TORONTO, ON – Mill Street Brewery has announced that the Robbie Burns dinners taking place at their two brewpubs later this month will feature the debut of a new beer created especially for the occasion.
Mill Street Tartan Ale is an 8% abv Strong Scotch Ale that was brewed at the Mill Street Brewpub in Ottawa. It is described as follows:
Tartan Ale is brewed with five different malts including British pale ale malt, roasted barley and caramel, biscuit and Munich malts to give it a rich maltiness and deep amber colour. We use an English ale strain from Burton that gives the beer a light “apple” fruitiness to lighten up the malt to some degree. The malt is also balanced with a small amount of British hops used without donating much flavor – hops are classically not a big part of Strong Scotch Ales which are famed for their massive caramel malt tones and warming character.
In addition to the Tartan Ale, the Burns dinners – taking place at the Toronto brewpub on January 24th, and Ottawa brewpub on the 25th – will feature four other Mill Street beers including IPA, Father John’s Ale, Black Watch Scotch Ale and Vanilla Porter, each paired with a different food course. Reservations can be made by contacting the Toronto and Ottawa brewpubs.
Availability details for the Tartan Ale after the dinners has yet to be confirmed.