22nd December

Post Card Brewing

  • ABV: 7.5%
  • Style: Wee Heavy
  • Brewery: Post Card Brewing
  • Origin: Kildare, Ireland

Post Card Brewing Company is a small, but adventurous craft brewery making beers to tempt the average beer-drinker and enthral the beer enthusiast alike.

Scottish ales were traditionally brewed in Scotland and were classified as “light” (ABV less than 3.5%), “heavy” (ABV between 3.5 and 4%), “export” (ABV between 4 and 5.5%), or “wee heavy” (ABV greater than 6%). Scotch Ales, now synonymous with the category “Wee Heavy,” are a twentieth-century invention that primarily represents American and Belgian interpretations of the style.

Scotch Ales/Wee Heavies are malty, rich beers ranging in colour from light copper to dark brown. The climate in Scotland is not conducive to hop production, which explains why Scottish and Scotch Ales have low hop content. These beers typically have an ABV of 7% or higher, so sip slowly and savour the caramel-like qualities of this full-bodied beer. Pretend you’re looking out over the drizzly Scottish countryside. To get into character, say “wee heavy” a few times aloud.

Tasting Notes:

  • Appearance: Murky dark orange, almost brown, with a short-lived off-white head. 
  • Aroma: Bready, Toasty malt, toffee, caramel, fruity esters. 
  • Flavour: Toasty malt, caramel, toffee, plum, and raisins, with a warming alcohol finish. 
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with low carbonation.