These are exciting days at the Civil Life with lots of new beers appearing on our list of Civil Brews. Our Scottish Ale season has officially begun with our 70 Shilling Scottish Ale available on tap now. We also recently started pouring the second in our series of “Big Beers,” Big American Stout.
You couldn’t ask for two more different beers. One is light and quaffable while the other is big and robust. As always, there’s something for everyone at the Civil Life.
At just 3.5% alcohol, the 70 Shilling is a true session beer. This beautiful pale orange beer is very light bodied with a clean dry finish. Like most Scottish beers, it’s lightly hopped (just under 20 IBUs). Though light, it doesn’t lack flavor, with a slightly toasty character and some subtle earthy roast notes. It’s easy drinking and delicious.
On the other end of the spectrum is our Big American Stout, a big black beer with 6.5% alcohol and 65 IBUs. This stout is full bodied with deep dark roast character, featuring notes of dark chocolate and coffee. There are earthy undertones and a subtle dried fruit note. You’ll enjoy the complex layers of roasted malt.
These two great additions to our list are part of our commitment to offer the sophisticated beer lover plenty of options. We like to think we have something for everyone. It’s always gratifying to hear customers tell us we don’t make a bad beer. We’d like to show our thanks to all of you, so here’s a promise: we’ll keep making great beers as long as you keep drinking them. We couldn’t do it without you!
The Civil Blog has returned. It is predominantly authored by Civil Life Barman, Dr. Patrick Hurley, who can be found tending to our bar patrons on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. He is also responsible for tending to our draft lines, which is recognized as one of our most important tasks. Special guest writers will appear from time to time. We hope reading this blog will give you much insight about the Civil Life and most importantly help you understand a bit more about all of us that work here and the beers we put our hearts into.