Sit down. We’ve got to talk. The simplest way to describe Dark Subject Matter is an adjunct-free American Imperial stout. But that doesn’t tell the whole story. With 2-row, Munich and chocolate malts in the mix, this beer is roasty and toasty like most stouts. Chocolate is prevalent on the nose, and this beer is silky smooth. Pair it with a hot fudge sundae, a fine cigar or your favorite true crime podcast.
Bourbon Barrel Aged Drafty Kilt, but with more stuff in it. This one will take you back to Grandma’s kitchen with the aroma and flavor of apples, cinnamon…and bourbon.
It’s our Bourbon-Barrel Aged Drafty Kilt, but with more stuff in it. This small-batch version is inspired by the classic Italian dessert, tiramisu.
Bourbon Barrel Aged Drafty Kilt, with more stuff in it. This version is our take on the classic pairing of maple syrup and smoky bacon. For that extra added jolt, we also added locally roasted Batdorf & Bronson coffee.
Cinnamon is a versatile spice. You can stir it into oatmeal , add it to chili, and even snort it (not recommended). We thought we’d add it to our already delicious Drafty Kilt as a special treat. The addition of locally-roasted Batdorf & Bronson coffee and cocoa nibs makes this treat even more indulgent. Refined notes of spice and dark chocolate abound, making this beer perfect for a cold winter (week)night.
What do Scotland and the American South have in common? An appreciation for good booze. But that doesn’t mean they always get along. We put our award-winning Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale in Kentucky bourbon barrels and let them duke it out in the cellar. Who won? You did. Oh, also we did. Again. A GABF Gold Medal. No big deal.
The chocolate, caramel, and roasted malts in Drafty Kilt complement the charred oak and vanilla notes in the bourbon barrels quite well. Notice we didn’t say “compliment.” Scotch and Bourbon still don’t send each other Christmas cards.
Overnight Celebrity is an 11.5% ABV imperial porter aged in maple bourbon barrels with espresso beans and coconut. With aromas of macadamia nut and dark malt on the nose, this beer hides its alcohol content well. The sweetness of the maple syrup stands up to strong coffee flavors, while subtle coconut notes blend well with the vanilla and oak characteristics of the maple bourbon barrels.
Sympathy Weight is a classic wee heavy scotch ale aged in maple bourbon barrels. With aromas of chocolate and raspberry on the nose, this 12% ABV ale has a smooth mouthfeel. The sweetness of the maple syrup balances the smokiness of the malts, resulting in a sultry, layered ale.
Sit back, relax and cruise. I’m On A Boat is an easy drinking golden ale that’s enjoyable floating on the water, or hanging on shore. A low ABV crusher, I’m On A Boat is brewed with Pilsner malt and wheat for a crisp and clean drinking experience. Finished with Lemondrop hops for just enough bite…but at only 20 IBU’s, you’ll need to keep your cooler fully stocked.
Entente Cordiale represents a rare truce between the French and English. This English-style Barleywine Ale has been aged in French Cognac barrels, marrying the best of both worlds. Ugandan vanilla beans, orange peel, and cocoa nibs add further depth.
A roasty scotch ale with a hint of smoke. Full-bodied, but not overpowering. Smokey, but not in a creepy bar kind of way. Sweet, but not obnoxiously so. Sound like your ideal mother-in-law? Fair enough, but it also is a pretty dead-on description of our Scotch Ale. In a difficult hop-growing climate, Scottish brewers relied on other ingredients to impart flavor and bitterness – one such ingredient was smoked malt. Drafty Kilt is a dark, malty bombshell of a beer.