No Label

The new BrewDog beer has a lovely label even though the beer is called, No Label. And maybe, when their planned Ohio brewery is up and running, it will be available over here because the cause behind the beer is very worthy and with their usual Scottish aplomb they have used the ingredients of the beer to highlight the issue.

The brewery says that, “No Label is the world’s first ‘non-binary, transgender beer’ designed to reflect the diversity of the area and champion inclusivity,” according to the company’s website, which goes on to explain further that, “This 4.6% ABV Kölsch has been brewed with hops that have changed sex from female to male flowers prior to harvest. We have used these to emphasize that, just like humans, beer can be whatever the hell it wants to be, and proud of it.”

My smattering of agricultural knowledge did not include memory of binary hops so back to my beer library to see what else I can learn about the Jester hop that was used in the beer.

BrewDog will donate all proceeds from sales of the beer will be donated to the LGBTQI+ organization Queerest of the Queer, a U.K.-based group, to support charities for transgender youth.