Thursday, 21 April 2016

Brewdog AGM 2016

Annual General Mayhem

Two Christmasses ago, my brother gave Gordon the gift of Brewdog, in the form of a few bottles of their finest craft beer. He was hooked! Fast forward a year and I ended up giving him the gift of shares via Brewdog's Equity for Punks.

There's a few benefits to being a Brewdog shareholder - one of the most convenient being the discount in their bars and local brewery! - but the most interesting one so far was being invited to their AGM.


Taking place at Aberdeen's AECC, the event promised a weekend of good beer, good music and good food. Oh, and the all important business update! I was mainly impressed by the ridiculously accurate lego model of the Ellon brewery, with mini Dog Tap and everything! We enjoyed sets from Smash Williams and Hunter and the Bear, took part in the Bloodhound Quiz (that I knew about 2 answers to!), watched the ping pong challenge from afar and scoured the Boyd Orr room for board games.

USN Diet Fuel Ultra Lean

Gordon was there to indulge in the hoppy goodness of Jack Hammer and Elvis Juice, but me? I was just there for the food!

Unfortunately, tracking macros doesn't lend itself well to these type of events - it would be so easy to overindulge and eat my way around the entire exhibition centre. I made do with a deliciously epic sausage roll from Foodstory, brought along some snacks to stay on plan throughout the day, and practically force fed Gordon all the things I wanted to eat myself! I might of had to do a few little taste tests, for review purposes of course.

Smoky BBQ goodies from Longhorns Shack 

The queue here never seemed to go down. Gordon was too impatient to wait in the rain but their ribs looked awesome.

Foodstory

Aberdeen's finest vegan eatery went all out with their menu - everything from sausage or veggie rolls, to falafal boxes, vegan chocolate cake and beer brownies!

Babu - Bombay Street Kitchen

I was impressed by how many vegan/veggie food options were available. We didn't get the chance to sample anything here but their masala smelt divine!

Dram & Smoke

The Sloppy Jock was a tasty sub full of venison meatballs, cheese, onions, crispy neeps (turnips to you non Scots!) and smoky tomato sauce. The haggis doughnut, an unusual concoction, was an absolute treat.  A cinnamon and sugar coated deep fried doughnut, stuffed with tasty bites of Scotland's most infamous food was complimented by a surprisingly sweet irn bru chilli jam. The winners in my eyes, for creativity if nothing else!

Although it would be nice to have the option of other beverages, you don't have to be a beer guzzler to appreciate the goods at Brewdog's AGM - the food is top notch too! 

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