Sunday, April 11th, 2021

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Ecliptic Dry Fly Scotch In or Out

Ron Swarner

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Dry Fly Distilling is a Spokane-based, award-winning, small batch craft distillery that is a true farm to bottle operation. When Dry Fly’s vice-president of sales and marketing, Terry Nichols, reached out to Ecliptic Brewing owner and brewmaster, John Harris, about Dry Fly’s “Cask and Release” project where they send freshly dumped whiskey barrels to a brewery for a barrel-aged beer, then the brewery sends the barrels back for Dry Fly to refill with whiskey. Harris gave the thumbs up. “Our Magnetar Scotch Ale was the perfect base beer for these barrels,” says John Harris in a news release. “It’s a strong beer at 8 percent ABV, so it could handle the long aging period and heat from the barrels well. We’re pleased with how you can taste the differences between both of the resulting beers. Want to taste the difference? Today’s Peaks and Pints beer flight are the resulting two Cask and Release scotch ales. You may choose between two 5- or 10-ounce tulip glass fills, or pay an arm and a leg for two 32-ounce Campfire Crowler fills. Either way, enjoy Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Ecliptic Dry Fly Scotch In or Out. Guaranteed seating on the Open Table app.

Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: Ecliptic Dry Fly Scotch In or Out

Ecliptic Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale

10.5% ABV, 25 IBU

Dry Fly’s Wheat Whiskey (Cask Strength) is the Spokane company’s highest rated whiskey ever, and it typically drinks much softer than its 120 proof. Ecliptic’s Scotch ale was aged for 12 months in Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey barrels. The result truly tells the story of the barrel with aromas of oak and honey. These play nicely with a slight nuttiness and flavors of chocolate cherry cordials.

Ecliptic Dry Fly Triticale Whiskey Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale

13.5% ABV, 25 IBU

Dry Fly’s Straight Triticale Whiskey was the first commercially available whiskey to feature this wheat strain. Ecliptic’s Scotch ale was aged for 12 months in Dry Fly Triticale Whiskey barrels. The result is a rich ale with aromas of dried figs and cherries. Flavors of vanilla and oak complement a slightly chocolatey and very smooth finish.

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