(Lucan, MN) – Brau Brothers is releasing two new beers early this year.
Above is the label approval for Brau Bros. Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale. Here’s the label copy:
“Underneath Lucan sits a large, ancient granite aquifer which delivers classic brewing water for a malty ale. At Brau Bros, we fill in the remaining ingredients to brew Bancreagie Peated Scotch Ale. Named for the light-colored rock itself, Bancreagie relies on a complex and deep malt bill, featuring authentic peat-smoked malt. A traditional Scottish yeast is pitched and ferments a sweet, smoky and malty ale.”
In addition, be on the lookout for Brau Bros. MooJoos. Per a recent brewery newsletter:
“In the next few weeks we’ll be releasing MooJoos Oatmeal Milk Stout. MooJoos blends the silky smooth characteristics of an Oatmeal Stout with the sweet, round body of a Milk Stout.
Many pilot batches were brewed before we settled on a final recipe. The malt bill is extremely deep, which helps to build complexity in the beer. Milk chocolate and coffee are evident, however you will also find cedar, toffee, anise, smoke, and a fruitiness derived from a classic British yeast.
A large percentage of oats is utilized, both toasted and flaked. In the boil kettle, pure milk lactose (from local, Minnesota dairy farms!) is added which will leave the beer sweet, creamy, and big-bodied.
Of course, as with all of our beers, we try whenever possible to use locally grown, raised, processed, and sold, ingredients. We still have some estate barley that is blended in, as well as a few hops from last year’s crop. We’ve used most, and we’re looking forward to expanding our estate production.
MooJoos will be available in bottles and on draft, make sure to ask for it at your favorite pub, restaurant, or retailer. The release will be soft, and we’re hoping for early February. I’ll make sure to check back with a ship date.”