What is a Randall?
A Randall is a double chambered filter that allows you to infuse your favorite brew with all kinds of ingredients, like fresh hops for example. It is an original invention of Dogfish Head Brewery, Delaware, USA, and we are lucky to have one of our own here at Vanguard.
At this year’s Beer Bloggers Conference not only were beer writers chatting up #EBBC14 all weekend, but there was plenty of Twitter talk about an inanimate object we all know and love as the Randall. You see, James came up with this brilliant idea to put the Randall on tour to give people the opportunity to taste fresh hop infused craft beer in pubs all across Ireland. First stop was The Norseman (formally Farrington’s) as they poured Blacks of Kinsale KPA through Centennial hops.
It was during this Twitter beer banter that @DubBeerGirl and myself had a lightbulb moment thus #followtheRandall was born. Now you can follow @VanguardRandall to find out where you the Randall will be next.
Currently, the lads at Simon Lambert & Son’s down in Wexford are hosting the @VanguardRandall and have enjoyed Bo Bristle’s IPA with Citra hops. If you are a publican or restaurateur and are interested in featuring the Randall at your place give us a shout.
Want to learn more about the Randall? Visit Dogfish Head Brewery’s webpage here.
For the complete Randall user guide click here.