Ales from Scotland
This Wednesday ♦ Downtown
This week we remind ourselves that the Scottish know beer.
Belhaven Scottish Ale
Belhaven 90 ~/ Wee Heavy
Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Dark Beer
Back in the 1800s, Scotland used to be one of the beer producing capitals of the world. That’s the reason why you can still find people brewing Scottish ales as far away as Belgium and the Caribbean. Sadly, a lot of the old breweries went away after the world wars, but not before Scotland had established its own unique style of beer. Being a cold country, Scottish beers are hearty beers for hearty people, and that means malt! Scottish beers are measured by body with each level given a name based on how much a barrel used to cost (or on what the tax was, depending on whom you talk to). Drink Scottish ales at cellar temperature (50-55º F). And don’t let a Scotsman hear you say you don’t like them or you might get “kilt!”
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02/01 Bold Rock Tasting
02/08 Belgian Sours Tasting
The Usual Unusual Suspects
This Friday ♦ Uptown
Come taste newly released beers and recently released seasonals.
Evil Twin / Two Roads Geyers Gose
Ommegang’s Siren Song
Schlenkerla Smoked Marzen
Most every Friday Uptown we taste a collection of new beers, recently released seasonals, and some “just for the heck of it”s. Stroll up 29 N. to taste what’s brand spanking new in the craft beer world!
[Beers listed may change at a moment’s notice if something cooler comes along.]