I was eating dinner at one of my favourite places in Stockholm, Man in the Moon. For dinner I had a regular beer on tap, but after the food, I wanted to have a look at the beer chart. My eyes fell on “Old Engine Oil”, and decided for no particular reason that this beer was well suited for me.
The beer is from Harvieston Brewery. The brewery was founded by Ken Brooker, who has worked for Ford Motor Company for many years. Maybe this is where he came up with the name? The brewery is Scottish and use untreated spring water from the Ochill Hills. This is an ale and is black as engine oil. It is 6% and also gets your machinery going. A good after dinner beer.
It is made on pale malt, roasted barley and malted oats – a good combination. In the making of the beer they also tried chockolate powder and smoked malt, but it did not end up in the final product. Old Engine Oil is well-hopped with the sweetish variety Galena from Washington State, Worchester Fuggles and East Kent Golgings.
It is like silk in the mouth and is absolutely worth a try. Better oil for the old machinery is hard to find!