Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale (New Belgium / Ben & Jerry’s)
Brewery : New Belgium / Ben & Jerry’s Beer : Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale Style : Brown Ale / American Brown Ale Variance : Brewed with Cocoa and Vanilla Powder
8 / 10
There’s nothing better than beer being drank for a good cause. These two powerhouses brewed this beer to help Protect Our Winters combat climate change. For those of you who don’t know what climate change is, you are probably republican so let me explain (I still love you all I promise). Climate change is when you have a bunch of old men in congress who bring snowballs in as a fucking show and tell items and try and say that super cold winters dispel global warming. Those people are also fucking idiots but once the world heats up a few more degrees and we’re all living on rafts, I’ll be sure to grab one of these and float around on a tube like I’m in the world’s largest lazy river. I got a little off track there, sorry. Anyways, this is a pretty delicious beer from New Belgium and my only real knock on this brew is that the ice cream created in collaboration definitely edges this one out on the scrumptious-ness. It starts with a a chocolaty borderline coffee bitterness before a nice vanilla sweetness joins in towards the middle before just mellowing and leaving you with a nice dessert like finish. I’m glad I got my hands on this because it really is an interesting take on a style that so many breweries either under flavor or downright abuse like Heath Ledger’s blood stream after a long night with a bag of pills. This is a good pickup for the craft aficionados and fans of the style and as for the newbies, this is a great way to get into better beer and also support a great cause at the same time. Cheers!
A solid if uninspired beer, Day Hike from Two Beers is a summer seasonal “session ale” which just means it’s low alcohol clocking in at a 4.1% ABV. I’m perfectly fine with a low ABV beer and it’s the reason I picked up this six pack.
This beer pours a bright yellow with reasonable clarity.There is a bit of a lemon like tang to the smell but it also smells a bit of lemon pith too. As it warms the smell tends more towards a grassy horse saddle. Two Beers seems to have tried to give us a decently hopped session ale as the IBU’s are up at 41. The problem I’m having is that when I taste it while I get the lemon flavor up front it’s quickly overwhelmed by nothing but the bitter hops flavors giving me no time at all to enjoy any of the possibly subtle flavors front of mouth.
In the end I’m afraid I’m not a big fan of this beer.
i was only allowed one of these, ever. i mean, no more for me, JUST ONE. its hand numbered by joel (mr two beers) 890 out of 1000. also, it was expensive.
so instead of saving it, i drank it as soon as it was cold…. and my god, its the best blonde, double blonde, two blondes on me, blonde on blonde, blondes on redheads…… i’ve ever had! ITS GOOD!! top 6 beers all time, easy.
TOP SIX (why six, why your face?!?)
carb was low to medium low, thats kinda nice. they say this is for the hot of summer, but it tastes like the sadness of winter where you wish it was summer (in a good way)
it was aged in white wine barrels for four months and also brewed with fresh local peaches and cherries. you can taste the barrel aging, but the fruit adds more of a sharpness than actual “FRUIT STRIPE GUM FLAVOR” (thank god)
lastly, im sorry that most to all of you (including me) will never have this again. ITS REALLY FUCKING GOOD