Category Archives: Dark/Brown Ales

Homebrewing: Southern English Brown Ale

I guess you could call this my house brown ale, since I’ve brewed it a few times and it’s one of my wife’s favorites. I set out to find a nice, malty, sessionable ale with a quick fermentation turnaround when … Continue reading

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No-Li Brewhouse: Crony

From the Bottle:  “Crony is designed to highlight the unique tropical fruit aromas and piney character of Simcoe hops. Layer these distinct hops on a smooth malt body and you get a NW Brown Ale with hints of garnet red.” 5.1% … Continue reading

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Grand Teton Brewing: Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown)

From the Brewery:  “At Grand Teton Brewing, we are very fortunate to live in one of the greatest places on earth. The beauty, wildlife, mountains, clear water and endless activities found right here in our backyard make for an outdoor … Continue reading

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Lagunitas: NightTime Ale

From the Brewery:  “There are two kinds. There is the DayTime kind, which is bright and welcoming and then there is the NightTime kind, which should never be confused with the DayTime. NightTime is dark and deep and may take … Continue reading

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Stone: Double Bastard Ale

From the Brewery:  “This is one lacerative muther of an ale. It is unequivocally certain that your feeble palate is grossly inadequate and thus undeserving of this liquid glory…and those around you would have little desire to listen to your … Continue reading

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North Coast Brewing: Old Stock Ale (2012)

From the Brewery:  “Like a fine port, Old Stock Ale is intended to be laid down. With an original gravity of over 1.100 and a generous hopping rate, Old Stock Ale is well-designed to round out and mellow with age. … Continue reading

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Figueroa Mountain: Davy Brown Ale

From the Brewery:  “Davy Brown Ale is a deep, mocha-colored beer that combines caramel and chocolate malts with Northern Brewer and Cascade hops. Named after a Santa Ynez Valely pioneer, this beer is a true discovery both rustic and refined.” 6.0% … Continue reading

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Frederic-Robinson: Chocolate Old Tom

From the Brewery:  “Old Tom with chocolate is an indulgent rich combination of Robinsons’ award winning Old Tom and the finest cocoa. It is a superior full bodied strong ale filled with the flavour of ripe malt and velvety smooth … Continue reading

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St. Bernardus: Christmas Ale

From the Brewery:  “St.Bernardus Christmas Ale is a dark seasonal brewed in the classic ‘Quadrupel’ style of Belgium’s best Abbey Ales. (10,0 % ABV) Similar to all the beers from our brewery, it greets the drinker with the signature aroma … Continue reading

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Lagunitas: Lucky 13

From the Brewery:  “An ultra-mega-mondo red ale first made in 2006 to celebrate 13 years of brewing ultra-hoppy-mega-malty-mondo ales. Now it’s 2013 and we’re 20 years in. Whoa.” 8.65% ABV Red Ale The Pour:  Poured from a 22 oz bomber into … Continue reading

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