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Recipe: Epochal Stock Scotch Ale

Forget what you think you know about Scottish “wee heavy.” Courtesy of founder Gareth Young, this is Glasgow-based Epochal’s historically rooted take on a strong stock ale: huge, heavily hopped, and matured for months with hops and Brettanomyces.

Gareth Young Jun 21, 2022 - 3 min read

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For more about this unusual yet historically rooted style, see When Scotch Ale is Stock Ale, with Scotland’s Epochal.


Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.120
FG: 1.017
IBUs: 100
ABV: 13.5%

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