- Style: Brown Ale
- ABV: 5.5%
- Season: Year Round
- Ease to locate: Pretty easy to find in most liquor and bottle shops across in the US
- Color: Reddish brown & slightly hazy
- Head: Generous 2 & 1/2 finger head with great lacing
- Aroma: Sweet with caramel, chocolate and brown sugar notes. A bit of nuttiness as well. It's a beer that smells just as it looks
- Mouthfeel: Light in body, yet still rather creamy for a brown ale
- Finish: On the short side
- Food friendly: Yes. I could see this beer pairing nicely with some good old fashion barbeque. If you want to serve it with cheese, try to play up the nutty notes with an Asiago or Parmesan
Once people get an idea in their heads, it's very difficult to get them to change their minds about something. Wine should always be corked. Eggs are bad for you. Glee is a well written, heartwarming show about teenagers. When in reality, a twist off top is a better capping system to keep your wine from being oxidized. An average egg contains just 70 calories and 6.9 grams of muscle building protein. And Glee is just a sorry excuse for light FM TV starring actors who could almost collect Social Security. I realized recently that I hadn't yet reviewed a canned beer. In my mind, beer from a can is just sort of brew from the wrong side of the tracks. There's something about putting beer in a can that makes me think that it's lower in quality than it's bottled counter parts. It reminds me of childhood summers when my parents would fill the basement sink with ice and cans of Old Style for parties. I didn't want to drink it then and don't want to drink it now.
If course, these preconceived notions about canned beer are just plain and simple prejudice on my part. I know that beer stored in a can is better protected from sunlight, oxidation and destruction from blunt objects. Canned beers leave a smaller carbon footprint because they weight less, which results in less fuel needed to ship. All of these are valid reasons, but still, in my mind's eye, I see a can of beer and just automatically think of John Belushi in Animal House. But even as we speak, there is a grass roots campaign to free the world (and by the world, as usual, I mean me) from the racist views against cans. I expect to see people across the country (and by that, I mean shut ins and bored office drones) changing their Facebook profile photo to a picture of Jesus drinking a can of beer at the Last Supper (because you know that the Son of God would be a craft fan.) I hear that Sean Penn and Angelina Jolie are planning a rally at the Sam Adams brewery as we speak.
|Once the beer is in the glass, I would not suggest trying to crush it against your forehead. Use a friend's head instead.|
|Lacing porn. You know you love it.|
|For anyone who says that canning beer screws with it's ability to create a decent head, remind them that you need to POUR it into a glass first|