January 25 marks the 251st birthday of Scottish poet, Robert Burns (1759 – 1796). Burns is probably best known for his poem, often sung each December 31, Auld Lang Syne.

Consider honoring the Bard of Scotland this Burns Night with some beers from Scotland or those in Scottish styles.

Beers from Scotland
Fraoch Heather Ale (Scottish Gruit) (Alloa, Scotland) @RFD
Harvestoun’s Old Engine Oil (Old Ale) (Alva, Scotland) @Pizzeria Paradiso: Dupont
Belhaven Twisted Thistle, IPA (English IPA) (East Lothian, Scotland) @CommonWealth Gastropub
Belhaven Scottish Stout (Stout) (East Lothian, Scotland) @Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe
BrewDog Dogma (Herbed/Spiced Beer) (Fraserburgh, Scotland) @Rustico
BrewDog Bashah (American Strong Ale) (Fraserburgh, Scotland) @The Black Squirrel
– collaboration brew by BrewDog and Stone Brewing
Orkney’s SkullSplitter (Scotch Ale) (Orkney, Scotland) @The Brickskeller

Scottish-Styles, American Breweries
Founders Dirty Bastard Ale (Scotch Ale) (Grand Rapids, MI) @Bourbon
Oskar Blues’ Old Chub (Scottish Ale) (Lyons, CO) @The Red Derby
Moylan’s Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale (Scotch Ale) (Novato, CA) @ChurchKey

And surely ye’ll be your pint-stowp,
And surely I’ll be mine,
And we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne!