Old Engine Oil, Kim Jong Ale, Hoptimus Prime, Moose Drool, Old Leghumper, Tactical Nuclear Penguin. Just a few of the weird and wonderful names that have appeared on the labels of beer bottles around the world. But now visitors to a bar in Glasgow have been given the opportunity to brew their own tipple (and presumably name it too).
The Drygate runs a weekly DIY beer club, giving patrons advice on flavours and techniques as well as packaging and bottling. A great idea considering the £320 million wasted each year in the UK alone, by middle-aged men attempting to brew in their own garage. (Yes, we just made that figure up, but you get the point.)
Drygate also produces its own selection of craft ales onsite, including Outaspace Apple Ale, Gladeye IPA and Bearface Lager, with labels all designed by alumni of Glasgow School of Art. Worth a visit if you’re up that way for the Commonwealth Games.