Leaging our "constant companions", the beers you'll always be able to get, we're shifting gears to our sometimes beers. I don't like to claim they're "seasonal", because sometimes I just feel like drinking an Oktoberfest in June.
Tinkerer is my Scotch Wee Heavy. More than any other beer, this is the one I fiddle with the most. Hence the name. My current fascination is adding just a little bit of smoked malt without overwhelming the palette. I had what I think is the perfect smoked Scotch ale at the Mountain Brewers Beer Fest in Idaho Falls, and now I'm on a quest. Tinkerer will always be malty and a little sweet, and somewhere in the 7% - 8% abv range, like a good Scottish Wee Heavy should be.