Fall Into a Plaid Habit

Posted October 29, 2018

Category: Beer News, Beers

Fall Into a Plaid Habit

Born a double-mashed imperial brown ale, then matured for 18 months in freshly emptied 10-year Canadian rye whisky barrels, this sturdy ale features checkered notes of rich vanilla, charred oak, warming whisky and spicy rye. With a lingering, boozy sweetness and round, resonant flavor, Plaid Habit clearly earns its name.

Malted Barley
Pilsner, Maris Otter, pale malt, honey malt, Patagonia Caramel 170
Malted Wheat
Flaked Oats
Brown Sugar


Scottish Ale

Flavor Profile
Aroma – Rich caramel, toffee; spicy rye whisky; vanilla
Malt – Toasted, biscuity, caramel
Hops – Minimal, supporting balance
Balance – Malt, whisky
Body – Full

ABV – 13.9%
Bitterness – 9 IBUs
Color – 78 EBC

Poutine, maple taffy, aged Gouda, rosemary lamb chops, brown sugar crusted acorn squash

Plaid Habit debuts starting in the Greater Kansas City Area on Monday, November 5th with other regions that typically see Smokestack Series Limited Release beers like Rye on Rye and Saison Brett to follow in the coming weeks. Look for Plaid Habit in 750ml bottles, four-packs of 12oz bottles and on draft. Please note that we do not have access to our distributors’ delivery schedules and will be unable to confirm when this beer is available near you.

- Jeremy Danner, Ambassador Brewer