Rutting Stag by Glen Affric Brewery
American Red Ale, 5%
A blend of 6 different malts come together for a sweet, malty base, accentuated with rye malt for a soft, spicy undertone. Hopped with Centennial & Simcoe, so expect those classic grapefruit & pine notes.
The live tasting of this beer was on 30th December 2021 #BeerBods
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Glen Affric Brewery opened its doors in late 2016. It was founded by father and son duo, Trevor and Craig McCormick, the latter having discovered his love for craft beer a number of years prior, whilst working in Shanghai.
“I was blown away by the range of modern brewing techniques happening in China at the time, so I got a job at the country’s leading craft brewery, Shanghai’s Boxing Cat Brewery. It was here I learnt my trade,” explains Craig.
After further ‘research’ trips to San Diego, the dream of the family brewery started to take shape. Premises were bought and planning permissions submitted in the picturesque village of Cannich, Glen Affric; a beautiful part of the Scottish Highlands where generations of the McCormick family have lived.
They began with a relatively modest 500-litre brew kit, focusing their efforts on the West Coast styles they had fallen in love with during their excursions to the States. For the first nine months, local demand meant beers rarely escaped the taproom, but with a significant increase in capacity and a maturing of product focus, the brewery is now ready to go national.
“We take the quality and consistency of our beers very seriously. We have invested heavily in a state-of-the-art 30hl brewery built to our specifications, making sure we have the ability to expand quickly and efficiently. We increased capacity to brew to 2,500hl in our first year but have increased this by a further 10,000hl of tank space to allow ‘real’ tank flexibility not only for the needs of our base core range but also for our extensive specials series.”
For tonight’s beer we have Rutting Stag. A blend of 6 different malts come together for a sweet, malty base, accentuated with Rye malt for a soft, spicy undertone. Hopped with Centennial & Simcoe, expect those classic grapefruit & pine notes.