Silver City set to release Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale, March 30th

Press Release

Scotland Meets Kentucky with Silver City Brewery's Limited, Bourbon Barrel Aged Edition of Fat Scotch Ale

Ever since it debuted back in 2000, Fat Scotch Ale has been a favorite among Silver City Brewery's devoted fanbase. Scotch Ale, an uncommon style in the Pacific Northwest, gets its signature smokey character from the use of peated malt.

What is peated malt? While malt is being kilned, peat moss outside the kiln is gently smoked over slow burning coals allowing its vapors to drift above the malt. Peated malt is used extensively in Scotland's finest whiskies, hence the similar flavor components found in Scotch Ale.

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In addition to peated malt, rich munich malt, sweet caramelized malts, and heavily roasted black malt compose the tight symphony of monstrous flavor known as Fat Scotch Ale.

Each year, a small batch of this award-winning, mahogany-colored nectar is diverted to Silver City Brewery's barrel-aging room. Charred oak barrels are sourced from Kentucky bourbon distilleries after they've fulfilled their initial purpose (proper distilleries only use each barrel once), and the Fat Scotch Ale is carefully aged over the course of a year in a climate-controlled area of the brewery.

This aging process imparts the rich, vanilla-like flavors of the oak, as well as the toasted, molasses-like qualities of the residual bourbon infused in the wood.

Available for an exceedingly limited window of time, Bourbon Barrel Aged Fat Scotch Ale will be available starting March 30th in specialty bottle shops throughout Washington State and Northern Idaho.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Fat Scotch Ale

Hops: Nugget, Cascade
Malts: NW Pale, Munich, Black, Caramel, Peated
IBU's: 30
ABV: 9.9%

Additional Info:

For most in the Puget Sound, when you look west at the Olympic Mountains you're looking right at the "Silver City". The convergence point right before you jump off into the wilderness of the Olympic National Forest on your way to the Pacific Ocean, resting between the edge of the Puget Sound and the base of the Olympic Mountains, rests Silver City. This Urban-Suburban experience is a sweet brewer's mash of Seattle city life and breathtaking outdoor adventure, all within ones reach. Beer, well made, brings the people of the "Silver City" together in celebration of having it all.

Silver City Restaurant & Brewery is the Kitsap Peninsula's premier destination for award-winning, handcrafted beers, Northwest-inspired food, legendary hospitality, and great memories in a fun, friendly environment. 

Silver City was started in 1996 by Co-owners Steve & Scott Houmes, and it remains a locally owned and operated family establishment. Silver City Brewery's handcrafted beers are available on draft, in 22oz bottles, and 12oz bottle & aluminum can 6-packs around the Western Washington area in bars, restaurants, and grocery stores.

Silver City Brewery's production facility & brewery taproom is located at 206 Katy Penman Ave. in Bremerton, WA. Silver City Restaurant is located in Silverdale at 2799 NW Myhre Rd.

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