Archive for December, 2011

HAZELNUT BROWN NECTAR

Posted in Ales, Nut Ale, Reviews with tags , , , , , , on December 3, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

Rogue Ales, Portland, Oregon

  • 6.2% ABV, 33 IBU’s
  • Good and foamy, light khaki coloured head
  • Nut brown, slightly opaque beer
  • The first aroma is of fresh-baked whole wheat bread. Brown butter, caramel, chocolate, roasted nuts.
  • Slight bitter chocolate and coffee aftertaste. Bitter but also acidic.
  • Good balance. Not too sweet, not too bitter.
  • We tried mixing this beer with the Organic Strawberry Ale from Samuel Smith’s to created a PB and J beer cocktail. We mixed it 50/50. The strawberry totally over powered the nuts. Next time I would try it 75% nut ale with 25% fruit beer.

MAPLE STOUT

Posted in Flavoured Beers, Reviews, Stouts with tags , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2011 by calgarybeerdrinkers

Cannery Brewing Co., Penticton, British Columbia

  • 5.5% ABV, brewed with natural maple syrup
  • Pours a black brew with a tan coloured head that dissipates quickly
  • As soon as the cap comes off, the maple aroma almost knocks your pants off!
  • We equated the aroma of this beer to Quakers Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal, or maple syrup on buckwheat pancakes with a cup of joe.
  • It starts off sweet, but mellows out to a dark roasted coffee, bitter finish.
  • We tried this beer with some crispy bacon strips. We even added it to the beer like a garnish. The bacon fat added another creamy dimension to the beer and the salt opens up the taste buds to make this beer even more enjoyable.
  • The mouth feel is very creamy and syrupy. It coats the mouth and tongue and sticks.
  • I think this beer has great culinary potential. From pancakes, to bbq salmon, or baked into a coffee cake are a few suggestions that might be good to try.
  • This maple stout, and other Cannery Brewing products are available at Willow Park in Calgary.