December 09, 2009

Now on Tap - Wee Willy Scotch Ale

Scotch ales are strong ales, also known as "Wee Heavy." In the 19th century Scotland, they'd also be known as 160/-, a nomenclature based on the now obsolete shilling currency. Scotch ales traditionally go through a long boil in the kettle for a caramelization of the wort. This produces a deep copper to brown colored brew. Compared to Scottish ales, they'll be sweeter and fuller-bodied, and of course higher in alcohol, with a much more pronounced malty caramel and roasted malt flavor.

Our Wee Willy Scotch Ale uses Peated Malt in the mash. A “peaty” malt flavor is the result – kind of smokey and sea-salty. Hopping is low but malt flavor and body is pronounced. Beer lovers (or Scotch lovers!) will really enjoy this robust & smoky strong ale!

Brewers’ specs:

55% Pale malt
15% Carapils malt
10%Vienna malt
5% Munich malt
5% Biscuit malt
5% Wheat malt
3.5% Peated malt
1.5% Roasted malt

Hops are a blend of English Goldings and Fuggle, American Willamette and German Spalt

Fermented with McCoy's house ale yeast; cellared 2 months

OG: 20.2 Plato
8.3% ABV

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