The newest additions of seasonal beer have arrived at Glenlaurel just in time for Oktoberfest. We're excited to share our new Scottish craft beers. Picture yourself on the Grand Deck sharing the Historic Ales from Scotland with a beer flight. Crafted from The Williams Bros. Brewing Co., it started life in the humble ‘Glenbrew’ homebrew shop in Glasgow. Now in Alloa, the old brew capital of Scotland, as the last remaining Alloa brewery: A Brotherhood of brewers now supplying our beer the world over.
Fall is a season defined by change, so we're excited to share our newest Flights of Scottish Ales highlighting a range of flavors including pine, elderberry, fruity hints of cedar, and salted chocolate of the Kelpie. Try a bottle of the Skull Splitter or Joker IPA - consider these beers our version of fall foliage.
ABOUT FRAOCH – Heather Ale
Fraoch: The Original Craft Beer; brewed in Scotland since 2000 B.C. The Brotherhood have been guardians of the ancient Gaelic recipe for "leann fraoich" (heather ale) since 1988 and are proud to be the only brewery still producing this unique style of beer and distributing it worldwide. A light amber ale with floral peaty aroma, full malt character, and a spicy herbal finish. This beer allows you to literally pour 4000 years of Scottish history into a glass.
ABOUT ALBA - Scots Pine Ale
A traditional Highland recipe, popular in Northern Scotland until the end of the 19th Century. This "triple" style ale is spiced with sprigs of spruce and pine, harvested in the spring and brewed with only a small token handful of hops. Break out the goblets and pour with abandon. Rich, tawny and best enjoyed at Room temperature.
ABOUT KELPIE - Seaweed Ale
Prior to the 1850's Scottish coastal alehouses brewed with malted barley, grown in fields fertilized by seaweed. This environment gave the barley a very specific flavour which we recreate by the inclusion of fresh seaweed in the mash tun. A rich dark chocolate ale, which has the aroma of a fresh Scottish sea breeze and a distinctive malty texture.
ABOUT EBULUM - Elderberry Black Ale
Elderberry ale has formed part of the Celtic tradition since it was introduced by Welsh druids in the 9th century, where the ale was passed around the people of the village during the autumn festival. Our recipe was taken from a 16th century record of domestic drinking in the Scottish Highlands and is Brewed with roasted barley and chocolate malt, then infused with elderberries to deliver a dark, rich, fruity beer with a strong single hop aroma and satisfying bitter conclusion.
See you for a flight tasting on the Grand Deck!