Steamworks taps McGrahamits Scottish Firkin friday

Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 4:57 PM

Steamworks Brewing Co. will continue its Firkin Fridays series by tapping its “McGrahamits Scottish Firkin” at 3 p.m. Friday.

The McGrahamits Scottish Firkin is based in Steamworks’ McDammits Scottish Ale, which features a rich malt character of caramel, molasses and chocolate and 8.5 percent alcohol by volume.

“We then created a drinkable form of graham cracker flavor using honey, molasses, vanilla, cocoa and cinnamon, and added that to the firkin,” said Steamworks Brew Master Ken Martin in a news release. “The McDammits and this graham cracker flavor combination seems like the perfect match.”

A firkin is an old English unit of volume, typically a wooden cask equal to approximately one-quarter of a regular barrel, or nine-tenths of a gallon. The word “firkin” is derived from the Middle Dutch word “vierdekijn,” which means “fourth” as in one-fourth the size. Firkin beer is unpasteurized and unfiltered, contains no preservatives and is served at cellar temperature – cool but not cold.

Steamworks, 801 East Second Ave., began its Firkin Friday series to introduce unusual, specialty craft beers to patrons, and augment its regular offerings.

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