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Founders Brewing Co. Breakfast Stout! Of all the seasonal libations one of my favorites is Imperial stout. The thick texture, malty flavor, and high ABV, make it a comforting choice on a cold day. Founders Breakfast Stout is a classic and has been recognized by beer enthusiasts as one of the best imperial stouts available. Rich oatmeal stout with robust coffee flavor, followed by notes of bitter chocolate and cinnamon. A good beer starts with quality ingredients, Founders uses Sumatra and Kona coffee, but the magic rests in the hands of the brew master. Beer should be somewhat mysterious, coffee and chocolate are common flavors among imperials but if the brew is too sweet or too caffeinated it will lack intrigue. Breakfast stout is not shy about it’s flavors but they are not overpowering, just intense enough to complement winter weather. A tip for drinking imperial stouts is to let them warm up a bit, either in your glass as you drink over a length of time or let the bottle sit out for 20-30 minutes before opening. You’ll be able to taste a whole range of subtle flavors and enjoy your beer all the more. - Laura
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Wyld Organic Pale Ale by Uinta Brewing! Uinta Brewing of Salt Lake City has earned some environmentalist bragging rights, the brewery is 15% solar and 85% wind powered and has also established their own brown glass recycling center. Music to our ears! We offer two styles from Unita’s organic line, Baba Black Lager and Wyld Extra Pale Ale.
Just to clarify, an extra pale ale is basically a pale ale with extra IBU’s (International Bitter Units); it’s bitter but not as powerful in flavor or alcohol content as an IPA. Extra pale ales are just perfect when you want something a little bitter but not overpowering, the subdued hops also make EPA an excellent partner for food. Notes of citrus and pine are apparent in Wyld, which is overall wonderfully complex in flavor and will keep you interested sip after sip. Wyld is a clean beer, well filtered and transparent, providing a clean slate that enhances the enjoyment of the flavors. If you’re shopping for something to satisfy a thirst for hops but still light and refreshing I highly recommend Wyld. - Laura
Trappist ales (brewed by monks in monasteries) were popularized in Belgium and the technique of brewing dubbel and tripel ale was adopted by brewers around the world. La Fin du Monde, by Unibroue brewery located in Quebec, Canada, makes one of the most popular and touted tripel-style ales available.
The name tripel is derived from the brewing process. Brewers begin with triple the normal amount malt, which produces more sugar and starches during the boiling process and ultimately more alcohol during fermentation. In Europe a beer is classified as tripel if the alcohol content is over 9%.
What makes La Fin du Monde so good? With beers of high alcohol content the brew master must take special care to balance the taste of booze with other flavors to make the end result pleasurable. The flavor of La Fin is sweetly complex, with notes of black pepper and coriander, and has a slightly bitter finish. Appreciate this beer by sipping over the course of an hour or so, as the temperature of the beer warms the flavors become more noticeable. - Laura
Black Radish Creamery is in! Hand crafted jams and jellies made in New Albany with all natural and local ingredients! 5 distinct flavors like Bootleg Butter (Ohio apples with Grand Marnier, Vanilla Bean, Allspice, Nutmeg and Cinnamon) and Imperial Peach (Ohio peaches with candied ginger, cardamom and saffron threads). Buy local!