For those of you who don't know who "Scotty Karate" is... He is a local one man band who plays an amazing slurry of honky tonk influenced, punk country songs. His voice is amazing as well as his high energy shows. (Check him out @ www.scottykarate.com) So, we decided to make a beer and name it in his honor. This beer is a big, full bodied Scottish ale. It is 9.75% alc. but it is very smooth and balanced. Since Scotty is also very passionate about beer I asked him to write a description for you, so from the man himself...
Silver medal winner 2007 Great American Beer Festival
A classic Scotch Ale. Scotch ales are typically sweet and malty, with a very subdued dose of hops - just enough to provide balance. AleSmith Wee Heavy is a wonderful interpretation of this traditional Scotch style. Deep mahogany color with nice tan head. Rich, toasty, malty aroma and flavor with a faint touch of smokiness. A tinge of hops provides the perfect balance to the maltiness. Full-bodied, smooth and warming.
AleSmith's Wee Heavy is an outstanding accompaniment to gamier meats, including venison or wild boar. Also great with grilled steak.
A Scottish-style brown ale with an attractive dark cherry color; a soft, lightly chewy body and a hint of licorice in its malt character. Rich and dark yet not too strong. 1996 Best Show at the Chicago Real Ale Festival.
This chewy Scotch ale pairs beautifully with smoked or grilled meats, particularly gamey meats such as rabbit or venison.