On the face of it, this is a clever name – it gets in the two main added ingredients in a sentence. Then you wonder what “making my ginger” is meant to mean. Is someone force-dying your hair? Oh well, it’s a decent effort.
This is another Brewdog Collabfest, created in 2015 with Tempest Brewing, who are based on the Scottish Borders. It’s proper reddy-brown colour, and the base beer is what is known as a “Wee Heavy” or a Strong Scotch Ale, which is a rich and malty style.
The beer, like the name, doesn’t quite work. To begin with, it sounds like a clever mix, the sweetness of honey and the spiciness of ginger coming together in a heavyish ale. Sadly, although you get a fair tang of ginger and a little sticky honey sweetness to start, the flavour is actually dominated by a slightly artificial-seeming burnt bitterness. I have no doubt this is made from good ingredients, but it seems the combination of flavours lead to a slightly back of the tongue, chemical smokiness taste that isn’t terribly pleasant.
I think ginger and honey might work better with a different beer style, perhaps something lighter, but this was not for me.