By Kristy Dorsey

A Scottish-Dutch ale collaboration that was delayed by the Covid pandemic has been unveiled at BrewDog bars across the UK.

Almost two years in the making, the 10 per cent Quadruple-style Practice What You Preach ale has been brewed at the Bierbrouwerji De Koningshoeven operated by La Trappe. Prior to devising the recipe, representatives from La Trappe visited BrewDog’s headquarters in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, to ensure the new ale would reflect “the best of both breweries”.

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After deciding on the Trappist Quadruple style, both then agreed to the addition of heather honey and the use of experimental US hop HBC-692.

“It was winter 2019 when this collaboration was first on the cards, but took a back seat for obvious reasons,” BrewDog co-founder Martin Dickie said. “Finally, we’re so excited to share this truly unique meeting of worlds with you.

“I was inspired by Trappist beers way back when I was training to be a brewer, and for us to create something alongside this historically iconic brewery is a dream come true.”