Q: How long have you/the brewery been making beer for?
A: We launched our first beer in December 2016 which was a Bohemian Pilsner, now called Dundonian Pilsner.
Q: What got you into brewing?
A: We wanted to drink good beer, made by ourselves. We done a brewing course with a dream to open a brewery which eventually happened. Now we have no time to drink our own beer the busier we get but that is no bad thing!
Q: When you’re not brewing what are your hobbies?
A: Everyone at the brewery enjoys to run, other than that we are all fairly social so we attend a fair amount of events with our partners. We will all normally be found in the Taproom on a Friday after work though.
Q: What’s your favourite style of beer?
A: Can we say lager? We started off as a lager only brewery (only using lager yeast, so this stretched to a good amount of styles) but yes, we really do enjoy a really well made lager.
Q: If you could only have one of your brews for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? (I know it’s like picking a favourite child!)
A: I would say it would be Mandarina Sky, it is really easy drinking, a good hop hit and a fairly sessionable ABV.
Q: You are in a supermarket, in the Beer aisle of course, what would you buy? (your wonderful beer isn’t on sale unfortunately!)
A: Something I’ve not had, either a stout or an IPA, either from a brewery I’ve never tried or a beer I’ve nt had from a brewery I have tried. Also I’d pick up a firm favourite or something I know is good, just in case the first isn’t!
Q: What new flavour combination would you love to try/what new hops would you like to work with?
A: At the moment I’m curious about lemon drop. We haven’t used it and I’ve still not tried anything using it. I really hope it tastes like lemon drops though. I think it would be particularly good in a Berliner Weiss
*Hell yeah, that sounds great!*
Q: What brewery you would like to collaborate with and why?
A: I honestly can’t answer this. There is so many we would love to, small and large each brewery brings something different to the table and we could learn so much from all of them!
Thanks to 71 Brewing for taking part! I’m looking forward to trying more of their beers in the near future (Dundonian Pilnser review is going up later this week!). Next time I’m in Dundee, I’m certainly going to be checking out the Taproom. Check out their website here.
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