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Old 10-02-2010, 03:02 PM   #11
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Yeast from a McEwan's scotch ale was used to create Duvel just after World War 1. . . . .
That's what it was, thanx, I wasn't thinking too clearly on Friday night after 60hr work weekAnd pool with the boysin the man cave
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Old 10-02-2010, 04:20 PM   #12
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Heineken bought McEwans brand in 2004 and closed the brewery. They were brewed at Caledonian.

A much smaller company recently bought the brand and discontinued the scotch. So Heineken is certainly not to blame for this beer being discontinued and this is a counterexample to the notion that only big companies do bad things.

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Old 10-02-2010, 08:33 PM   #13
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Heineken bought McEwans brand in 2004 and closed the brewery. They were brewed at Caledonian.

A much smaller company recently bought the brand and discontinued the scotch. So Heineken is certainly not to blame for this beer being discontinued and this is a counterexample to the notion that only big companies do bad things.
I'd be interested to know the name of this smaller company, does this mean they brew the other mcewans, just not the scotch ale? Do they export?
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:45 AM   #14
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Wow that looks good, what was your source for that recipe? It appears to be really close to me for a 5 gallon batch.

It is for a 5 gallon batch. Very tasty, indeed. I'll have to make it again, it has been quite some time since I made it last.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:52 PM   #15
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Just thought I'd update this, there is a glimmer of hope: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...iness-15167251

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Old 08-23-2013, 04:41 PM   #16
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IT'S BACK!!! Check you local stores, it's everywhere and every bit as good as before, although a tad more expensive, $8/4pack. Well worth it in my opinion.

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Old 08-23-2013, 04:42 PM   #17
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Indeed it is!!! Just spotted it a few weeks ago, and yes, it is still a great beer!! I am very happy!

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Old 08-23-2013, 05:38 PM   #18
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It's a shame McEwen's Export tastes like raw bumholes really.

Don't really see the Scotch Ale here, probably they make it mostly for export markets. Which is weird given the Export is so common up here in Scootyland, you'd have thought the name would mean it gets exported. Wikipedia claims it's an IPA but it tastes nothing like one. Other Scottish beers include Tennent's and Belhaven which are both pish as well, but don't tell any Scots I was ripping on Tennent's or they'll probably rip my entrails out.

I didn't realise it was brewed at Caledonian - Deuchars brew there now assuming it's the same place and their stuff is decent enough http://www.caledonianbeer.com/beers/#permanent

Apparently the bottled McEwen's stuff is now brewed down in Bedford in England, with only the draught being made in Scotland.

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Interesting, thanx for posting. I was afraid a change in brewplace would change the flavour but it seems the same to me. Good to know the export isnt worth exporting, I've never seen it here.

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I have to say that although it still tastes good, I remember it being bigger.

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