Broughton Tibbie Shiels Ale
This ale was brewed as a tribute to the eponymous Tibbie Shiels who founded the "Tibbie Shiels Inn" on the shores of St Mary’s loch in the Scottish Borders in 1824 catering to the likes of Sir Walter Scott and Robert Lewis Stevenson. The Inn still serves good food and great beers to this day.
We like to think that she would have been quietly pleased with the resulting dark, full bodied beer with its fine malt flavours and clean fresh hop aftertaste.
Major ingredients are:
Pale ale malt, crystal malt and black malt. Hops are Fuggles, First Gold, Perle and Bramling Cross for aroma.
English Strong Ale
Malty, with complex fruity esters. Some oxidative notes are acceptable, akin to those found in port or sherry. Hop aromas not usually present, due to extended age. Medium amber to very dark red-amber color. Malty and usually sweet. Alcoholic strength should be evident, though not overwhelming. Medium to full body alcohol should contribute some warmth. An ale of significant alcoholic strength, though usually not as strong or rich as barleywine. Usually tilted toward a sweeter, more malty balance. Often regarded as winter warmers, and often released as seasonal beers.