Topic Archives: Scotch Ales

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Monday Night Brewing

Monday Night Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt will soon be canned

Monday Night Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt can

Monday Night Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt, part of the brewery’s special Black Tie Series, will be canned in the near future.

The Atlanta, Georgia brewery took their year round scotch ale, Drafty Kilt, and aged it in fresh Heaven Hill bourbon barrels to create this medal winning release. Check out the Beer Street Journal video below, with brewery co-founder Jonathan Baker.

What do Scotland and the American South have in common? An appreciation for good booze. But that doesn’t mean they always get along. We put our award-winning Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale in Kentucky bourbon barrels and let them duke it out in the cellar. Who won? You did. Oh, also we did. Again. A GABF Gold Meal. No big deal.

Monday Night Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt will be available in 12-ounce cans sometime in November 2017.

Style: Scotch Ale (Barrel Aged, Bourbon)
Hops: Columbus, Willamette
Malts: Roasted Barley, Chocolate Malt, Crystal Malt, Cherrywood-smoked

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Can Debut: Mid-November, 2017

8.5% ABV

Posted in Headlines, Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada Maple Scotch, a bottle potential

Sierra Nevada Maple Scotch

Sierra Nevada Maple Scotch, a future bottle potential by the California/North Carolina brewery.

By the looks of this release, Sierra Nevada Maple Scotch is a malty scotch ale, brewed with a touch of maple syrup.

Scotch Ales are wintertime staples, known for their rich, malty flavors. This robust beer combines that traditional sweet malt flavor with a hint of maple for and added layer of depth, making this intense beer the perfect thing for sipping near a warm winter hearth.

Sierra Nevada Maple Scotch is a 12 ounce bottle and draft offering. The brewery has not officially announced this release.

Style: Scotch Ale (w/ Maple Syrup)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: TBA

7.3% ABV

Posted in Goose Island Brewing, Headlines

Goose Island Proprietor’s could feature scotch whisky barrels

Goose Island Proprietor's Scotch Whiskey

Goose Island Proprietor’s Bourbon County Stout is a variant of the brewery’s widely known barrel-aged series, and may feature new barrel aging in its 2016 release.

In 2015, Goose Island Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout incorporated bourbon barrel-aging, plus maple, toasted pecans and Guajilo peppers. In the 2014 and 2013 releases, the barrels were rye whiskey.

It is important to note, that according to Goose Island the final barrels/blend for Proprietor’s Bourbon County have not been chosen. For now, it seems to be the direction the wind is blowing.

A Scotch whiskey variant is a new spin on this ever-evolving brand extension. Scotch barrels definitely bring a different kind of flavor profile into the mix. Depending on the scotch barrels, the resulting beer could be quite peaty and smoky (Scotch like Lagavulin and Islay). Single malts from producers like Speyside are a lighter, even slightly sweeter flavor.

The Proprietor’s release is designed as gift for the Chicago local and loyal. It’s meant to be a little weird, and fun. Scotch barrels are a new twist.

That is. If Goose Island uses them.

Variants of Proprietors include: 

2014 variant – Made in Rye barrels with Cassia Bark, Cocoa Nibs, Panela and Coconut Water
2013 variant – Rye Whiskey Barrels with Toasted Coconut

Posted in Monday Night Brewing, New Releases

Monday Night Cinnamon Cocoa Drafty Kilt [Released]

Monday Night Cinnamon Cocoa Drafty Kilt

Monday Night Cinnamon Cocoa Drafty Kilt launches Atlanta, Georgia based brewery’s “Clip-On Series” lineup.

The Clip-On Series is a side project for Monday Night, taking one of the brewery’s tried and true offerings and switching it up a bit. The first release was Serrano Eye Patch Ale, followed by Blood Orange Blind PirateSoon, a cinnamon cocoa spin on their scotch ale Drafty Kilt will grace the series.

Cinnamon is a versatile spice. You can stir it into oatmeal , add it to chili, and even snort it (not recommend). We thought we’d add it to our already delicious Drafty Kilt as a special treat. The addition of cocoa nibs makes this treat even more indulgent. Refined notes of spice and dark chocolate abound, making this beer perfect for a cold winter (week)night.

Monday Night Cinnamon Cocoa Drafty Kilt is a draft, and12 ounce bottle offering.

Style: Scotch Ale (w/ Cinnamon, Cocoa)
Hops: Columbus, Willamette
Malts: Roasted Barley, Chocolate, Cherrywood Smoked, Crystal

Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. One-off release.
Release: January, 2016

7.2% ABV

Posted in Boulevard Brewing, Coming Soon

Boulevard Snow & Tell released in seasonal lineup

Boulevard Snow & Tell

Boulevard Snow & Tell, an oak-aged Scotch Ale has joined the brewery’s Fall/Winter lineup in November, 2015.

This new beer joins the brewery’s core seasonal program, that was preceded by another new seasonal offering – Boulevard Funky Pumpkin.

Malt forward, oak-aged scotch ale is now on shelves alongside tried and true seasonal, Nutcracker Ale.

Style: Scotch Ales, (Oak-Aged)
Availability: 12oz bottles. November-December.

6.3% ABV

Posted in Don't Miss This, Founders Brewing, New Releases

Founders Dirty Bastard cans release in November

Founders Dirty Bastard cans are joining the brewery’s year-round can lineup on November 4th.

The brewery launched their first cans back in 2013 with All Day IPA. Centennial IPA cans followed shortly after. Now, year round scotch ale Dirty Bastard can join the fray. The brewery attributes sales of Dirty Bastard kept Founders out of bankruptcy years ago.

So good it’s almost wrong. Dark ruby in color and brewed with seven varieties of imported malts. Complex in finish, with hints of smoke and peat, paired with a malty richness and a right hook of hop power to give it the bad attitude that a beer named Dirty Bastard has to live up to. Ain’t for the wee lads.

Founders Dirty Bastard is available in 12 ounce cans, in 12 packs. ERP $17.99.

Style: Scotch Ale
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft (Current). 12oz Cans (Potential)
Release: November, 2015

8.5% ABV

Posted in Dust Bowl Brewing, New Beers

Dust Bowl 10 Lizzy

Dust Bowl 10 Lizzy

Dust Bowl 10 Lizzy