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