October Beer of the Month – Great Divide Claymore

The Beer of the Month is a series which will highlight the many craft brews featured in the Raven’s Roost Pub.

Beer: Great Divide Claymore Scotch Ale

Brewer: Great Divide Brewing Company

If you name your beer after a medieval Scottish sword, it’s a fairly good bet that I’ll take a look at it.  How could I not consider such a brew for a medieval castle pub?

If you make that same beer as good as Great Divide Claymore Scotch Ale, you’re sure to secure yourself a spot on the Raven’s Roost pub menu.

Great Divide describes their Claymore Scotch Ale as a:

“…tribute to the legendary “Wee Heavy” beers of Scotland. This malty, deep-ruby beauty features lots of caramel sweetness, a reserved hop profile, and a subtle warming character. Unlike its namesake, this beer only requires one hand, but it’ll still make you feel like nobility.”

That ‘warming character’ is one of the things I enjoy so much about the Claymore.  It’s also the reason we’ve picked it as Ravenwood Castle’s Beer of the Month for October – a month in which a little warming is often welcome.

The Scotch Ale is a perfect brew for the transition between autumn and full on winter.  As the temperature starts to drop outside and the skies turn overcast, there’s nothing better than pulling a chair up to the fire and enjoying a pint of Wee Heavy.

So treat yourself like nobility, and enjoy a Great Divide Claymore Scotch Ale on your next visit.

We’ll save you a seat by the fire.

Enjoy a winter getaway by the fire at Ravenwood Castle.


Jim Reed

Jim Reed

Jim Reed is a lifelong gamer who started with the original red box Dungeons & Dragons. After spending 20 years in the corporate world, he decided it was high time that work be fun and struck out on his own. Jim now owns and operates Ravenwood Castle and The Malted Meeple, and spends his days ensuring his guests have as much fun as he does.