Find the perfect beer to enhance and celebrate your favorite whisky
*WHISKYBACK BREWING IS FOR SALE!*
WhiskyBack, conceived by whisky and craft beer expert, Stuart MacLean Ramsay, is a family of beers designed to pair with and enhance straight whiskies. Although taking their inspiration from the world of whisky, WhiskyBacks are also intended to be enjoyed as stand-alone beers. We are seeking balance and compatibility between the whisky and the beer, and balance within the individual beer. Each WhiskyBack has a foundation in classic beers and beer styles, enhanced by the ingredients, history and landscape of the spirit. They are versatile enough to enjoy as session beers and pair well with food, especially the food cultures from the whisky producing regions.
And it was all going quite nicely until the pandemic. WhiskyBack beers are draught only, and my beers were sold consistently in over 30 the bars and restaurants of Portland, Oregon. I was about to open the first WhiskyBack Pub (whisky, beer and food pairings) and package the beers in revolutionary 10 oz cans. I have decided not to start up the brewery again so I can focus on my writing career, and intend to sell the brand, beers and concept. I still intend to be on board as the WhiskyBack educator (because of my whisky and beer knowledge, I offer bars and restaurants free, ongoing education programs if they carry WhiskyBack beers.) I also intend to be involved with recipe development and marketing. WhiskyBack Brewing is perfect for a brewery or distillery that wants to crossover and cross market to both craft beer and premium whisky customers.
Contact me at stuart@ramsaysdram if you are interested in learning more, and check out the website for what WhiskyBack Brewing is all about.
A few words about the beers, and please support the bars and restaurants (Accounts in menu bar) that supported WhiskyBack.
WhiskyBack Scottish Red Ale is a malty & fruity companion for whiskies built around barley, the king of grains: single malt Scotch, Irish, Japanese and many American craft whiskies. WhiskyBack Bluegrass Pilsner is a crisp and clean Bohemian Pilsner and is brewed to complement American oak infused Bourbon and Rye. WhiskyBack Frisky Porter tackles and wrestles with the big, smoky drams from Islay and complex whiskies that employ liberal doses of peat reek. Chupacabra! is based on a Helles Lager, with infused chilis and hops that empasize lime and orange citrus. WhiskyBack Chupacabra! pairs with tequila and mezcal. And WhiskyBack Everything's Nutz is our Autumn beer, a brown ale with a hint of filberts, designed, like the Scottish Red as an all-rounder for the entire whisky family.
All were created for the serious two-handed drinker to experience that perfect moment of cerebral bliss.
Cheers and thank you,
The John Barleycorn Home: Stuart is the owner and host of The John Barleycorn Home, a short-term rental guesthouse in Southeast Portland that celebrates Portland & Oregon’s food and drink culture. You can check it out on the airbnb listing, below, but contact Stuart directly for the special “WhiskyBacker" rates!
Stuart MacLean Ramsay, owner of WhiskyBack, has written about, lectured and taught many classes on the subjects of beer, whisky, food and the pairing involved. As an integral part of the WhiskyBack growth program, Ramsay is available to educate and consult on beer & whisky pairing, and beer, whiskey and food pairings. Cheers!