Weird Beard Don't Worry Bee Heavy

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Style
Brown Ale
Country
Britain
Brewery
Weird Beard
ABV
7.8%
Bottle Size
330ml
Serving Temp
10 to 13°C
7.8%
330ml
Britain
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Details

A Wee heavy is a traditional Scottish beer, big on malts, a bit sweet and high in alcohol – it’s designed for a brisk Highland evening. This version, Don’t Worry Bee Heavy, from the brilliant Weird Beard Brewery, weighs in at 7.8% and on the nose, the honey sweetness comes through, but it is on the palate that really surprises. There’s a light, smoky peatiness to it that adds a dryness, but the sweetness is also balanced out nicely by some citrusy hops. Its depth comes from the use of 13 different grains (13!!) including a peated malt. Far from being a cloying, malty ale, its clever use of smokiness and hops lift it markedly.

Brewery Info

Some of the country's best breweries have emerged out of the homebrew scene, and Weird Beard are probably the best example. Gregg Irwin and Bryan Spooner (big beards), made the hugely successful transition to a commercial brewery after winning award after award for their home brewed beers. They launched Weird Beard in 2012, and have since made hundreds of marvellous beers… none boring. As they write: “We love upfront, in-your-face, hop-focused beers, along with classic styles. Proudly experimental and happily non-conformist.” Cheers to that

Alongside the core beers – Little Things That Kill, Mariana Trench, Five O’Clock Shadow, Black Perle – we’ll always be picking up those specials that catch our eye. Pig Smasher anyone?

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