Scotch Ale ABV 8.1% IBU 21 Fermentables: 2-Row, Smoked malt, Roasted Barley Hops: Goldings Scotch Ales tend to be higher ABV beers, with a pronounced caramel-sweet malt flavor, a low hops bitterness, and sometimes a subtle smokiness. This pretty much describes Begbie. But instead of using caramel malt, we opted for an extended boil to concentrate the wort and create that brown sugar sweetness. Begbie is named after a character in Trainspotting. Read the book first if you haven’t already seen the movie. Seriously, read the book first.