Friday, August 26, 2016

Innis & Gunn

I have been emailing this brewery for a few years trying to get them here in Missouri.   Glad they finally made it.

Limited release

Innis & Gunn Hopped Bourbon Cask Ale...
$7.99 / pint

Following its length time in cask and the blending of dry ops, this beer has developed a beautifully balanced finish. Rich and smooth with an aroma of orange, ripe cherries and lychee.     The beer was transferred into first fill bourbon casks and then dry hopped with a blend of Ahtanum and Hallertau Hersbruker hops for maturation.

Innis & Gunn Rum Aged Beer...$8.99 / 4pk 11.2oz
6.8% ABV
Our Rum Aged is a fighter. Its popularity saw it throw off the shackles of Limited Edition status to clinch a place in our Core Range.  Matured over oak heartwood infused with specially selected rums, its spicy, full-bodied qualities make it a lively sparring partner for a round or two.
AWARDS:  Like its Original elder brother, Rum Aged also won a prestigious Grand Gold at the Monde Selection Awards in 2015, having previously secured gold medals over three consecutive years.

Innis & Gunn Original Scottish Ale...$8.99 / 4pk 11.2oz
6.6% ABV
This is our firstborn brew, whose accidental discovery started our story in 2003. Its originality also lies in its singular taste – notes of biscuity malt and vanilla swirling within a creamy, mellow character.   A pioneering beer, its flavour finds favour with brewing juries, blind tasting panels and barflies alike.
AWARDS:   Original won a prestigious Grand Gold at the Monde Selection Awards in 2015, an honour reserved for high-quality contenders that have won gold medals for at least three consecutive years

Innis & Gunn Dark Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels
...$8.99 / 4pk 11.2oz

This very special dark ale has been brewed in small batches and then matured in hand-selected, first-fill bourbon casks to give it its rich, rounded character. Notes of brown sugar, orange oil and coconut are complemented by an earthy freshness from the hops, and the 30 days the beer’s spent in oak have ensured a satisfyingly smooth finish. We spend a lot of time at Innis & Gunn finding the perfect casks to home the new beers that we make. So many factors can influence the reaction between the wood and the beer, that we like to give the casks the best possible chance of success, by considering things like their age, their previous occupants, their finish, their char level... We’ve selected relatively new bourbon casks for this recipe in order to complement the rich, heady flavours of the beer with a light touch of vanilla and spice from the wood. The casks have also helped to smooth the finish of the beer, making it velvety and very long.

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