Here’s a rare one, and something a real beer drinker will appreciate. From Russell Brewing Company, this is A Wee Angry Scotch Ale.
Boasting a 6.5% alcohol content, and only available in a 650 ml bottle or on tap, this scotch ale is dark, strong, medium in body, and has a truly distinct flavour. It’s crafted in the spirit of a 19th century 90 shilling Scotch Ale, and achieves its great taste through a unique malt accent. By adding Scottish specialty malts, including a peated malt, A Wee Angry Scotch Ale is a stand alone beer.
Craft breweries are on the rise throughout North America, and most have a variety of IPA’s, stouts or porters, and flavoured beers. Russell is one of the few breweries to release a Scotch Ale, so it’s safe to say that competition is on the way. Before scotch ale is all over the shelves at the liquor stores, grab a bottle for an event or party. If there’s a scotch drinker, it’ll be great to hear his or her feedback, and if there are beer drinkers, you’re sure to see some smiling faces before the bottle is empty.
Along with these reasons, Russell Brewing Company landed themselves a bronze medal at the 2010 World Beer Cup. So if you’re in the mood for something new, and legitimately unique, track down a pint of A Wee Angry Scotch Ale.
Photo by Brianne Adams Photography.