In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from one of my favorite breweries in Michigan. The brewery and brew are called Arbor Brewing Jack Hammer. If you read my earlier beer blogs on their beers, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please, read that beer blog. Let us get into beer.
This old ale has a brown color with a slight dirty white constant head on it. The smell is caramel to malty to it. The taste of this full body beer is a malty to a touch caramel. It is drinkable beer but be careful.
Here is a description from their website (www.arborbrewing.com):
Jackhammer Old Ale
This strong ale has a clear alcohol presence, a complex fruity palate, and a dry, spicy, rather assertive hop counterbalance in the finish. It was first brewed and named during the demolition of the old Fourth and Washington parking structure when downtown felt like Jurassic Park and all of its neighbors needed something a little stronger to get us through! The Michigan Microbrewery and Brewpub Guide calls it, “an excellent, true-to-style beer with a subtle yet distinct chocolate covered cherry quality.”
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Twitter: @CornerBrew @arborbrew
In closing, I really love this beer. I have not found a good Old Ale. This beer has a several things going on in the beer. There is ton going on this beer. It has a nice sweet almost fruity but malty. It also comes off dry with a touch of species. This is a beer to enjoy before dinner and move on or just a beer to watch during a sporting event. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser