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Mid-week update.

Tomorrow night our Scottish Ale will be making its cask debut at Metropolitan Coffee House and Wine Bar (902 Charles St.) for their regular Firkin Thursday event. For those of you unfamiliar with Metropolitan, it’s a wonderful neighbourhood bar/ restaurant … a solid tap line-up and fantastic food. The Firkin will be available in the upstairs bar from 6pm. The Scottish Ale returns, bigger and bolder, after a years hiatus due to the renovations at The Pratt Street Ale House last January. It’s a completely new recipe, full bodied with an underlying sweetness you’d expect from a Scottish Ale with hints of smoked and peated  malt in the finish and is about 7% abv.

Next Wednesday (13th) The Peeping Tom Porter will make its cask debut at our pint night @ Frisco Grille in Columbia. Also on tap will be the Scottish Ale and 3 Lions so come along, meet the genial brewers and snag a souvenir pint glass.

The Peeping Tom will also be on cask @ Max’s Taphouse on Thursday 14th January.The Scottish Ale & Peeping Tom should be hitting the taps at the Ale House sometime next week. For those of you in the D.C. area casks of Peeping Tom, the Scottish Ale and dry hopped ESB are shipping to Churchkey and ESB should be heading to the Commonwealth Gastro Pub also.

By-the-way, I’m shamelessly promoting January as “buy the brewer a beer month” … yeah, that’s right, it’s my Birthday soon and I have now spent over a third of my life brewing beer …. how did that happen?!

Cheers for now


  1. Alexander D. Mitchell IV says -

    So, would I get any special discount if I showed up at Metro with my original Scottish Ale Thistle glass that Bill Oliver gave to me, like, a decade or more ago?

  2. Steve says -

    “Stranger things have happened at sea” as one of my school teachers used to say!