Hardly a week goes by before I get asked, “Andy, what are you on?” Ok, I’m mostly joking, however I do frequently get asked what I’ve been drinking lately, and regardless of the occasional blank stare, I enjoy answering. No beer review here, just solid consumption and relaxation…
The first, something I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this year from one of my favorite breweries: Dogfish Head (Based in Delaware) Indian Brown Ale. As some of you may be aware, the Indian Brown Ale style is a fairly recent addition to the craft beer industry with its well balanced mixture of rich roasted malts and floral hops. Inside you’ll find some coffee flavor, slight brown sugar notes, and unmistakable floral hops. At around 7.5%, it’s no session beer, but a damn good 2-3 pint beverage. Some area liquor stores carry this, and you can find it (while it lasts) on tap at Bar Louie in Mishawaka.
The other is from another favorite brewer of mine, Stone Brewing Company in California. Their IPA should please hopheads and beer enthusiast alike with its Columbus, Chinook and Centennial hop varieties hitting 77 IBU’s. Sitting at 6.7% ABV, you’ll have just the right amount of boozy warmth to drink a handful of these. This can also be found at local liquor stores in the South Bend area, as well as being on tap at Bar Louie.
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