Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Innis and Gunn - Part 1

Haggis Not Included!


Innis and Gunn


Brewery: Innis and Gunn



Innis and Gunn Oak Aged Beer

Discovery


Hopefully this doesn’t come as a surprise, but I have a fondness for things Scottish. Ironically, I don’t drink Scotch, but if I could stomach brown distilled spirits, that would be the first place I looked.

Following a recent happy experience with an oak barrel aged Scottish brew, when I saw this sampler pack in my LLS (Local Liquor Store), I couldn’t be more excited to try it.


Innis and Gunn Gift Pack

I’m new to Innis and Gunn, and the next few posts will focus on the beer contained in this gift pack. It didn’t register at first glance that there were only three beers in the pack, but imagine my surprise when I opened the box and found the ‘gift’ glass inside, and just in time for Saturnalia. This is the second time in as many months that I got such a gift, and for some reason, I get excited about a gift that probably costs me $5, but costs the brewery under a dollar.


Innis and Gunn Glass with logo


The Beer

I noticed in passing something about these beers that caused an immediate red flag to be raised, and that would be the clarity of the bottle. My belief is that beer needs to arrive with as little light hitting it as possible, and clear glass is worst possible solution. My proof is the shittiest beer in the world may be:



The Shittiest Beer in the World


Recommendation


I’ll review each of these beers individually over the coming days, so please stay tuned.

- Enthusiast