In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Perrin Brewery. It is their Lil’ Griz. This hard to find brew in package is being featured on this blog for the first time. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know they history of this up and coming Michigan craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Midwest craft brewery. Let us get into this American Brown Ale.
It has a dark brown color with a constant tan color head. The aroma has a sweet malty to nutty notes. The taste has a nutty notes with a slight bourbon notes for the aftertaste. It is smooth barrel age brew. It is a pretty drinkable beer.
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In the end, when I heard Perrin was making an everyday barrel aged ale, I was pretty excited to try it. I will say many of my beer friends were just as excited. There is a nice balance in this beer. The bourbon does not over take the brown ale. It is pretty slight. This is unlike most barrel aged brews. Perrin in my opinion has done a great job making this brew. It comes in at 6.9% but it drinks like 5% ABV. I will say Perrin is keeping to their goal as a brewery. They wanted to make session-able beers. They hit homerun with this one. I just wish this was everyday in package. I highly recommend this beer in package or draft. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser