Pump House Brewery is located in Moncton, New Brunswick, "the hub" of the Maritime provinces. But is it the brewing hub? This remains to be seen.
While I intend to sample more of their fare, their Scotch Ale was not for me. It may well be that scotch ales in general are not for me, as this one appears to be Award Winning. I even passed the remaining five-of-six pack on to my beer-swilling brother Clovis, er, Pete, and he couldn't handle it. So, scotch ales may indeed be an acquired, hard-won taste. Pump House describes its Scotch Ale as:
Deep amber color with a smoky aroma and reminscent of scotch. Flavors of caramel followed by chocolate. Slight bitter aftertaste of roasted malt.I enjoy whisky, but perhaps just not in beer form.