Big Ridge Brewing in Surrey did their 1000th brew on December 9th 2016. To celebrate the event they brought together all of their former brewers to do this brew right with current head brewer Ashley Brooks.
Starting from back left working around front to right back Dave Callendar (Current Assistant Brewer), Dave Varga (Head Brewer 33 Acres), Nick Bolton, Ashley Brooks (Current Head Brewer), Tariq khan (Head Distiller Yaletown Distilling), Tony Dewald (Head Brewer Trading Post Brewing)
The beer they made was called the “Brew 1000 Wee Heavy Scotch Ale” and was released February 3rd 2017. The beer poured a chestnut brown with a brown head. The aroma consists of sweet caramel malts, mild roasted malts, earth and some fruit. The flavour is of sweet caramel, roasted malts, fruity, maybe a hint of peat with some mild bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 7.6% with an IBU of 26. I’m not surprised with all of this brewing talent that this was a great beer. Try to make you way out to the brew pub in Surrey or watch their social media to see where the odd keg may end up.