In this special beer blog, we are going to get into the sixth of twelve of beers from Sierra Nevada Beer Camp. This one is partner with Asheville Brewers from North Carolina and it is their Tater Ridge Scottish Ale. Asheville Brewery started in 1998 in North Carolina. There is not much history on their website (www.ashevillebrewing.com). Let us get into this Scottish Ale.
It has a jet black color with slightly tan color head on this ale. The smell has a sweet malty notes with hints of sweet potatoes. The taste has a heavy sweet malty notes with a slight sweet potatoes notes. The aftertaste has a dry malty finish. It is a sipping beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
This rich and malty Scottish ale gets a kick from sweet potatoes, a North Carolina staple.
We’re fortunate to call the passionate and talented folks in the Asheville Brewers Alliance our North Carolina neighbors. Tater Ridge is our nod to the area’s Scottish Highland history, and we hope this ale accented by sweet potatoes will be the first of many collaboration to come.
Here is a desecration from their website (www.beercamp.sierranevada.com):
The Asheville area is a brewing hotspot nestled in the mountains of North Carolina. Tater Ridge was brewed by something of a craft beer super group made up of members of the Asheville Brewers Alliance. We’re fortunate to call these passionate and talented brewers our neighbors, and we hope this unique ale will be the first of many collaborations to come.
We’ve made plenty of new friends in the nearly 30-strong Asheville Brewers Alliance (ABA) since we started brewing in North Carolina. Two of whom—John Stuart of Green Man Brewery and Luke Dickinson of Wicked Weed Brewing—led this collaboration recipe and work tirelessly to bring creativity and a deep-seated love of locally made craft beer to the Appalachian Mountains.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Twitter: @ashevillebrew and @sierranevada
In closing, I do not know Asheville Brewery but I will be trying to trade with my friends out east to get to know them a little better. I was interested on how the sweet potatoes will go over in this Scottish Ale. You can kind of smell them in the aroma. I love the aroma and the color tone of it. The taste is pretty sweet from the malts but I feel like I can kind of taste the sweet potatoes. Overall, I really like this beer. I recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser