BrewDog has released “Hello My Name Is Vladimir” beer ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The double IPA is the brewery’s response to the anit-gay stance of the Olympic host country and features images of leader Vladimir Putin wearing eye shadow and lipstick. Here’s the description from the BrewDog site:
On the nose there’s a huge explosion of audacious liberally-minded US hops, against a robust yet elegant malt backdrop.
Flavours of malt sweetness and a touch of acidic berry sharpness combine and give way to an avalanche of lightly toasted, fruity blueberry muffin malitiness, followed by a rush of piney resinous US hops to the sides of palate.
The piece de resistance; a mind-bogglingly bitter, yet tongue- twisting tart finish, with both flavour profiles fighting it out to see who will last the longest. The result; a finish as long as a cross-country topless ski journey through Siberia.
This is exactly the kind of thing you would expect from the guys behind Brew Dogs, which if you like beer, you should watch. 50% of proceeds from sales of the beer will be donated to charities representing oppressed minorities.
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