Our guest bird Jill checks in with another review!
Up Your Sporran. Sounds like something Han Solo might say to Greedo. Or you can order the beer by such a name at Main Street Brewing. I did, and I fell in love. This Scotch Ale has a light bubble, a hint of smoke, and a sweet caramel flavour. It’s dark, has a low I.B.U. of 20 and comes in 12 or 16 oz glasses.
I have watched this brewery grow from being an odd building with a sign on it about becoming a brewery (it opened later than it promised it would, but the wait was worth it!) to a cool place to hang out. There are trees growing up through the middle of tables, bare bulbs strung up like Christmas lights, a countertop full of yummy treats, and even wine by the glass or bottle.
The Scotch Ale weighs in at 7.5%, so keep that in mind if it’s too far to walk home. But on one of those quintessential Vancouver Summer evenings, when I go for a walk in my neighbourhood, I’m looking for something that reminds me of a weekend of camping. So, Up Your Sporran. Bottoms up!