Men’n skurrts strong scotch ale is a wee heavy that combines full malt richness with a manuka smoke and a wee dram of Hokonui Moonshine . Best served chilled (6 to 9 º C).
A nod to Invercargill’s Scots forefathers, this winter- warmer is a Tardis inspired drop that will transport the drinker through time and space, not to a remote Highland croft but rather to a shelter hidden in the Hokonui Hills, warmed by a manuka fire fire where those first canny Southerners turned beer into moonshine.
The year was 2011. The Event was the Rugby World Cup. And the place was Invercargill, chosen as host town for both Scottish and Argentinian Teams – and it was only fitting that we make a special beer for such a special occasion.
In 2011 the recipe included peat smoked malt of the original Scottish High Lands; Martin Craig at Beertown says it a little bit differently.
And while it did cause a wee storm in a teacup at the time it also drew such strong support that it’s come back every winter since as a seasonal.
If it’s winter, buy a bottle online.