" … Scotch Ales/Wee Heavies are rich, malty beers that typically range in color from light copper to dark brown. Scotland’s climate is not conducive to hop production, which explains the low hop content in both Scottish and Scotch Ales. Usually the ABV on these beers runs at 7 percent or higher, so sip slowly and savor the caramel-like qualities of this full-bodied beer. If you’d like, pretend you’re staring out over a drizzly Scottish countryside. Say “wee heavy” out loud a few times to get into character."
I’m pretty surprised to see stout leading the pack. It’s my preferred beer style in all months but it’s pretty rare to find in a lot of circumstances. Event with pizza and beer? A bunch of pale ales, India and otherwise. New microbrewery? Four IPAs, two hazy things, a lager, a steam, maybe a wheat (although those seem to be falling out of style), and, if I’m really lucky, one dark beer, either a stout or a porter. Obviously meh denizens are not thought leaders or things would be different.