In this beer blog, we are going to get into a brewery for the first time on this blog which is Mountain Town Brewing. It is their Train Wrack Amber Ale. Here is a little history from their website (www.mountaintownbrew.com):
In 1996 Mountain Town Station Brewing Co. & Steakhouse opened its doors as a premier restaurant, wine cellar and micro brewery; and has grown ever since in its menu concept, wine inventory and beer recipes. In 2007, a separate company was formed called Mountain Town Brewing Company. This new brewery operation is strictly manufacturing and packaging using the same recipes that have been successfully developed for years at the brewpub. In 2008, shipments of beers such as the Gamblers Golden Ale, Railyard Raspberry Wheat and Cow Catcher Red Ale were flying out of the brewery and into restaurants and bars across Michigan. Look for these and many more beers at your favorite bar and restaurant. If they don’t have our beers request that they be put on tap!
As you can see they brew several different beer styles from cans and bottles. We are going to get into the beer.
It has a cloudy amber color with a nice white head. There is really no smell. It is pretty fade. The taste has a malty notes with a hint of honey aftertaste. The honey makes the aftertaste smooth and a crisp finish. It is an extremely drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.mountaintownbrew.com):
Trainwreck Amber Ale
Approach with caution. This one will sneak up on you! Brewed to keep us warm in the winter months, but easily enjoyable any time of the year. Syrup and honey give this beer an irresistible sweetness that makes it impossible to have just one. No matter what you pair this one with make sure you get plenty to eat or you might find out how this beer got its name.
ABV – 8.2%
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Closing, this beer is pretty interesting brew. I was taken a little back when tasting this beer. I did enjoy it. I did not know how the honey would work with this amber ale. I had honey in beers and amber lagers. I was pretty interested to see how some of the malty to some fruity notes would react with the honey sweetness. This is average beer and it is nothing special. I recommend you trying this beer just because how unique it is. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser