Originally Posted by orfy
A shilling is/was 5p (five old pennies)
Yup, I knew that much...just never bothered to find out the history behind the beer.
Actually, this thread has inspired me to try my hand at a Scottish ale, myself. I'm a big fan of strong, malty, lightly hopped ales. Has anyone brewed Midwest's kit? Is it good? They list the ingredients on their site, so I could easily come up with an AG variant. Or, does anyone have a good AG recipe they care to share?
BTW, I think I'll call it "Slash Dash," "Eighty Over Naught," or something equally sarcastic.