image courtesy of Granville Island BrewingVancouver, BC, Canada - A few months ago we mentioned Granville Island's release of their Lion Winter Ale, and this time around they are serving up another seasonal, to match the onslaught of melting snow, with a Scottish Ale.

Listed as "full-bodied and bold ... ", you should start seeing this beer on shelves by now.

Here is what the brewery had to say about their Spring seasonal Scottish Ale.

Chestnut brown in colour, Scottish Ale is definitively malt-forward, with layers of big roasted and malted barley flavours.

We’re full of Highland pride! The rich malty flavours of our Scottish Ale taste great with a hearty winter roast or game, and perhaps a Forfar Bridie if you can find one this side of the Atlantic,” says Granville Island brewmaster Vern Lambourne.

Classically brewed Scotch ales add flavour and body to sauces without the bitterness of high-hopped varieties such as IPAs. The smooth, malty barley flavours enrich sauces and reductions. Try serving roast beef and Scottish Ale gravy, with a side of winter root vegetable mash made from Pemberton organic potatoes, carrots, and celeriac. For the sweet tooth at the table, Scottish Ale’s flavour nicely complements bittersweet 70 percent cocoa dark chocolate.

But, for those of you that need that extra incentive, the brewery would like to offer you this invitation. Starting on January 25th, the brewery will be celebrating Robbie Burns Day, which might be the right time to enjoy a pint of Scottish Ale and salute a famous poet, in one swallow.. However, because of liquor laws it should be mentioned that there will only be one pint per person.

As always this beer is a limited release and is only available (in bottles) at select BC Liquor Stores and of course at the Taproom. Additionally, you can expect to find this beer on draft at select pub and restaurants throughout Vancouver.

About Granville Island Brewing (GIB)

Established is 1984, Granville Island Brewing (GIB) is Canada’s first microbrewery offering a variety of award-winning beers which are brewed and sold here in BC. GIB is dedicated to handcrafting only the finest premium beers that are 100 per cent all-natural and brewed in small batches to provide consumers with the ultimate tasting experience.  In celebration of their West Coast heritage GIB names each beer after iconic Vancouver locations that embody the local lifestyle. From the original Island Lager and English Bay Pale Ale, to Cypress Honey Lager, and now their latest innovation; Brockton IPA, GIB continues to produce a diverse portfolio of beers inspired by life on the West Coast. For more information, visit www.gib.ca.

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