Glasgow’s Merchant City Brewing Company has launched three new cask aged beers along with two new pilot series offerings in time for the festive season.

Two of the cask aged beers have been aged using Speyside’s revered Glenfarclas whisky barrels to create a unique offering for beer lovers.

The Glenfarclas cask aged Jaggery Imperial Stout is a dark, strong stout made with six different types of grain, Jaggery and cold brew coffee, which was aged in the Speyside ex-sherry whisky casks.  

The Glenfarclas cask aged IPA combines our staple hop-forward IPA with a sweeter flavour from the cask creating a delicate balance with the bitter bite of the IPA.

The trilogy also includes a bourbon barrel aged Chocolate Stout with Sour Cherry.   Using the brewery’s new chocolate stout, which features a rich roasted malt character with a bitter dark chocolate taste and aroma of cacao nibs, the beer was aged for four months in bourbon barrels with sour cherries and an extra dose of 100% cocoa chocolate.  

All three beers will be available in 330ml and 500ml bottles and available from the usual independent stockists in Glasgow and Edinburgh priced from £5. The beers can also be purchased as a three bottle gift pack directly from the brewery online at merchantcitybrewing.com

Allan Rimmer, Co-Founder said, “Barrel aging is something we’ve been experimenting with for a while now and Christmas is the perfect opportunity to try something a bit special, so we were delighted to be able to use Glenfarclas casks which bring a truly unique flavouring and provenance to the beers”.

The brewery, which recently scooped three industry awards from SIBA Scotland, has also launched two new pilot series beers: Kristall Weizen, a modern Scottish take on the classic weizen style, using 50% wheat and 50% pilsner malt. And finally, a new Chocolate Stout, a delicious, full –bodied dark beer with a rich roasted malt character complemented by the dark chocolate taste and aroma of cacao nibs.

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