“Scotchy scotch scotch.” Ron Burgundy wasn’t talking about beer, but in this case it’s applicable.
Yesterday’s Mystery Beer has the right amount of malty goodness to make it a tasty Scotch Ale (a beer style that contains no actual Scotch), but Boulevard Brewing Co. from Kansas City, MO added just the right amount of smoke and other flavors that you’re likely to picture that you are enjoying a smooth Scotch whiskey. In this instance though, you’re enjoying Scotch on Scotch.
From their website:
Style: Oak-Aged Imperial Scotch AleStop in and enjoy a pour of this limited release today!
Based loosely on Snow & Tell and inspired by our love of Rye on Rye, Scotch on Scotch is an Imperial Scotch Ale aged on Scotch barrel chips. A massive malt presence is created by layering caramel and amber malts with just a touch of smoked malt for additional complexity. The exposure to oak chips following primary fermentation allows Scotch on Scotch to coax rich woody, char and vanilla notes along with the essence of Scotch whisky into a hearty, warming beer, a liquid fireplace of sorts. Hopping with Magnum, Chinook and Northern Brewer hops contributes a spicy earthiness to Scotch on Scotch.
Color (EBC) 51
Bitterness (IBUs) 25
Alcohol (ABV) 9.6
Learn more about the Scotch Ale style (of which no scotch is actually added) at the BJCP website.
What’s a Mystery Beer?
Each Tuesday we’ll tap a beer new to our taps, let you know the style, the Alcohol By Volume (ABV), and the International Bittering Units (IBU), and serve it up at a special reduced price. What’s the catch? We won’t tell you the name of the beer, who brews it, or even the area that it’s brewed (well, maybe the area)! You’ll have to wait until the next day to see the update on our website, Facebook page, and Twitter page!
Enjoy the mystery!!