Monday, December 3, 2012

The Tale of A Hauntingly Dark Ale

Inspired by the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, this rich brown ale dubbed [The Quagmire of] Secrets & Murder was brewed on a dark October night.

Pushing the boundaries of the American Brown Ale style it pours a deep brown color with a creamy tan head. Notes of nuts and toffee on the nose are followed by a sweet, dark molasses flavor and medium body. The sweetness is nicely balanced by the earthy, smokey characteristics of the Chinook hops.

Aged for a month in secondary fermentation with a homemade walnut extract brings a slight pepperiness to the finish.

The label was brought to life with the dynamic representation of a large walnut tree, deep rooted with years of secrets. The label was printed on recycled craft paper, like pages ripped from a storybook.

Enjoy if you dare!

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