A Scottish beer to celebrate American independence?
Sure, if it tastes good.
I had the pleasure to sample Innis & Gunn’s “Independence Beer,” and as the daylight faded, I also snapped a few photos on my weather-worn picnic table. An appropriate place as any to consume a July 4th beverage.
Photos and more info after the jump…..
So what’s the inspiration? From the official press release:
This Summer, pioneering Scottish craft
beer maker, Innis & Gunn, launches its NEW limited edition
‘Independence Day’ beer in celebration of Scotland’s centuries-old ties
with the USA. Never before has a beer maker dedicated a brew to this
specific day and, as Dougal Sharp, CEO of Innis & Gunn, explains,
the brand would not exist without the American Oak that is used to
flavor the beer.
Makes sense to me. Anyway, I did enjoy the beer. It receives the “I would spend money to buy this in a store” rating. If you are interested in a more technical review of the beer, there’s always Beer Advocate:
And then of course, an official site:
And I did mention some more photos: