In this fall beer blog, we are going to dig into one of my favorite west coast breweries, who is Bridgeport Brewery. The beer that will be feature is their first Fall Season, which is called Witch Hunt. If you read my earlier beer blogs on this brewery, you are pretty up to speed in the history and information on this great brewery. If you have not, please, go back and read the first part of that post. Let us get into the beer.
This beer is the first attempted for Bridgeport Brewing to make a Fall Seasonal. It has a nice amber color or a little darker amber color. The smell is of spices, malty, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The taste is more of the spice of cinnamon and nutmeg. It has a nice malty aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable even though it is pretty complex taste.
Here ia a description from the beer bottle:
Something wicked this way comes. From slightly sweet caramel malts, Witch Hunt offers an intense dry hop character finished with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg spices.
Here is a description from their website (www.bridgeportbrew.com):
A spiced harvest ale with a rich caramel color, unique dry hop character and subtle hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.
ABV 5.8% | ORIGINAL GRAVITY 15.8 | IBUs 40
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, I really love this brewery and everything they brew. They have a really nice Brewpub in Portland and I am hoping to have a chance to return there in a few weeks (October 11th that weekend). Pretty much all of their seasonals do not disappoint. I love how they took a classic American Harvest style and mixed the cinnamon and nutmeg that you find in Pumpkin ales. Most Pumpkin ales or lagers you normally do not taste the pumpkin in it. When the beer drinker tries this beer, he or she will get the matly taste while tasting cinnamon and nutmeg. You will feel like you are drinking Harvest Ale and a Pumpkin Ale at the same time. This beer is extremely unique and drinkable. It is better than most Pumpkin Ales and Lagers and different than the other Fall Seasonals. They did an awesome job and it became my favorite Fall Seasonal. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/