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Beer with a Killer Twist: Drygate releases the UK’s first novel-on-a-beer-can in partnership with Chris Brookmyre

Drygate joins forces with leading Scottish crime novelist Chris Brookmyre to create an IPA that you can read as you drink.

Beer-loving bookworms can now indulge both pleasures with the launch of the UK’s first-ever literature-labelled beer can.

The unique collaboration between Glasgow-based Drygate Brewing Co and Scottish crime fiction giant Chris Brookmyre is named Killer Twist and features the first chapter of Brookmyre’s chilling new paperback Fallen Angel on the beer can. As fans enjoy a taster of the book, they can savour the bold 6% ABV grapefruit IPA inside, which is packed with Cascade hops and toasty rye.

The striking can design features electric blue type, against a midnight blue backdrop, evoking the chilling atmosphere of the novel, as the minimal aesthetic lets the writing do the talking.

Beer and fiction fans are invited to attend the Killer Twist launch night hosted at Drygate’s Beer Hall on World Book Day (5th March) at 6:30pm, which includes a beer tasting, discussion, and book signing from Brookmyre.

A Killer Twist

Pouring a hazy amber with a creamy head, Killer Twist is a medium-bodied American IPA, infused with grapefruit. The 6% ABV beer is brewed with speciality barley malts and rye, to deliver flavours of warming, toasty caramel, cinder toffee and spice, perfectly balanced with the punchy citrus bitterness of Cascade hops and grapefruit peel.

Rob MacKay, Creative and Marketing Director at Drygate commented:

“Scotland is famed for its evocative writers and skilled brewers, and we’re proud to be bringing the two together to promote the incredible literary talent that lives in our community. We’re always keen to raise a beer to local creatives and to make the arts more open and accessible; Killer Twist has allowed us to reach new audiences with great beer and gripping tales.”

Chris Brookmyre, Author of Fallen Angel, commented:

“It would be fair to say that a lot of Drygate went into the process of writing Fallen Angel, so it seems highly appropriate that this collaborative Convergence celebrates both what is on the inside and the outside of the can.”

Killer Twist is the latest release from Drygate’s Convergence concept, an ongoing series of unique small-batch releases which combines creativity in all varieties with the brewing process, celebrating music, art, brewing and beyond.

Killer Twist is available to buy at www.drygate.com.

Killer Twist launch event details

Where: Drygate Beer Hall, 85 Drygate, Glasgow G4 0UT

When: Thursday 5th March

What time: Doors open at 6:30pm

Tickets are available here: https://bit.ly/2w6VRUT

For more information, please contact:

Daryl Ho

Manifest London


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