentossell For too long people have not had enough choice when it comes to beer. Beer has been bastardized and turned into a cheap commodity by mega corporations. But the craft beer revolution is changing that and changing that fast. We like to think we have played a part in putting craft beer on the agenda in the UK, but we have only been able to do that alongside loads of other amazing brewers in the UK. It is just exciting to be part of a beer scene that is changing this quickly, and changing for the better!
Paul Maitlando
Paul Maitlando@pmaitlando · Electrical Whisky Taster
With your planned whisky plans could you use the knowledge of Glasgow's Whisky Club to bounce ideas and styles, casks - even down to magnets to close boxes be of use.
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@pmaitlando We could. But we probably wont. We know what we are intending to do. But we would love to do a tasting with the guys once we have our whisky!
Paul Maitlando
Paul Maitlando@pmaitlando · Electrical Whisky Taster
@brewdogjames We would be delighted!
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@pmaitlando Sounds good! It wont be until 2019 at the earliest though given our whisky will need to age 3 years. But let's get something lined up when the time comes!
Paul Maitlando
Paul Maitlando@pmaitlando · Electrical Whisky Taster
Dog A - any spares available or plans for a new batch? I'd love to try a A-E vertical tasting. And how well will they change when aged?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@pmaitlando You should try Dog A to Dog E - each year we make the beer and change the letter!
Paul Maitlando
Paul Maitlando@pmaitlando · Electrical Whisky Taster
@brewdogjames Just need to source a Dog A - got B-E aging/ordered. Little help?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@pmaitlando You can buy Dog E and Dog D amnd Dog C from our website here https://www.brewdog.com/browse/c...
Jon Metcalf
Jon Metcalf@jon_metcalf
@pmaitlando Italian supplier here http://www.birraland.it/birre-na... lists it at 26,50€ (about £21) a bottle exc p&p
Paul Maitlando
Paul Maitlando@pmaitlando · Electrical Whisky Taster
Xmas Punk IPA at its 6% - as a semi-seasonal brew?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@pmaitlando Maybe......
Paul Maitlando
Paul Maitlando@pmaitlando · Electrical Whisky Taster
@brewdogjames Fingers crossed!
Marie Guinard
Marie Guinard@marief1418 · Craft beer lover - Maloan
In France, InterDrinks (n°1 independant beer retailer) had recently been bought by ABinBev. They have exlusive contracts to distribute Omnipollo, Kuxton, Jaipur... After that, do you think about having more that one distributor in France (in case they are selling too...) ?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@marief1418 We are happy with IBB at the moment in France. But it is concernign to see ABinBev buying everything!
Arron Fellows
Arron Fellows@arron_fellows · Bar Manager, Y Delyn Wine Bar
Hi James, big fan. Just a quick one; I read on the Reddit AMA you did not too long ago that you were looking to offer discounts on Cicerone exams for EFPs in the near future. I'm an Equity Punk having bought in through EFP 4, and I've been developing my knowledge on beer for the last four years or so. I'd love to be able to challenge myself with the Cicerone qualification through my own self-funding anyway and have been looking into the study required to take it. Would you say it's a qualification that transfers well to other areas of the bar trade and the drinks trade in general? I'd love to be able to work with BrewDog in some manner in the near future, and was just curious to see what your opinion was if you were presented with a CV showing a self-funded Cicerone course. Thanks!
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@arron_fellows Watch this space. This shoudl all be in place very soon! And thansk for being an Equtiy Punk :)
Arron Fellows
Arron Fellows@arron_fellows · Bar Manager, Y Delyn Wine Bar
@brewdogjames Thanks for replying, man! 'Citing stuff! And thanks for keeping to your ideals and brewing kickass beer!
Jon Metcalf
Jon Metcalf@jon_metcalf
@brewdogjames @arron_fellows The beer schools and food pairing sessions are brilliant. To help EFPs with Cicerone learning could you host "off beer" training sessions at Dog tap? Saw the people on "that show" tested so I guess you have some of the off taste additives in stock?
