BrewDog further troll Dominic Cummings hinting they'll re-release 'Barnard Castle' IPA but rename it 'Cummings and Goings'

With Dominic Cummings leaving Downing Street, BrewDog have hinted that 'Barnard Castle the sequel' may be released.

Published 16th Nov 2020
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

The Scottish brewer BrewDog has hinted that its popular Barnard Castle eye test IPA may be back, and renamed Cummings and Goings - a nod to Dominic Cummings resigning as a senior adviser for the UK government.

Back in May, fter the news that Dominic Cummings decided to ‘test his eye site’ by driving to to Barnard Castle, BrewDog revealed a tongue in cheek nod to the series of events with a ‘Barnard Castle eye test’ New England IPA release.

Posting on their social media at the time, the team at BrewDog said: “The people have spoken. So, we decided to actually do it. Our limited edition beer is available now for pre-sale.

“All proceeds will go to funding our production of free sanitiser for the NHS & Health care charities.”

The BrewDog Barnard Castle eye test New England IPA were available to pre-order now at £16.95 for 12 330ml cans, and were delivered within about two weeks.

The beer was described on their website as a “short sighted beer for tall stories. Dry-hopped for a juicy hit with pineapple, mango and hint of zesty lime.”

All profits will go towards the brand’s hand sanitiser, production of which started in March – as well as towards NHS health care charities.

The IPA sold out in record time, prompting a second release.

Now it looks like it may return with a new name - Cummings and Goings - a nod to Dominic Cummings leaving the UK government with immediate effect on Friday 13 November.

Despite calls for his resignation in May after travelling to his parents home from London, then taking a trip to Barnard Castle, Mr Cummings stayed on as a senior adviser.

He left late last week over an internal row regarding the resignation of director of communications and a key ally of Mr Cummings, Lee Cain.

Reports suggested that Mr Cummings would stay on until after Christmas, but after a heated discussion with the Boris, 231 days since breaching the lockdown rules, Mr Cummings finally left Downing Street.

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