Topic Archives: Scotch Ales

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
Posted in Birdsong Brewing Co., Don't Miss This, Hi Wire Brewing

Hi-Wire/Birdsong “Bird on a Wire” Collab Debuts

Over the weekend, Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, NC) released a new collaboration with Charlotte, North Carolina’s Birdsong Brewing – Bird on a Wire.

Back in February, Conor Robinson of Birdsong Brewing traveled to Hi-Wire. The team came up with a peated wee heavy ale, inspired by the smokey flavors of scotch whiskey. Peated malt that was dried over a peat flame, lends Bird on a Wire its tingle of smoke flavor.

Hi-Wire/Birdsong Bird on a Wire is available now in 22oz bottles at both breweries tap rooms, and bottle shops across North Carolina.

Style: Scotch Ale
Availability: 22oz Bottles
Release: March 13th, 2015

8% ABV

Posted in Headlines, New Releases, Victory Brewing Company

Victory Collaborates on Bourbon Barrel “Earth & Flame”

Victory Earth & Flame

Victory Brewing Company (Downingtown, PA) teams up with Earth-Bread + Brewery (Philadelphia, PA) on a very special bourbon barrel scotch ale.

Victory’s Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski have worked together in the past, reviving Earth’s Baltic Porter with founder Tom Baker. Now, the two breweries unveil a bourbon barrel scotch ale to drink as the weather turns colder.

With a shared love for dark robust ales, the team drew inspiration from the coming holiday season in conceiving this unique brew. The sweet flavors of winter desserts seem to emerge from the complex intensity of the bourbon-tinged ebony ale, creating a smooth, unique and flavorful experience.

Victory Earth & Flame will be available in 750 mL bottles and draft, starting November 26th.

Style: Scotch Ales (Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 750ml bottles, Corked & Caged. ERP $15
Distribution: Brewery’s 35 states

11.6% ABV

Posted in Eventide Brewing, New Releases

Eventide Highlander Debuts Next Week

Eventide Brewing (Atlanta, GA) releases Highlander Scotch Ale next week. The offering is a one-off seasonal, on tap as long as it lasts.

7 malts are used to create this wonderfully complex Strong Scotch Ale. Notes of caramel, toasted bread, honey, dark fruits, chocolate, and roasted coffee are all prevalent. Allow it to warm to cellar temperature to experience the full flavor profile. The sweetness is balanced by a hefty but not overwhelming bitterness. This beer is the perfect complement to the coming, cool fall weather.

Eventide Highlander will make a cellared return in the brewery’s tap room when it opens in 2015.

Style: Scotch Ale
Availability: Draft only

8.2% ABV

Posted in Seasonal Return, Sprecher Brewing

Sprecher Barrel Aged Czar & Commando Return in New Package

Sprecher Brewing Company (Glendale, WI) will release Commando and Czar again this month. Both offerings have been aging in bourbon barrels for two years.

Sprecher Czar is a Russian imperial stout, 12% ABV. Commando is a scotch ale, also 12% ABV.

For the 2014 release, the brewery has changed the package for both offerings to 12oz bottles/ 4 packs. Expect bottles in the brewery’s gift shop immediately after packaging and distribution in mid-November.

Sprecher Czar
Style: Russian Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Return: November, 2014

12% ABV

Sprecher Commando
Style: Scotch Ale (Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Return: November, 2014

12% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Newcastle

Newcastle’s Newest: Caledonian Scotch Ale

Newcastle’s special release series continues in 2014 with the addition of Newcastle Caledonian Scotch Ale.  The scotch ale style got its start in Edinburgh, Scotland in the 18th century. “Scotch Ale” was a terminology for strong ales that were exported out of the city. Strong Scotch ales are sometimes called “wee heavy.”

Scotch Ale is a classic brew that originated in Edinburgh, Scotland in the 18th century. Rich, full-flavoured and fulfilling, our Scotch Ale is a blend of malts with toffee notes and a mellow hop.The beauty of this style is its fulsome malt character that is simply mouth-watering.

Caledonian Brewery opened in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1869. It is the only surviving brewery built in the 19th century. Heineken purchased the Caledonian Brewery in 2004. It is fitting, the oldest Scottish brewery would brew this historical offering.

Style: Scotch Ale
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Arrival: TBA

6.4% ABV