Category Archives: Scotland

Belhaven Best Ale

4.8% alc./vol., 440 ml canBelhaven Brewery – http://www.belhaven.co.uk/Dunbar, Scotland There’s those “falling bubbles” that tell you the can has a widget.  The reason the bubbles appear to fall is that they are being pushed out of the way by even … Continue reading

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Harviestoun Ola Dubh Ale

8% alc./vol., 330 ml bottleHarviestoun Brewery – http://www.harviestoun.com/Hillfoots Village, Scotland Harviestoun makes a dark ale called “Old Engine Oil” for its black colour.  “Ola Dubh” means “black oil”, and the “12” on the bottle tells you that this blacker-than-night porter … Continue reading

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Harviestoun Bitter & Twisted Blond Beer

4.2% alc./vol., 500 ml bottleHarviestoun Brewery – http://www.harviestoun.com/Hillfoots Village, Scotland This beer, “B&T” to its friends, won the world’s best ale at the World Beer Awards in 2007.  I guess that means it’s pretty good, but seriously, there are so … Continue reading

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Innis & Gunn Blonde Lightly Oaked Beer

6% alc./vol., 330 ml bottleInnis & Gunn Ltd. – http://www.innisandgunn.com/Edinburgh, Scotland If you’re reading this and it’s more than a couple of days from now, you probably have already forgotten that some old evangelist predicted that the end of the … Continue reading

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Innis & Gunn Original Oak Aged Beer

6.6% alc./vol., 750 ml bottleInnis & Gunn Ltd. – http://www.innisandgunn.com/Edinburgh, Scotland Yeah, I’m definitely in the mood for another visit to the brothers Innis and Gunn.  Oh darn it all, they seem to have been out of the small bottles … Continue reading

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Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Oak Aged Beer

7.4% alc./vol., 330 ml bottleInnis & Gunn Ltd. – http://www.innisandgunn.com/Edinburgh, Scotland In 2002, William Grant & Sons wanted to make a Scotch whisky that was matured in barrels that once contained an ale.  The ale would impart a distinct flavour … Continue reading

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