Surf’s Up!! Life’s a beach, but to make it better we have Cromarty Brewing Co‘s Rogue Wave back in stock and making a splash. It didn’t hang around long last time we had it, so don’t hang around…
What has a hazlenut in every bite? Tempest Brewing Co. Double Cresta does…sort of. And in a rarely seen double whammy, we also have Brave New World in stock – rejoice!!
Well would you Adam and Eve it? – we only went and forgot that it was our second birthday yesterday! As luck would have it, we were out drinking a couple of pints of Responsibly yesterday anyway (Always drink Responsibly, people!) so we did unwittingly celebrate our birthday – how lucky was that?
Yep, on the 27th of April 2011 AleselA was launched on an unsuspecting public at the Paisley Beer Festival.
In the ensuing two years, we’ve sold loads of beer to some lovely customers, made some great friends and managed to offend a couple of the beer industry’s overly sensitive types. Oops.
Still, the good times have definitely outweighed the bad and we’re still standing, more than ready for bigger and better things to come in year three.
And as a 2nd Birthday “thank you” to you, our wunnerful customers, we will add a wee pressie, or maybe even two, to any order placed this week, right up until Sunday 5th May.
You’re very welcome.
New beers just in, all the way from Cooperstown, NY we have a couple of beers from the Ommegang brewery. Not only famous for producing great beers they’re the ones that made the Game of Thrones beer, Iron Throne.
We don’t have Iron Throne but we do have Hennepin, a 7.7% Farmhouse Saison, and Rare Vos, a 6.5% amber ale.
We’ve been looking forward to this. Alechemy Brewing‘s utterly luscious Ruskie Business. An 8.5% Russian Imperial Stout. It’s smooth, dark, and treacley. We tried this on cask at the Larbert beer festival recently and it was wonderful – it has a hint of Black Jack sweets to it Tallulah reckoned. See what you think.
Also some unfiltered German beers from Schlossbrauerei Haimhausen are making their debut in our shop. Interesting stuff. Best look out your lederhosen!
Now here’s something a wee bit special. Bottled Conscience from Innocente Brewing Company. The brewer is a Canadian living in Edinburgh and brewing in Livingston. Mr Innocente is a huge fan of the hops and his beers are legendary for their high IBU’s. Get these while you can because Mr Innocente is returning to Canada soon to start his own brewery.
We have some new beers in from Otley Brewing Company in Wales. There’s lovely now, isn’t it? Boyo…..something about a railway station with an unpronouncable name….etc etc. Our knowledge of Welsh colloquialisms is very limited as you can see, but our love of these Welsh beers isn’t. Get yourself some before news ‘leeks’ out about them, don’t be ‘dragon’ yer feet on this one…okay we’ll stop now :0)
More beers just in from Luckie Ales – more stock of the wonderful 56/- but we couldn’t get much so best be quick or be disappointed, also added Scotoberfest and Munich Dark.
Scotoberfest – A hybrid, red Octoberfest beer brewed with British and German malts and Styrian Goldings.
Munich Dark – a dark Munich style lager with hints of chocolate and nuts.
Now pay attention. We are about to let you in on one of Scotland’s best kept brewing secrets. This is sensitive information and there will be a quiz at some point, so stay sharp!
We have in our possession some more wonderful brews from the fantastic Luckie Ales. Two of them are from the ‘Resurrection’ series – beers from the past that have been replicated by Mr McLuckie. These are: “56-/” – a dark red, well hopped beer with a luscious, complex flavour, last brewed by Maclays of Alloa in 1909. Also making a comeback is the “XXP Porter”. Last brewed by Youngers of Edinburgh in 1841, this is a belter of a porter. Well hopped, black velvet with a smokey coffee twist at the end.
The third Luckie ale Pale 90-/ – a mildly hopped Scottish beer brewed with five different malts and a yeast that accentuates the complex malt character.
Luckie ales are only ever brewed in small batches. They’re amazing beers that are an experience in themselves. They always sell out very quickly and once they’re gone, they’re history. If you want your own wee piece of Scottish brewing history, don’t hesitate, for he who hesitates is lost. And has no beer.
Remember Elixir’s Conviction IPA? “Fruit salad to the FACE”? Weighed in at a hefty 120 IBU’s?? Bloody delicious? Well it’s back baby!! Not only that, it’s brought its Kiwi cousin with it. Introducing ‘Cuzzy Brew’ – a New Zealand Black IPA with Pacific Jade and Wakatu hops by the bucketload giving it a peppery, citrus character. You need these beers in your life. Seriously.