What an exciting day! I should have a beer today! More specifically, I should have an appropriate beer today.
As luck would have it (naaaah, it ain’t luck), I do have just the thing: my new 80 Shilling, which I call with great reverence: Bon Scottish Ale. Yes, yes, I know; Bon Scott and AC/DC are from Australia–but Bon “Death by Misadventure” Scott, one of the greatest frontmen of all time, was born in Scotland.
Perhaps I should call it, Johnston Ale after my gramps, or William Wallace Ale or even St. Andrew’s Ale. But no, I need to have a beer to commemorate Bon Scott. It’s yummy, a “live wire,” in fact. Built on malt with caramel and wisps of yeast-derived smoke, this “rocker” stops short of being “high voltage” or “TNT,” but satisfies like a “whole lotta Rosie.”
So to speak.
Wanna give it a go? Here’s the recipe:
Bon Scottish Ale
8 # Golden Promise
1/2 # Carapils
1/2 # Crystal (49-64L)
1/2 # Crystal (135-165L)
2 oz. East Kent Goldings (4% alpha–60 minutes)
Wyeast 1728 (Scottish Ale Yeast)
Mashed for one hour at 156F. Boiled first gallon for 30 minutes, then full wort for 60 minutes. Fermented 12 days @ 64F.