Kainui Brew Co Wire Wallace Scottish Ale (500ml Bottle)
Scottish Heavy (known to many as a 70 shilling, which refers to the tax rate per barrel in the 1900’s). After banning English beer imports in the 1600’s, Scottish brewing boomed, resulting in a peak of 280 breweries three centuries later. Monasteries and women were the primary producers of beer in the early days, prior to the commercialisation of the industry, which lead to a sharp decline in brewery numbers. Following the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, many Scottish people emigrate to NZ. Among those were brewers whom initiated beer imports from Britain and opened breweries including Auckland’s Albert Brewery, built in 1870.
Wiremu Wallace 70 shilling is a nod to NZ brewers of the past. ‘A celebration of malt’. Caramel and toffee characters sit on top of a smooth clean finish making this the perfect session beer.
Scotch Ale was the name given to a strong pale ale from Edinburgh in the 19th century. This was typical of the strong pale ales brewed in Britain at that time - mainly pale barley malt and moderate hopping, and were not that stylistically different to English Strong Ales or Barley Wines. The name however became regionalised so that a strong pale ale from Scotland became known as a Scotch Ale or Wee Heavy. Beers using the designation Scotch Ale are popular in the USA where most examples are brewed locally. Examples of beers brewed in the USA under the name Wee Heavy tend to be 7% abv and higher, while Scottish brewed examples, such as Belhavens Wee Heavy, are typically between 5.5% and 6.5% abv.