Cigar City / Dunedin–Auld Alliance

25 August 2011

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Yesterday we brought you the keg version of Cigar City Brewing Auld Alliance…and today we have the bottle label for this Biere de Scotch Ale co-brew with Dunedin Brewery.  This 9% ABV brew will be packaged in the traditional 750ml bottles.  

Dunedin Brewery is Florida’s oldest Craft Brewery. Cigar City Brewing is one of the youngest. In fact CCB’s founder got his start in the craft beer business as a sales rep for Dunedin brewery.

Started in 1996, in the Scottish Heritage town of Dunedin, FL, Founder Michael Bryant & his staff at Dunedin Brewery displayed a tenacity that resulted in a staying power many breweries opened in the 90’s were unable to match. It also resulted in a lot of really good local beer! 15 years of it in fact. Ov

er the years, Dunedin has had a major impact on the Florida beer scene and served as an inspiration for those that followed it. In its role as Elder Statesman, Dunedin has both inspired and provided a model & it is in that spirit of cooperation & guidance that we present Auld Alliance. 

Auld Alliance (Vielle Alliance) was the alliance of kingdoms between Scotland and France from 1295 and 1560 which profoundly shaped the legal, military, cultural & even culinary makeup of both countries. It also provides a good historical analogy for the spirit of cooperation possessed by so many who work to create hand-crafted beer.

Auld Alliance is a Scotch Ale reflecting the Scottish contribution to the Alliance fermented with a Saison yeast strain that's origin is traced back to France.”

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