Thursday, January 21, 2016

Boxing Rock Brewing Releases Oban Heather Scotch Ale

(Shelburne, NS) - Boxing Rock Brewing has partnered up with Jason "Professor" McDougall to brew something special. Jason won the 2014 Garrison Home Brew-off and had his beer, Professor McDougall’s Weisse-Guy Hefeweizen, released early last year. 

Oban Heather Scottish Ale is 5% ABV made with loads of Golden Promise Malt, it has a perfect malty biscuity base to showcase the 35 kg of Scottish Heather flowers they put into the brew. To balance all the heady floral notes of the Heather, they also added lots of wildflower honey from their producer in the Annapolis Valley, and just a hint of peat smoked malt. A touch of English Fuggles hops were added to balance the whole affair.

Available for a limited time only at select bars in Halifax and Antigonish, as well as in 650 ml bottles at Bishop's Cellar, Rockhead Wine & Beer Market, Harvest Wines, and Cristall Wine Merchants. Additionally it will be available in 1L growlers at the Halifax Seaport Market and the Alderney Farmers' Market on Saturdays from 7:00 AM until 3:00 PM and of course you can also get it at the Brewery retail store in Shelburne.