Bridge Road Brewers is about to launch the fourth beer in their Bar Series of beers, beers brewed in collaboration with some of Australia’s leading beer venues. The latest has been brewed with a tam from Brisbane’s Scratch Bar.
Bar Series – Beer Four
Brewed by: Scratch Bar, Brisbane
Beer name: The Scrotch
Beer style: Peated Oaked Aardberg 10yo Soaked Scotch Ale
We wanted to create a big, malty, complex ale that would pay tribute to the personal favs of the staff behind the bar at The Scratch. The Scrotch is a dangerously sessionable yet challenging beer that backs up the layered crystal malt hues of honey, caramel and burnt butterscotch with American oak soaked in single malt Islay whiskey. Peaty and woody, this ale represents a love for fine craft beer and excellent scotch alike, while the subtle malt sweetness carries those more confronting flavours towards an accessible introduction with those not familiar with Scotch Ales. It should be enjoyed as all ales are at our bar – no dress code, with good friends and fine tunes.
This beer has turned out exactly as planned. A big malty scotch ale, that incorporates a huge range of aromas and flavours (who needs hops?). Smokey peat, big oak, huge scotch influence and caramel/choc malt characters come together in harmony ….
Malt: Maris Otter, Crystal, Wheat Medium Peated Malt.
Hops: East Kent Goldings
Adjuncts: American Oak Chips, Arberg 10yo
Yeast: ESB Ale 1968
ABV: 6.9% (OG: 1.064 – FG: 1.012)
Not filtered or pasteurised.