Dry yeast can be stored in the cupboard with no ill effects as far as I know.
Congrats on the IPA! As far as Scots, I never make them because my wife hates malty beers, so I'm always making the hoppy stuff. It's an interesting style, though. I just got the Classic Beer Styles book on Scots so maybe I'll take a peek at it.
Oh don't give me none more of that Old Janx Spirit
No, don't you give me none more of that Old Janx Spirit
For my head will fly, my tongue will lie, my eyes will fry and I may die
Won't you pour me one more of that sinful Old Janx Spirit