Paul Maitlando
Paul Maitlando@pmaitlando · Electrical Whisky Taster
How difficult is it steering Brewdog as it grows - can you still say we're doing a purple beer and it happens?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@pmaitlando Hell yeah. We can do anything we want and we dont give a damn what anyone thinks. As it grows we just focus on our beer and our people. Maintaining our culture during rapid growth is key for us.
Caio Donini
Caio Donini@csunights
Which were the 3 game-changing steps you took after you guys decided to start BrewDog?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@csunights 1) Ignore Advice 2) Don't depend on anyone for anything 3) Dont give a fuck what anyone thinks.
Daniel Shields
Daniel Shields@thatshieldsguy · Soon to be professional brewer
@brewdogjames @csunights So I should ignore the advice you've been giving? Should we ignore the advice about ignoring advice? I'm so confused!
Caio Donini
Caio Donini@csunights
@thatshieldsguy @brewdogjames Thought the same. But according to #3 you should basically not give a fuck. haha
Paul Maitlando
Paul Maitlando@pmaitlando · Electrical Whisky Taster
On the brewery tour how easy would it be to see the sleeping casks - or are they too secret?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@pmaitlando They are sleeping in an additional warehouse. You may see a few hiding in the brewery but most are in our barrel store where we have over 650 casks ageing various beers!
Name cannot be blank
Name cannot be blank@stanchionpoint · Brewery troll, Lover and brewer
Thoughts on a parsnip Saison and can I sell it in Doghouse in Glasgow? or my beetroot and lemongrass one! :)
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@stanchionpoint We only sell beers that we love. So we would need to taste it and love it before we sold it.
Name cannot be blank
Name cannot be blank@stanchionpoint · Brewery troll, Lover and brewer
@brewdogjames Its the best beer I have had all day......
Name cannot be blank
Name cannot be blank@stanchionpoint · Brewery troll, Lover and brewer
Innis and Gunn buying inveralmond hurt me more than any of the other brewerys selling up! Innis and Gunn are the red bull of brewing. which Brewery selling out hurt you more?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@stanchionpoint Ballast Point :(
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)
Emily Snowdon (née Hodgins)@emilyjsnowdon · Operations @ Product Hunt
Did you ever expect BewDog to take off like it has when you first started out? What was your - Wow moment when you really knew you were on to something?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@ems_hodge Our wow moment was in Denmark in 2008 and seeing our beer for sale in a bar in a different country for the first time. Since then everything has pretty much been a blur....
Daniel Shields
Daniel Shields@thatshieldsguy · Soon to be professional brewer
Have you ever come across a hop that you simply cannot bear the taste of? I've heard some people can't stand Cluster, but I've never had it.
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@thatshieldsguy Not a hop specifically. But old hops used in hoppy beers. If the hops are not fresh enough it means the hop character in an IPA will be like cheesy, sweat socks and cheap plastic cheese! Eurgh! Unfortunately with hops in short supply a lot of craft beers taste like this.
Ben Tossell
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Makerpad.co
If you had your body and mind but had to have the head of an animal, what would it be?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@bentossell I would like the body of a monkey and the face of a chicken. And the heart of a wolf.
Name cannot be blank
Name cannot be blank@stanchionpoint · Brewery troll, Lover and brewer
I got fired from a well know Scottish brewery for home brewing. Do you actively encourage staff to take up brewing?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@stanchionpoint fuck yeah!
Jake Crump
Jake Crump@jakecrump · Community Team with Product Hunt
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@jakecrump I dont even know where we will be in 2 weeks time!
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@jakecrump But global domination would be cool :)
Lesley Wu
Lesley Wu@deleted-407305
i love beer,because the newspaper said often drink beer can gain weight,for me all beer are the same taste...
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@lesley_wu Beer actually contains less calories than wine! And all beers taste the same because you have probably only tasted generic lagers. Try our Punk IPA
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@lesley_wu You can find out more about Punk IPA here https://www.brewdog.com/beer/hea...
