Everett, MA – Down The Road Beer Company is pleased to announce the Patchwork Kilt Scottish Ale, the newest addition to the company’s session beer lineup. This malt-forward beer is hauntingly complex with deep, rustic notes of dried fruit and fresh honey. Patchwork Kilt clocks in at 4.5% ABV, the perfect balance for taking the edge off without losing your wits. This Ale pours a dark copper with a creamy head. The nose is thick and almost bready with a faint hint of currants. On the palate, Kilt is smooth, almost silky, with a delicate, honeyed sweetness that gives way to roasty malt and a homely smokiness.
Each beer from Down The Road draws on a character from folklore often with an emphasis on the region from which the brew originates. The Patchwork Kilt is an homage to the Headless Drummer of Edinburgh Castle, a protective spirit that strikes fear into the hearts of intruders, villains and blaggards who would threaten the ancient stronghold of the Scots.
The Patchwork Kilt was brewed under contract at Dorchester Brewing Company in Dorchester, MA. This is the first beer Down The Road has brewed at Dorchester Brewing Company, Boston’s first and only dedicated partnership brewing facility. In response to strong customer demand for its Fresh, Local and Inspired beer, Down The Road will be opening its own Taproom and Brewery in Everett, MA in early 2017 and is also expanding its contract brewing relationships. The company hopes to brew additional styles at Dorchester Brewing Company later this year while maintaining its existing brewing relationships. Down The Road will be the first Brewing Partner for Dorchester Brewing which opened in July 2016.
To celebrate this partnership and the release of Down the Road’s Patchwork Kilt Scottish Ale, the companies are hosting a release party at Dorchester Brewing Company at 1250 Massachusetts Avenue in Dorchester on Friday, November 4th from 6-11pm. The event will include complimentary traditional Scottish fare from The Haven in Boston, as well as Down the Road Beer merchandise specials. Partners from Down the Road will be on hand to serve up the Kilt. For more information about the event, visit www.downtheroadbrewery.com or www.dorchesterbrewing.com. Starting this week, the Patchwork Kilt will be sold at retail stores throughout eastern Massachusetts in 16oz cans and on tap at select establishments.
About Down The Road Beer Company
Down The Road Beer made its first official mark on the Metro Boston Craft Beer market with the launch of its signature Pukwudgie Pale Ale in April 2015. However, the company’s Founder and Head Brewer, Donovan Bailey, began brewing beer over 20 years ago with his father. Down The Road brings a uniqueness to the Craft Beer market by bucking the trend to create the next craziest innovation. Instead, the company focuses on creating fresh, high quality beer, brewed locally in Massachusetts and inspired by traditional brewing techniques. Down The Road is based in Everett, MA and has already sold its beers in over 700 retail outlets, bars and restaurants. The company plans to open a Taproom in Everett in early 2017 to further deliver upon its Mission to bring beer its Fresh, Local and Inspired beer ‘Down The Road’. Visit www.downtheroadbrewery.com or follow the company on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at @DTRBrewery to find out more.
About Dorchester Brewing Company
Dorchester Brewing Company is a 25,000 square foot partner brewing facility and public taproom at 1250 Massachusetts Avenue, Dorchester, MA. Dorchester Brewing Company provides commercial brewers a turnkey opportunity to produce, package, market and store their beers in a well-located Boston facility. Visitors can enjoy up to 20 different draft beers on tap featuring Dorchester Brewing Company beers as well as partner beers. Dorchester Brewing Company also offers on-site food trucks, events and private events with tours and fresh beer to go. dorchesterbrewing.com