Beyond The Dram With Glen Affric: Barrel-Aged Beers (Part 4: IPA)

This is the fourth and final instalment in a series of posts about the influence of whisky barrels on a beer. Once a cask’s life of housing whisky is over, it’s still not curtains for that barrel and we have looked at how they have then gone on to influence different styles of beers, courtesy … Continue reading Beyond The Dram With Glen Affric: Barrel-Aged Beers (Part 4: IPA)

Beyond The Dram With Glen Affric: Barrel-Aged Beers (Part 3: Pale Ale)

This is the third instalment in a mini series of posts where we’ve been investigating the effects of ageing beer in oak barrels that formerly contained whisky... purely for selfless research purposes, of course... ahem. Using a series of barrel-aged beers from the good folks at Glen Affric brewery, we’ve been comparing the “BA” beer … Continue reading Beyond The Dram With Glen Affric: Barrel-Aged Beers (Part 3: Pale Ale)

Beyond The Dram With Glen Affric: Barrel-Aged Beers (Part 2: Extra Pale Ale)

With so many whiskies being released right now that have been aged in any type of barrel that has previously housed some other form of alcoholic beverage, it’s a wonder as to what happens to a whisky barrel after its paid its dues. This post is part of a mini series that we are putting … Continue reading Beyond The Dram With Glen Affric: Barrel-Aged Beers (Part 2: Extra Pale Ale)

Beyond The Dram with Glen Affric: Barrel-Aged Beers (Part 1: Porter)

Despite the name’s Scottish roots, for me, this story starts not in the Highlands, but on the Wirral. That is the location of the Glen Affric brewery and taproom. In the last couple of years, I have spotted the brewery’s distinctive antlers logo appearing more and more frequently in pubs and off licences throughout the … Continue reading Beyond The Dram with Glen Affric: Barrel-Aged Beers (Part 1: Porter)