The occasionally informative, usually manic and often drunken Tweet coverage of the BrewDog PunkAGM from Chris Hall and Matt Cottom (with photos).
The day of the BrewDog AGM: 28 April 2012
Tweets from Chris Hall @cshallwriter (Chris for short from here on), and Matt Cottom @Matt_RnR (Matt from here who, incidentally, seems to have no concept of time)…
Matt: Drinking gin and tonic with a handful of salad rocket as portrayed in the latest @rumandreviews highly recommended. #wasted
Chris 8:50 AM: At Gatwick, heading for the gate. Starting to get thirsty again…
Rum & Reviews: @cshallwriter is flying up to the @brewdog #PunkAGM from London. We believe @Matt_RnR has been hitchhiking from Birmingham since Thursday. Retweeted by Matt Cottom
Chris 10:55 AM: We’ve made it to Aberdeen ahead of time. Now for a solid breakfast before the #PUNKAGM
Chris 11:40 AM: Tragedy strikes: random violent sneezing indicates I may be allergic to Scotland…
Chris 11:51 AM: Shit has already got weird. Random accordion players serenading those leaving the airport…
Chris 12:25 PM: Huge queues outside the #punkagm so heading off for the brewery tour first.
Chris 12:49 PM: The new @brewdog brewery being built with shareholder money in Ellon.
Chris 12:54: Cunning plans for the bigger brewery
Chris 12:58 PM: Back on the coach back to #punkagm Unfortunately no one was around to answer questions about new brewery. Good if you like building sites.
Chris 1:34 PM: Discontent among the big queues at #punkagm gasping to be turned loose inside like wild hop hungry beasts.
Chris 1:43 PM: Finally inside. Hundreds outside, howling for beer. Main stage lit up like an altar to the Gods of beer
Matt: First reviews done. In true gonzo fashion, all will be done via a Dictaphone! If u wanna give us urviews, come find us! #punkAGM
Matt: I haven’t moved from this spot for over an hour. Feel sorry for @cshallwriter trying to place an order. #sorefeet #punkAGM
Chris 3:34 PM: Oh bloody dear. Civilisations rose and fell while I was in line for ordering at the @brewdog #punkagm shop.
Chris 3:39 PM: Now it’s time for business. AGM talk by @BrewDogJames and @MartinDickie . *serious shareholder face* #punkagm
Chris 3:45 PM: This what a @brewdog business presentation looks like #punkagm
Chris 5:31 PM: Furiously taking notes during the business talk. Also tasted Dead Pony Club pale ale, Libertine black ale and the mighty Dog A #punkagm
Chris 5:33 PM: Major points are: sales up 87%, turnover up to 7 million, New brewery involving high tech equipment and more bars and more beers #punkagm
Chris 5:35 PM: Next London @brewdog bar will be in Spitalfields #scoop #punkagm
Chris 5:36 PM: BrewDog will be migrating to their new brewery, the original Fraserburgh site will be abandoned. #punkagm
Chris 6:04 PM: Attendees were able to vote on the location of the new London @brewdog bar and the name of the new 3.8% pale ale (dead pony club) #punkagm
Chris 6:29 PM: We’ve recorded some great reviews and thoughts on the day via Gonzo dictaphone for @RumandReviews. Later recordings may prove more…unusual
Matt: Interesting talk from the head honchos. Soon begins some furious consumption of high quality fermented barley drink… #beer #punkAGM
Chris 6:31 PM: The @brewdog #punkagm is livening up. Thousands of hop worshipers now creating a great atmosphere
Chris 6:40 PM: Time for beer and exploring. Searching for the heart of the craft beer dream #punkagm
Matt: And I quote: ‘adjust the cheese to suit your face’.
Chris 6:45 PM: Let’s get down to brass tacks: how much for the micro brewing plant? #punkagm
Chris 7:00 PM: Now drinking Dead Pony Club pale ale. Yet another beer of the summer #punkagm
Chris 7:43 PM: Burgers and Stone IPA all round. @matt_rnr and I need fuel for the epic beer conquest ahead. #punkagm
Chris 8:33 PM: Already people are calling the @brewdog #punkagm “queue-dog” but overall people still seem impressed with the passion and beer on display.
Matt: There’s a good energy in this room. The force is strong… #punkAGM
Chris 8:43 PM: Now drinking @brewdog Punk IPA and IPA is Dead HBC with both hands. Hops are the only god recognised here #punkagm
Chris 9:26 PM: Now drinking IPA is Dead Galaxy. Clarity of a gunshot, finish like a fallout cloud of grapefruit and mango. #punkagm
Chris 9:27 PM: New band on stage are four badasses with guitars. Got the crowd jumping.
Chris 9:41 PM: “This beer…it’s pretty full on…I can barely see the guitar” lead singer of Kassidy at the @brewdog #punkagm
Matt: Now drinking ‘arrogant Bastard ale’. Fitting, depending on who you listen to… #PunkAGM
Chris 10:00 PM: Now drinking Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard at #punkagm Where did @brewdog get their marketing ideas from? Look: (Beer so arrogant the picture refuses to upload no matter what – Editor.)
Chris 10:02 PM: I rather like Kassidy. It’s like the cast of Game of Thrones bought guitars and bought leather jackets #punkagm
Chris 10:07 PM: Awesome @brewdog beer and great guitar music. Great times. #punkagm
Chris 10:51 PM: Shit has gone ska. @BrewDog 5am Saint and Galaxy IPA in hand. Skanking like there’s no tomorrow #punkagm
Chris Hall 12:11 AM: Dancing like a fool plus awesome beer equals oh my god I need to crash #punkagm
The Aftermath: 29 April 2012
Chris 9:57 AM: There was evidence of abusing every kind of hop known to man since the 14th century. That much was certain…
Chris 9:59 AM:…but what of his foot and leg injuries from Ska related incidents? #punkagm #aftermath
Chris 10:23 AM: The @rumandreviews team is in decent shape this morning after an utterly epic @brewdog #punkagm #aftermath
Matt: If I’ve learned but one thing from this evening, it’s that beer is good. That is all.
Chris 10:26 AM: Cries of #queuedog and #eQUEUEtyforpunks were silenced by the incredible beer and @brewdog’s trademark iconoclastic passion at #punkagm
Chris 11:09 AM: Two penniless Gonzo beer journalists are forced to walk into Aberdeen from the aecc. If you give us a lift our Editor will recompense you.
Chris 11:20 AM: Not helping matters is the fact I appear to have a bad case of skanker’s ankle. #skankles
Chris 1:00 PM: Here’s @matt_rnr chilling with the @BrewDog Ghost Deer at Musa Aberdeen
Chris 1:21 PM: Now @brewdog Aberdeen for more BrewDog beer. It’s addictive stuff #hops
Chris 1:41 PM: Pop up Pirate and craft beer. It must be @brewdog
Chris Hall 2:42 PM: Amazed by the weather up in Aberdeen – clear skies, sunshine and a high chance of awesome craft beer @brewdog
Chris 3:52 PM: Seriously gorgeous weather in Aberdeen. Kind of not wanting to leave…
Chris 4:50 PM: Boarding for plane back to London. Love you Aberdeen #beer #punkagm
Chris 4:57 PM: Close: “one of God’s own prototypes, a high-powered mutant… Too weird to live, too rare to die” @matt_rnr #punkagm
Chris 7:09 PM: We were offered free whiskies before we got on the plane back. #lovescotland
Chris 11:28 PM: Weekend over. Beer was drunk. #punkagm was attended. Great times were had by all. Now to sleep and write it all up. Total Gonzo.