ATLANTA — Bourbon Barrel-Aged Drafty Kilt (BBDK), a slow-sipping variant of Monday Night Brewing’s prized scotch ale, returns just in time for the holiday season. Hitting Monday Night’s West Midtown brewery on Friday, Nov. 16, BBDK will start populating store shelves and pouring at local watering holes across Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama on Nov. 19.
“Drafty Kilt was one of our original homebrew recipes,” said Jonathan Baker, co-founder of Monday Night Brewing. “It’s full-bodied, slightly smoky and sweet character lends itself perfectly to Kentucky bourbon barrels. Our first batch blew people away, so we decided to make it an annual holiday tradition.”
Bourbon-Barrel-Aged Drafty Kilt won a gold medal at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival, and continues to impress. Part of Monday Night Brewing’s Black Tie series, the beer will be available in 4-packs of 12-ounce cans. But that’s not the only Drafty Kilt variant planned. Cinnamon Cocoa Coffee Drafty Kilt (brewed with locally-roasted Batdorf & Bronson coffee) releases on Nov. 30. Plus, a special brewery-only release of three BBDK variants – Tiramisu, Maple Bacon and Apple Cinnamon – will debut at Monday Night Garage on Dec. 1.
Monday Night’s kickoff party at their West Midtown taproom on Nov. 16 includes fire pits and free s’mores kits. “It’s been cold and dreary this week in Georgia, so we thought it would be a great idea to warm some people up on Friday. Plus, BBDK pairs perfectly with chocolate,” said Baker.
ABOUT MONDAY NIGHT BREWING
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Monday Night Brewing grew out of a Bible study. Founded by Jonathan Baker, Joel Iverson, and Jeff Heck, Monday Night Brewing exists to deepen human relationships over some of the best beer of country. Brewmaster Peter Kiley oversees barrel-aging and souring at their brand new facility, the Garage, in Atlanta’s Lee + White project on the southwest side of Atlanta.