This might be a very short beer review. This is my favourite beer of all time and I’m just thrilled I was able to order some to enjoy at home.
Since its launch, I’ve only ever been able to find it either in British Airways airport lounges or onboard BA flights. It was, after all created to mark BA’s 100th birthday. Last Thursday, I spotted it on sale on the Brewdog site and ordered 30 cans.
Finding space for them in our petite apartment is a task for another day.
I’m a big fan of IPAs in general, but this one ticks all my boxes. It’s nice and hoppy and is fruity too – but in no way too sweet. It’s great alone, but also with food. I’ve enjoyed it with curry, with pizza and with pasta – it’s just a great accompaniment to savoury food.
As per the Brewdog website:
“Built from the ground up for British Airways to celebrate their centenary. This IPA is as golden amber as a Transatlantic sun rise. Candied citrus, floral and resinous notes full the cabin. Bitter-sweet to taste, tropical fruits disembark in rapid succession, all resting on a caramelized malt fuselage. Cruising at an altitude of 4.8% ABV, please sit back, relax and enjoy the beer.”
So yes, I’m a fan.
Speedbird 100 IPA is still available at the unbelievable price of £1.80 a can on the Brewdog online shop. Go and grab some before it’s too late!!
Brewdog Speedbird 100 IPA: ★★★★★