It’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to drop by to see my friends at Four Horsemen Brewing, but yesterday was a perfect day for getting out, drinking down and chatting up.
So I’ve been hearing a lot about their “Winter Warmer” Wintertime Comfort and just had to give it a try. Wintertime Comfort (Strong Ale, 9.7%) is all spiced up with ginger, slightly boozy and described as “liquid gingerbread,” which I certainly agree with. Originally brewed for the Indy Winterfest, they decided it would be nice to share in their taproom, and I’m glad they did. This was definitely my favorite beer they’ve brewed so far, and I applaud the fact that it comes in a pint glass, instead of a snifter.
While there I had a chance to hang out with Stephen Foster, Brewing wizard in charge of crafting their lineup, which is always a good time. He brought over samples of the Blonde and Pale, which he had tweaked the water on to give both a more flavorful experience. They say blondes have more fun, and that is definitely the case with FHBC’s, as they have done a nice job of hopping it up. Although I typically reach for more hoppy versions of Pale Ales (Zombie Dust, Daisy Cutter, etc), I did enjoy the latest iteration of their Pale, due to it’s crisp and refreshing qualities. Bottom line, they are doing their best to bridge the gap between Beer Geeks and the average drinker… so if it has been a while since you’ve stopped by, I think you’ll find there is something for everyone’s taste.
Another reason I wanted to stop by was based on their new 90-something IBU IPA they have been working on; Hop Rush. Come to find out, this must be a fairly popular new beer, as by the time I arrived, all they could eek out was an ounce or two of foam. Although it’s hard to get a complete picture of a beer based on such a small amount, it did have a great citrusy hop aroma and taste. This small amount was enough to catch my interest though, and I’m looking forward to a much larger pour next time.
Thanks again to Stephen and Four Horsemen for their hospitality, I always have a great time visiting.