Miniature bottle hops onto the market

SCOTTISH craft beer specialist BrewDog has launched a 22% miniature hit of hops sold in 100ml bottles produced by Beatson Clark.

Hop Shot is described by BrewDog as “a high-velocity hop hit” and is achieved through ice distillation, which is said to concentrate strength and flavour by removing the ice that forms during the brewing process.

The beer is brewed using five North American hop varieties –  Centennial, Columbus, Simcoe, Citra and Amarillo.

“This was a challenging design as we had to maintain the small capacity while meeting the height requirements of the filling equipment,” said Chris Palmer, business development manager at Beatson Clark. “Even though it’s a small bottle we were still able to emboss the BrewDog logo on the neck to complement the Abstrakt bottle we designed for them at the same time.”

Beatson Clark said the Hop Shot bottle complements the 375ml embossed Champagne-style beer bottle which the company recently designed for BrewDog’s Abstrakt range of occasional brews.

“BrewDog is a long-standing customer of ours and we’re always happy to be asked to produce a new bottle for them,” Chris added.