Salt Lake City, Utah — Squatters Craft Beers releases two new beers: Wee Peat, a year round traditional Scottish Ale, and Bumper Crop Honey Ale, available during the hot months of summer to introduce Squatters new seasonal lineup.
WEE PEAT SCOTTISH ALE
Squatters brewmaster Jason Stock has been a fan of Scottish ales since his beer geek infancy; it was only natural to design one professionally at the first opportunity. Upon taking the reins in 2011, peat malt was a style he couldn’t wait to explore. “My assistant and I were talking about what beer to brew on a cold misty morning, one of those mornings where everything is starting to thaw and the earthy smells are encompassing,” remembers brewmaster Jason Stock. “We decided that an earthy, malty, smoky beer would be delicious.” A single malt scotch appreciator as well, this seemed appropriate.
They developed a beer that would bring to mind a wonderful early morning which inspired the Scotland golf photograph on the packaging. “Wee Peat is quickly becoming one of my favorite beers we have ever brewed over the past 25 years,” adds head brewmaster Dan Burick. “It is well balanced with truly interesting malt flavors at a perfect alcohol level. Everything has been all about hops for the last five years; this is a very welcoming change.”
BUMPER CROP HONEY ALE
Bumper Crop is a light summer ale originally created to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Salt Lake’s Farmers Market and so beloved by locals we have bottled it for Squatters new seasonal lineup. Our commitment to community continues to brew in the kettle as we use local honey and lavender.
“I really like the subtle flavors generated by the local ingredients. In my opinion, the honey for the most part gets fermented out, but you can pick up a hint. The lavender on the other hand is a really cool subtle flavor. Perfect for a hot summer day,” says head brewmaster Dan Burick. “Both of these beers won medals in May at the North American Brewers Festival, Bumper Crop a Bronze and Wee Peat a Sliver; out of the gate, this is fabulous.”
WEE PEAT SCOTTISH ALE
Doff the cap of this complex Scottish Ale with 5.6% ABV and in a wink you’ll be hearing Highland bagpipes as you sip this smoky, peaty, bonnie good brew. Aye. That’s the high road, that is. 2014 SILVER MEDAL | North American Brewers Association | Scottish Style Export Category
- STYLE: SCOTTISH ALE ÔÇó 5.6% ABVÔÇ¿ÔÇó 27 IBUsÔÇ¿ÔÇó FILTERED
- Available Year Round ÔÇó 12 oz. bottles
- BUMPER CROP HONEY ALE
- Like summer in a bottle, Bumper Crop starts with the gentle aromas of freshly gathered lavender and features local honey for a soft, slightly sweet finish. At 5.5% ABV, it simply tastes bee-yootiful.ÔÇ¿2014 BRONZE MEDAL | North American Brewers Association | Herbed, Spiced Category
- QUICK INFO:
- STYLE: HONEY ALE ÔÇó 5.5% ABVÔÇ¿ÔÇó 15 IBUsÔÇ¿ÔÇó UNFILTERED
- Available May – August ÔÇó 12 oz. bottles
About Salt Lake Brewing Co.
(Squatters Craft Beers and Pubs & Wasatch Brewery and Pubs)ÔÇ¿In 1986, Greg Schirf opened Utah’s first microbrewery, Wasatch Beers and Brewpub in the resort town of Park City. A few years later Jeff Polychronis and Peter Cole founded Squatters Pub Brewery Salt Lake’s original brewpub in 1989. The company currently operates four brewpubs and a wine and ale house. In 2000, Squatters Craft Beers and Wasatch Brewery merged their microbrewery operations for draft and bottle production, creating Utah Brewers Cooperative. To date, Squatters and Wasatch have brought home 17 World Beer Cup Awards and 28 Great American Beer Festival Medals. In 2010, Utah Brewers Cooperative received the prestigious U.S. Mid-size Brewery of the Year award from the Brewers Association.
Squatters and Wasatch bottled and draft beers are available in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. For more information, please visit www.squatters.com and www.wasatchbeers.com.