In this fall beer blog, we are going to take a look at another Michigan Brewery called Arcadia Ales and the beer is Jaw-Jacker. Arcadia Brewing Company, which is also known as Arcadia Ales, was founded in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1996. They brew several different beer styles and they are pretty close to the traditional beer styles. Let us get into the beer.
It has a hazel dark copper color without a head on the beer. This pumpkin ale has a cinnamon to nutmeg smell to this beer. The taste is a heavy cinnamon and nutmeg with a cinnamon aftertaste. There is really no pumpkin in this beer. It is kind of drinkable but not really to me.
Here is a description from their website (www.arcadiaales.com):
This spiced amber-wheat ale is our celebration of the arrival of Autumn. Using the finest malted barley and little wheat for mouthfeel, Jaw-Jacker displays a brilliant orange-amber color, despite the absence of pumpkin in the recipe. The addition of cinnamon, all-spice and nutmeg (in the exact proportions of our brewer’s Grandmother’s pumpkin pie recipe) creates a refreshingly spicy, season brew.
Boiled Brisket with Root Veggies, Roast Duck or Turkey, Pumpkin Pie or Sweet Potato Pie with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In closing, this is one of many Michigan Breweries. This brewery is everything that I look for in a brewery, which means they make traditional styles. I believe I love the crazy hoppy beers or weird beers so this brewery gives you something of the classic world. However, I really did not like this beer, I thought it was very heavy with the cinnamon and nutmeg taste and way to sweet. This beer to me was not drinkable. I know this brewery could do better. This is my thought pattern and my word is not the holy grail of beer blogs or craft world and if it was it should not be. You as a beer drinker might like this beer. I courage you to try it to get your judgement on this beer. I would love to hear your thoughts and ideas on this beer. They are available in many states in the midwest. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/