It's almost here! The 2017 release of Bourbon Barrel Age Fat Scotch Ale. Join us at the TAPROOM March 30th for the extremely limited bottle release, starting at NOON.
Ever since its debut in 2000, Fat Scotch Ale has been a favorite among Silver City Brewery's devoted fanbase. Scotch Ale, an uncommon style in the Pacific Northwest, gets its signature smokey character from the use of peated malt.
Each year, a small batch of this award-winning, mahogany-colored nectar is diverted to Silver City Brewery's barrel-aging room. Charred oak barrels are sourced from Kentucky bourbon distilleries after they've fulfilled their initial purpose (proper distilleries only use each barrel once), and the Fat Scotch Ale is carefully aged over the course of a year in a climate-controlled area of the brewery.
This aging process imparts the rich, vanilla-like flavors of the oak, as well as the toasted, molasses-like qualities of the residual bourbon infused in the wood.
Limited quantities will also be available at select specialty bottle shops and retailers throughout Washington State.