Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale!!
Now on the shelves and on draft, Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale brewed right here in Lucan!! We’ve taken the original Scotch Ale recipe and rebuilt it from the ground up.
First, we’ve switched the base malt to an imported Scottish grown Golden Promise Barley Malt. This adds authenticity and complexity with the slightly-darker and nuttier base malt. Second, we’ve blended two seperate smoked malts to add the signiture peat smoke. Despite using more overall smoked malt, it actually melds into the beer much more smoothly. The peat is definately still there, however there are added nuances from the blend. Think of it as taking the original Scotch Ale and aging it for 10 years, to mellow the smoke and bring the nuances to the forefront, ala a great scotch whisky. Finally, a new yeast knocks the beer out of the park. It allows the smoke to work it’s way through the beer, but it also keeps the beer sweeter and bigger bodied. Fermented a bit warmer than in the past, Bancreagie releases great fruit flavor, primarily pear and minerally apple.
I know what you’re thinking; “what the hell does Bancreagie mean?” In paying homage to the large granite aquifer underneath Lucan, and the granite quarry located just outside of town, Bancreagie is Scots-Gaelic for “White Rock”.
In other news, if you haven’t already tried MooJoos Oatmeal Milk Stout, hunt it down. It should have shipped to all of our existing territories. We’re finishing up the details for a great, late, spring seasonal. We’ll brew the first batch this week, however it will need a few weeks of aging before it’s ready to go. Once I make sure that the bottles don’t explode (it’s going to be bottle-conditioned), I’ll send out all the dirty details.
Take care, and thanks for supporting the brewery!
Information via Brau Brothers press release.