Brown Ale Tasting Confirmed

Our next blind tasting will focus on Brown Ales! These beers are sweet and malty, with a low to moderate hop flavor, and a medium to full body. American Brown Ales originated in the US in the early 1980’s when brewers started putting their own spin on traditional English Brown Ales. They are generally hoppier than their English relatives, sometimes with citrus hop notes. They tend to range from 4-6% abv, with a moderate to high amount of carbonation leading to a tan-ish/light head. You can find the full BJCP description of American Brown Ales and English Brown ales on the BJCP website. I’m planning the tasting for Saturday August 11th at 5pm, and it will held at The BLVD at Anson apartment complex. There will be a fire pit, BBQ, and of course wonderful Brown ales. Please make sure to Request a Brew for this event so that I can get a headcount. As always, bring a 6 pack of your requested brew (3 bombers or a growler is also ok as long as you bring a brew to throw into the pot). We will also have BIMP Merch available for anyone interested (shirts are $20 and stickers are 2 for $5)! Here’s a list of suggested brews if you need a hand:

Anchor Brewing Brekle’s Brown
Barley Island Dirty Helen Brown Ale
Bell’s Best Brown
Brooklyn Brown Ale
Dark Horse Boffo Brown Ale
North Coast Acme Brown
Left Hand Deep Cover Brown Ale
Lost Coast Downtown Brown
Rogue Ales Hazelnut Brown Nectar
Saranac Brown Ale
Schlafly American Brown Ale
Schlafly India Brown Ale
Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale
Sun King Naptown Brown India Brown Ale
Thr3e Wise Men Brewhouse Brown
Triton Four Barrel Brown Ale
Upland Nut Hugger Brown Ale
Abita Turbodog English Brown – Kyle Alder
Anchor Steam Brekle’s Brown – Erik Howell (sample)
Barley Island Dirty Helen – Stef Korros
Bluegrass Brewing Nut Brown Ale – Michael Mustin
Brooklyn Brown Ale – Matthew Kennedy
Goose Island Nut Brown Ale – Bob Reynolds
Newcastle Brown Ale – Isaac Wagner
People’s Mr. Brown Ale – Dustin Edwards
Rogue Ales Hazelnut Brown Nectar – Jenn Myers
Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale – Mike Hutson
Sun King Naptown Brown India – Dan Arnett
Tyranena Rocky’s Revenge – Malina Sandman
Upland Nut Hugger Brown Ale – Dax Storm

You know the drill. First 15 to Request a Brew get a spot in our next tasting. If you win your name will be forever written in history (…and you’ll also get one of every beer entered 🙂 ) Good luck!

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