Craeg’s Scottish Red

6% ABV, 13 IBU
Style: Scottish Red
Malts: Maris Otter, Torrified Wheat, Caramel/Crystal 80L, Amber, Melanoidin, Chocolate Malt, Roasted Barley
Hops: East Kent Golding, Challenger
Yeast: English Ale (SafAle DCL/Fermentis #S-04)
Brewer: Craig Cartwright

Craeg’s (the Gaelic spelling of guest brewer Craig’s name) is a malty and nutty Scottish-style red ale that finishes with a slight caramel flavor.

In the words of the brewer:

“By day, I am a business strategy and software product management consultant.  Evenings and weekends, I like outdoor activities and have been a fan of craft beer since Sam Adams was considered a craft beer.  One of my favorite early craft beers was Baderbräu out of Elmhurst, IL circa 1990.  I have been a homebrewer for the last eight or nine years and have had surprising success.  That said, I had one famous disaster, an old ale   Even my poor college student son only drank it when he was out of all other beer and had no beer money!  I enjoy the process of making beer and tend to stick to “standard” style ales vs. experimental ones with weird and wonderful ingredients.  Just between us kids, I will share one of my time-tested secrets to home brewing–while brewing beer, you need to enjoy a beer, otherwise there is bad mojo.  That’s probably what went wrong with my old ale batch, I must have forgot to pour a cold one!”

RELEASED: 4/13/17