"The Asheville area is a brewing hotspot nestled in the mountains of North Carolina. Tater Ridge was brewed by something of a craft beer super group made up of members of the Asheville Brewers Alliance. We’re fortunate to call these passionate and talented brewers our neighbors, and we hope this unique ale will be the first of many collaborations to come."
"Tater Ridge pays homage to our area’s Scottish Highland history, and its craft brew pioneers. With a hint of down home Southern flair, this Scottish ale is rich and malty, using special floor-malted six-row barley from Asheville’s Riverbend Malting, and has a smooth kick from the use of sweet potatoes, a tasty Southern staple."
Ok, so I have to admit I am not a huge fan of sweet potatoes unless you mash them and put in some chipotle peppers with adobo sauce (personal preference). So my review of the Tater Ridge Scottish Ale is bitter sweet, if you'll pardon the pun. It is a transparent Scottish Ale with a dark red/amber appearance and a good head when initially poured without a lot of carbonation that is noticeable as it is resting. The smell is actually sort of thick and rich with a hint of sweet potato, I swore I could smell it in there. It feels clean and refreshing in the mouth with a good malty finish, and not too thick going down. Overall I have to say that I really enjoyed this beer even with my less than enthusiastic feelings about sweet potatoes. This is another solid beer in this 12 pack that I would happily drink again. Oh, and it has 7.0% ABV as well so it is not lacking in the kick department. Note: drinking it by the fire on a cool evening makes it that much more enjoyable.
Referenced from Sierra Nevada.
Beer purchased at Lewisburg Spirits and Wine, located in Lewisburg, WV.