LONG BEACH, Calif. — Straight off the heels of Beachwood Brewing’s first two bottled beers — Tovarish Imperial Stout and Beachwood Six Smoked Saison — arises two new Scottish-style Beachwood ales from Brewmaster Julian Shrago: Barrel Aged Full Malted Jacket Scottish-Style Ale & Full Malted Jacket Scottish-Style Ale (non-Barrel aged).
Batch 1 of Full Malted Jacket spent one year maturing in sturdy American bourbon barrels. Barrel Aged Full Malted Jacket is a Scottish-style “wee heavy” ale. The beer is rich, malty, and brewed with heirloom Scottish barley containing hints of vanilla and toasted oak that meld seamlessly with notes of toffee and caramel. “Full Malted Jacket marks our first barrel aged, bottled brew,” explains Shrago. “The fact that we are barrel aging at Beachwood is an exciting achievement; seeing the potential, we’ll definitely be experimenting further with barrel aged beers in the near future.”
Recognizing a unique opportunity to release two versions of the same beer, Beachwood Brewing is releasing classic-style Full Malted Jacket as well. This beer brewed with heirloom Scottish barley similar to its barrel aged counterpart. This complex beer endured a 3-hour boil, leading to a decadently rich malt profile with toffee and caramel accents. “We are so thrilled to be releasing these two versions of Full Malted Jacket. Our customers will experience the same beer side by side, crafted two different ways,” explains Beachwood BBQ & Brewing co-owner and executive chef Gabriel Gordon.
Bottles of Barrel Aged Full Malted Jacket will be available exclusively at Beachwood BBQ Seal Beach and Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach on February 23rd.
Bottles of Classic Full Malted Jacket will be available at both Beachwood BBQ locations on February 23 as well as a wide variety of local retailers in Southern California shortly thereafter.