Wednesday, January 29, 2020

165. Black Acre Brewing Company (Indianapolis, IN) - Carver’s Army

No description that I can locate, apart from “peanut butter porter.” We tried out the new Black Acre Loft downtown this past weekend, and this was one of the lovely options they had available for carry-out. It’s very dark, and it has a soft peanut butter flavor that works well with the bitter chocolate malt. Maybe not quite as interesting as the peanut butter version of Quaff ON’s Busted Knuckle, but a damn close second.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

164. BrewDog (Columbus, OH) - Pulp Patriot

“New England to the power of two. This Juggernaut of a double IPA weighs in at 9.5%, delivering a payload of big fruit with mango and peach front and center. Milk sugar builds and rounds out the fully juicy notes.”

The description on the website says, “intense stewed raspberry aromas and gigantic jammy flavour.” The description on the can is the one about mango and peach, and that’s what the beer tastes like. Starts off smooth and sweet when it’s cold, and then sharpens up a little as it warms. It’s a little bit too heavy for me, both in terms of flavor and alcohol—but lovely, in its way. Extraordinarily romantic, but I’m not going to explain that.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

163. Horny Goat Brewing Co. (Milwaukee, WI) - Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter

“This award winning porter gets its luscious dark color from the generous use of roasted malts. We bring just the right amount of hops to the party to balance out that malt backbone and let the stars of the show shine. You will get heavy notes of chocolate and peanut butter to question whether you’re drinking a glass of delicious suds or popping a peanut butter cup in your mouth.”

Very similar to the Peanut Butter Busted Knuckle from Quaff ON!, but more aggressively flavored and much sweeter. Not bad, but more than one at a time is awfully heavy.

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

162. Terre Haute Brewing Co. (Terre Haute, IN) - Stiffy Green

“Indiana is known for ‘Stranger Things,’ but the strangest by far is the Legend of Stiffy Green. J.C. Heinl, a resident of Terre Haute, passed away in 1920 and his beloved bulldog, Stiffy, stayed at his grave until he died as well. Since then, there have been cemetery sightings of a ghostly dog with glowing green eyes. Spooky smooth with a hoppy bite.”

Smooth, yes. Bite…not so much. Light tropical flavors and very easy to drink. Not particularly interesting, but not bad at all.