Splinters Strong Scotch Ale Returns From Black Raven Brewery

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I’m quite a fan of Scotch Ales.  Granted, I’m a major hophead and think that single, double and even triple IPAs are still my favorite overall style.  However, when I’m in the mood for something more on the malty side, Scotch Ale hits the spot; particularly ‘Heavy 70’ or ‘Export 80’ Scotch Ale for you beer geeks out there.  My favorite locally-brewed Scotch Ales are Fat Scotch & Fat Woody from Sliver City Brewery, Scotch Ale from Bellevue Brewing and, of course, Second Sight Strong Scotch Ale from Black Raven Brewing (CBM Sponsor).

So, how do you take an already delicious Scotch Ale and make it even better?  Barrel age it!  That’s what Silver City does for their Fat Woody Scotch Ale, and that’s what Black Raven has done with Splinters: a bourbon barrel aged version of their Second Sight Strong Scotch Ale.

Here is some more information from Black Raven Brewing:

2014 Splinters 
Release date: Saturday, July 19th

Splinters is the bourbon barrel aged version of our Second Sight Strong Scotch Ale. Aged for many months in various bourbon barrels, Splinters picks up the best of the barrel for added complexity of flavor. All of the barrels are then combined and the beer is aged for another month in a stainless steel tank to meld and mature.

11.1% ABV

Limited annual release
On tap at the brewery and available to go in 12oz bottles.
Limit 4 per person for bottles. $7.99 + Tax
Sorry, no growlers or kegs to go.
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Sounds delicious to me.  As noted above, there will be no growler fills or kegs to go for this special release.  So if you want to get your hands on some, you’ll have to head out to the Black Raven Brewery in Redmond.  I’m not sure what my plans are yet for this Saturday, but I may just have to make a trip out to Redmond myself to have a few pints and pick up my 4 bottle limit.  If you’re interested, don’t wait.  I’m sure the bottles will go fast.

Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.

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