Seventh Son Wee Beastie Scotch Ale $15/growler
This wee heavy serves as an homage to highland Scotch whisky, a reference to a Robert Burns poem, and a tribute to mice felled by the brewery cat. It gain complexity from local raw honey (courtesy of Honeyrun Farms) and dried heather flowers. The heather adds a raspberry perfume to the nose and a vinous berry quality to the first sip. The finish is long and complex; caramel and light honey sweeten the faint smoke and toasty biscuit notes.
Obviously, this beer pairs well with haggis, bagpipes, game birds, Mull of Kintyre cheese, shortbread cookies, and kilts…and Braveheart!