This summer sees the release two new pale ales from Scottish Brewery, Innis and Gunn. Wait… Scottish beer? You may be more familiar with Scotch whiskey than Scotch ale, but the country’s beer is worth some exploration, and as Scotland’s Brewery of the Year 2014 (NY International Beer Competition) you should begin with Innis & Gunn Brewery.
If, like Kevin Gibson over at The Alcohol Professor, you are familiar with UK ales, you know they have a more subtle definition of bitter, with less hops than many North American IPAs.
Using a special maturation technique, and herbs indigenous to Scotland, Innis & Gunn’s two latest releases, Barrel Rare Oak Pale Ale, and Highland Ale, give you a smooth summer sip.
Kevin gives you an in depth taste update here: