Scottish Ale

Ommegang Cup O Kyndnes

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Spotting another limited edition Ommegang brew on my way to the checkout line caused quite a problem as I had two bottles under each arm and both hands full (tip: use a cart of baskets). Having Scottish roots and a curiosity for Belgian beers I opened up this plaid laden bottle. Pouring a reddish/brown hue, […] ... [Read more]

Odell 90 Shilling Ale

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On the docket is Odell Brewing Company’s flagship, the 90 Shilling Ale named for a Scottish method of taxation under which only the highest quality beers were taxed 90 shillings. The 90 Shilling Ale is a nuanced Scottish Ale, toned down in weight without the sacrifice of profile. The result is a superb Amber Ale […] ... [Read more]

Inveralmond Blackfriar

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“Inver” is a Scottish thing! Inverness is the most famous “inver” I assume but “inver” will now turn my thoughts not just to a fabled sea monster in a long, narrow, deep body of water but to beer. This beer is brewed just 2 and a half hours from the sight of the Lock Ness […] ... [Read more]

Belhaven St. Andrew’s Ale

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I think I have found the perfect combination. Scotland, Golf, and Beer! This delicious brew caught my eye in all three accounts. In Jr. High I took golf lessons and enjoyed learning and playing a gentleman’s game. I have also had the privilege of attending the Western Open bringing back fond memories of running down […] ... [Read more]

Bell’s Christmas Ale

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As I was relaxing in my living room with jazzy tunes, a well lit Christmas tree and a freshIy fallen foot of snow, I decide to grab some holiday spirit. I chose Christmas Ale, crafted by Bell’s Brewery in Comstock, MI. This seasonal brew is exceptional! Its malt-driven base along with a hoppy zing is […] ... [Read more]