DuClaw Brewing Co. will be adding a second release to its Foundation Series in September.
The Baltimore, Md.-based brewery will be releasing 80 Shilling, a 4.7 percent ABV Scottish ale brewed with fuggle hops as well as pale, melanoidin, carafe and peat smoked malts. The name originates from the practice of charging different amounts for beers of different strengths, with stronger or higher quality beers costing more than milder ones. While the shilling names were never firmly attached to exact strength ranges, 80 shilling ales historically came in between 4 percent and 5.5 percent ABV.
This is the second release in DuClaw’s Foundation Series, which the brewery says will include “basic, traditional styles brewed to perfection.” The first beer in the series, , (4.5 percent ABV) a German-style Kölsch, was released in June.
According to Laura Day, vp of sales at DuClaw, 80 Shilling will be packaged in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles and will be released in September.