Now you can Ride the Lion. The brewery has aged a wee heavy scotch ale in bourbon barrels.
Descended from a notorious clan of Scottish lore, head brewery Dan Lipke channeled the Tartan tapestry encoded in his DNA to create a formidable Wee Heavy. The beer has been aged 100% in fresh bourbon barrels. Ask yourself, “Who needs to ride the lion?”
Clown Shoes Ride the Lion will be available in 22oz bombers.
Style: Scotch Ale (Barrel Aged. Bourbon)
Availability: 22oz Bombers
F.X. Matt Brewing Company (Utica, NY), brewer of Saranac beers, introduce Saranac Single Malt Scotch Ale.
This one off release joins the brewery’s High Peaks Series. Saranac Single Malt Scotch Ale was aged in whiskey barrels from the Tomintoul Distillery in Scotland. These barrels are over 100 years old and have aged both whiskey and sherry.
Saranac Single Malt Scotch Ale is available in 4-packs and draft for a limited time.
9% ABV, 35 IBUs
Oskar Blues Brewery (CO/NC) is upping their nitro game with the addition of Oskar Blues Old Chub Nitro Cans.
Old Chub has been available on Nitro taps prior to this release. Nitro cans are a first for the craft beer in a can pioneer. Cans officially launch this week in Denver at the Craft Brewer’s Conference. National distribution announcement to follow.
OLD CHUB NITRO utilizes an existing widget technology developed by Ball. The Nitro widget is attached to the bottom of the can and is charged with liquid nitrogen during the filling process. The widget releases the nitrogen when the can is opened, liberating the cascading creamy smooth nitro pour.
Oskar Blues first launched nitrogen infused versions of their beers in 2009, thanks to brewer Juice Drapeau. Offerings since have included Dale’s Pale Ale, G’Knight Red Ale, alongside a few small batch offerings.
16oz/4 pack cans launch Friday, April 11th.
Style: Scotch Ale (Nitrogen)
Availability: 16oz Cans
pic via Oskar Blues
It’s cold in the south, and Back Forty Beer Company (Gadsden, AL) has a beer to help warm you up. Scotch Ale,their latest seasonal, is back on shelves.
“Our winter seasonal Scotch Ale was created for those cold Southern nights. The full body and unique blend of spices does a great job of keeping you warm.” said Jason Wilson, founder and president of Back Forty Beer Co. “It’s also a great complement to hearty winter meals.”
Scotch Ale rounds out the brewery’s four seasonal releases, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. The brewery also teamed up with Chef Chris McDonald of Huntsville, Alabama’sThe Bottle to create a mussels recipe you’ll want to try at home.
Availability: 22oz Bombers. Winter seasonal
7.5% ABV, 26 IBUS
Blue Hill Bay Mussels with Back Forty Beer Company’s seasonal Scotch Ale
1 pint Back Forty Scotch Ale
2 pounds Blue Hill Bay mussels
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 shallot- minced
2 cloves of garlic- peeled and chopped
2 sprigs of fresh thyme
2 fresh bay leaves
1 orange- juice and zest
2 tablespoons soft butter
Pinch of sea salt and crushed red pepper to taste
Over medium heat add the olive oil, shallots, garlic, bay leaves and thyme to the sauce pan and sauté until translucent. Add the mussels and stir to coat well. Add in the Back Forty Scotch Ale, orange juice and zest and cook covered for 5 to 7 minutes. When the mussels have opened, transfer them to a serving bowl with a slotted spoon. Add in butter and allow the cooking liquid to reduce for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour the reduced liquid back over the mussels and serve with toasted pretzel bread.
Monday Night Brewing’s Black Tie Series grows with the addition of Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt. This second series release follows Hipster Hop Harvest Ale, and is the brewery’s first barrel aged release.
The brewery took their year round scotch ale Drafty Kilt and aged it in fresh Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. The resulting brew is full of caramel, a hint of smoke, with lots of vanilla bourbon flavor.
Monday Night Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt is available in 22oz bottles and draft for a limited time.
Style: Scotch Ale (Barrel Aged, Bourbon)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
A few months ago, Beer Street Journal did a teaser of the barrel aging program at Monday Night Brewing (Atlanta, GA).
A little something to salivate over this Monday morning, the first barrel aged offering is ready to go. Jonathan Baker and crew at the brewery aged their year round offering Drafty Kilt in bourbon barrels, for the past few months and have officially gotten the brew ready for kegging.
Monday Night Bourbon Drafty Kilt will soon be available on draft and 22oz bottles. This is the second release in their Black Tie Series.