Grand Teton Brewing Releases Latest Cellar Reserve – Sheep Eater Scotch Ale
Sheep Eater Scotch Ale is the newest release of Grand Teton Brewing’s renowned “Cellar Reserve” beers.
Victor, Id – Grand Teton Brewing Company, known throughout the West for their exceptional microbrews, releases Sheep Eater Scotch Ale on January 9th, the final release in their 2009 “Cellar Reserve” series of specialty beers. The 2009 Cellar Reserve beers are dedicated to and brewed in strict adherence with the Reinheitsgebot, the 1516 Bavarian beer purity law. Each beer this year has been brewed to highlight one of the four true beer ingredients: malt, hops, yeast and water.
Sheep Eater Scotch Ale was brewed to showcase the role of malt in the flavor of beer.
This Scotch Ale was brewed with black roasted barley and peat-smoked malt. It was gently hopped, fermented cool and aged cold for weeks for smoothness. It is copper-brown in color with some sweet maltiness and plenty of body.
Try it with ham, roast pork or chicken, roasted vegetables or venison, crème brûlée or, most traditionally, Scottish butter shortbread cookies.
Scotch Ales are some of the world’s most flavorful beers. Scotland’s cold, blustery climate lends itself to the growing of barley and oats but not to the production of hops, which are almost always added sparingly.
The yeast must work at cooler temperatures than is customary for ales, resulting in maltier, cleaner, less fruity or estery, beers. The color often comes from black roasted malt, which imparts some dryness, but because of the lower attenuation and hopping rates, Scottish ales are almost always slightly sweet and incredibly drinkable.
The Cellar Reserve series of beers are unique, different even from other craft beers. Grand Teton’s Cellar Reserves are brewed with specialty hops and malts and unique strains of yeast. Most ales and lagers are produced in 2-4 weeks. However, 3 to 8 months are spent on each of the Cellar Reserve specialty brews. They are also bottle and keg-conditioned, which produces natural carbonation and will blend and smooth the flavors with age. These beers have a long shelf life and don’t need to be rapidly consumed. Proper aging of these bottles creates beers to be cherished.
Grand Teton Brewing releases four different beers a year in the Cellar Reserve line. The production quantity is very limited. Sheep Eater Scotch Ale is available in kegs and unique brown one-liter, flip-top bottles, with captivating labels.
The Sheep Eater Scotch Ale is available at select locations in Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, California, Oregon, Montana, Washington, New York, Arizona, Nevada, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kansas and Missouri! Call the brewery at 1-888-899-1656 for information and availability on this exciting new product.
Grand Teton Brewing Company was founded in 1988 as the first modern “micro” brewery in the state of Wyoming. Today, Grand Teton Brewing Company is in the top 100 craft breweries in North America. Premium microbrews include the 5X gold-medal-winning Bitch Creek ESB, Sweetgrass IPA, Workhorse Wheat and the favorites of the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, Old Faithful Ale (pale golden), Au Naturale (organic blonde ale) and Teton Ale (amber). From their production facility in Victor, Idaho, Grand Teton Brewing Company beers are hand-crafted from only the finest ingredients, including locally-grown grains and pure Teton mountain spring water. GTBC is a green company utilizing bio-diesel and feeding local farmer’s cattle with spent grain from the brew house. Discriminating beer drinkers can find their favorite GTBC brews on tap and in bottles throughout Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada, Kansas, New York and Missouri.