A pub is giving locals the chance to get a real taste of Dundee by serving pints made using the city’s famous cake.
Dundee Cake beer will be on tap tonight (Friday) at BrewDog on Panmure Street to celebrate its first birthday in the city.
The firm is known for creating unusual tipples and this is no different.
With a taste of cherry, almonds and citrus zest, it’s been made using a secret recipe based on world-famous Dundee cake.
It’s one of two Dundee-themed beers the pub has produced. The other, Discovery beer, was brewed using real timbers from the famous ship.
Discovery was first brewed last year but has just been relaunched and will be on sale exclusively in Dundee for the foreseeable future.
Graham Duff, general manager of the BrewDog branch, said: “We wanted a beer that tasted like a cake to celebrate our birthday.
“We’ve done cake-flavoured beers in the past and we wanted one that was iconic to Dundee for this occasion.
“The beer is an imperial blonde stout made with cherries, citrus zest and almonds and is 8% proof double strength.
“It’s been fermenting away nicely at our brewery in Ellon and has been delivered today in time for our celebrations.
“We’ve only got a tiny 25-litre keg for tonight, so once it’s gone, it’s gone.
“But if it proves popular we may well decide to brew it again for our pub here in Dundee.”
As for the Discovery beer, Graham said: “When they were refurbishing the Discovery we got some of the old timbers which we then smoked and brewed up into malt, which we then used in beer.
“We launched this last autumn as a limited edition but we have decided to re-launch it, both on tap and in bottles. This beer will only be available in Dundee, at our pub and at the Discovery Point visitor centre.”
The label has also been designed in Dundee, by designer Susan Scott of Whimsical Lush.
Founded in Fraserburgh, craft beer firm BrewDog started in 2007 when its creators launched their own brewery selling produce from stalls and out of the back of a van. The Panmure Street pub was the fourth of the firm’s to open in Scotland.