Millersburg Brewing Co. in Millersburg will release two new beers on Nov. 12, a scotch ale and winter brew. (The beers will be available Nov. 10 to Mug Club members.)
Doc’s Scotch Ale -- which is 9 percent alcohol by volume -- is the second release in the brewery's Imperial Series. The brewery described the beer as having "sweet aromas of malt, caramel and earty-smoke/roastiness, with a slight fruity character."
It's named after Dr. John Duncan, who graduated in 1904 from The Ohio State University, where he also played football. He returned home to Killbuck to become the beloved resident doctor for more than 50 years, the brewery said. His payments included pies and spirits. He is the great-grandfather of brewery co-owner Bill Baker.
Fort Fizzle Winter Ale has "sweet aromas of chocolate and fruit with a slight tanginess offered up by the use of a Belgian stout yeast," the brewery said. "A hybrid of fruit, chocolate malts and Belgian characteristics meld in your mouth to give a beginning touch of sweet chocolate and ripe red raspberries and finishing smooth and semi-dry on the palate. A very easy drinking ale. We highly respect the Christmas ales and felt that we would leave the cinnamon and spices to those that have been making them for years." It is 6.5 percent alcohol by volume.
The beer is named after a local stone fort created by the French in 1863. "The newly implemented draft for the Civil War caused a riot and rebellion by the French," the brewery said. The governor sent troops to quell the uprising. "Two French men were killed and the remaining 50 ran off," the brewery said. "Thus the locals dubbed this legendary Fort Fizzle."