Royal Standard (Clown Shoes Brewery)

Style: Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy brewed with Heather Tips 10.0% ABV From: Ipswich, MA Brewery’s Note: “Descendant from a notorious clan of Scottish lore, head brewer Dan Lipke channeled the tartan tapestry encoded in his DNA to create a formidable Wee heavy. Brewed with Scotisch Golden Promise barley malt, Royal Standard’s deep, malty fullness leads to a hint of floral heather tips. Ask yourself, “Who needs … Continue reading Royal Standard (Clown Shoes Brewery)

Ride The Lion (Clown Shoes)

Style: Wee Heavy/Scotch Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels 11% ABV From: Ipswich, MA Brewery Description: “Descended from a notorious clan of Scottish lore, head brewer 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?’” The beer pours a dark mahogany … Continue reading Ride The Lion (Clown Shoes)

Celtic New Year (Blue Lobster Brewing Company)

Style: Wee Heavy Scotch Ale Aged in Port Barrels 10% ABV Brewer’s Note: “Celtic New Year is a Gaelic festival held at the beginning of November to celebrate Samhain, the end of the harvest season. To honor this event, we have taken our traditional Scotch wee Heavy and aged it in an Arrington Port Wine Oak Barrel. This is the first beer in our Barrel … Continue reading Celtic New Year (Blue Lobster Brewing Company)

Scotch Ale (Berkshire Brewing Company)

Style: Scotch Ale 7.0% ABV 40 IBU’s From: South Deerfield, MA Brewer’s Note: “Sweet and malty with a warming alcohol finish, this beer is perfectly suited for cool evenings during the late summer months. A handful of peat kilned malt lends a slight smoky flavor that harkens back to the traditional brewing techniques of Scotland, when kilts and bagpipes were all the rage. Slàinte!” The … Continue reading Scotch Ale (Berkshire Brewing Company)

Backwoods Bastard (Founders Brewing Company)

Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale/ Wee Heavy 10.2 % ABV 50 IBU’s Brewer’s Notes: “Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts, a bit of earthy spice, and a scintilla of dark fruit. It’s a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.” The beer is brewed with seven varieties of imported malts as Founders Dirty Bastard … Continue reading Backwoods Bastard (Founders Brewing Company)