Marie Guinard
Marie Guinard@marief1418 · Craft beer lover - Maloan
When could we be able to taste your Elvis Juice in France ? :)
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@marief1418 We are looking to send some on our next shipment. Be excited. The beer is amazing! It is my current fav!
Marie Guinard
Marie Guinard@marief1418 · Craft beer lover - Maloan
@brewdogjames Oh be sure, I am !!!
Andrew Ettinger
Andrew Ettinger@ettinger · 👟 @wearAtoms // ex @Twitter @ProductHunt
What is your favorite use for beer aside from just drinking it out the glass? Like beer floats, beer cocktails, cooking, etc...
Name cannot be blank
Name cannot be blank@stanchionpoint · Brewery troll, Lover and brewer
Will you be doing the new brewery fund thing again? And how do I apply?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@stanchionpoint No plans to do this again at the moment i am afraid.
Daniel Shields
Daniel Shields@thatshieldsguy · Soon to be professional brewer
Have you ever brewed with South African hops? Any plans for the future? Maybe for an "Ace of" beer?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@thatshieldsguy Would love to try some. What ones would you suggest we try?
Daniel Shields
Daniel Shields@thatshieldsguy · Soon to be professional brewer
@brewdogjames Southern Passion and J17 are great. There's a new variety currently called 92P24 that's supposed to have buttloads of Berry and Current aromas. It's going into my Single Hop Red Ale soon. All 3 would make a great beer. I'd recommend getting the R&D guys a bunch of each to play with. If you want, you can fly me out to help them...
Name cannot be blank
Name cannot be blank@stanchionpoint · Brewery troll, Lover and brewer
Will you be casking beer again and joining SIBA?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@stanchionpoint We will not be doing cask beer in the future. But we *may* be doing something which is not quite keg. And I would rather eat my own toe than join the useless shambles that is SIBA.
Name cannot be blank
Name cannot be blank@stanchionpoint · Brewery troll, Lover and brewer
We had like a week to get the Scottish competition organised for them. Me and one other guy tapped and vented around 149 casks.....was there till about 2am 2 days before. We left due to a difference of opinion with one of the trustees!
Bryan
Bryan@brybell · Digital Content Manager
What do you think about some breweries changing the definition of an IPA? Most IPA's used to be overly resinous and boozy, nowadays Cellarmaker, Treehouse, Sante Adairius and others creating very juicy more 'east coast' IPA's.
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@brybell Hey, beers naturally evolve over time. I love the fact there is so much diversity within the IPA catagory. My favourites are the classic West Coast ones like Stone IPA and Pliny the Elder, but i love them all.
Bryan
Bryan@brybell · Digital Content Manager
@brewdogjames Nice! I live about 10mins away from Russian River. Thanks!
Paul Maitlando
Paul Maitlando@pmaitlando · Electrical Whisky Taster
Can I still buy a Dog A?
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@pmaitlando We sold out of that ones years ago. I have one bottle in my office. You can buy it if you help me find a pet shark.
Sheppy McShepface
Sheppy McShepface@john_shepherd · Head of Development, JUMP
Is that horse costume machine washable?!
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@john_shepherd I hope so! I am actually wearing it at the moment. And being fed lumps of suger and carrots by Martin.
Hywel Phillips
Hywel Phillips@hywel_phillips
Does Brewdog offer internships or work experience opportunities? (unpaid of course) - I'm bored in the summer with 4 weeks of nothing to do... would love a chance to come and help out. I'm an Equity Punk, if that helps...
James Watt
James Watt@brewdogjames · James Watt, BrewDog
@hywel_phillips Sounds great. We are launching a graduate scheme in the next few weeks. Details will be on the blog!
Hywel Phillips
Hywel Phillips@hywel_phillips
@brewdogjames Great! Shall be in touch soon
Paul Maitlando
Paul Maitlando@pmaitlando · Electrical Whisky Taster
Pet Shark - Seems Legit. http://www.sharksupply.com/avail... Great interactive session. Keep up the stunning beers!