dark lager

New Beer Blog Brooklyn Brewery Insulated Dark Lager


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Brooklyn Brewery.  It is their new winter seasonal.  It is their Insulated Dark Lager.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this east coast craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this New York City base craft brewery.  Let us get into this dark lager.

It has a black color with a light tan constant color head. The smell has a chocolate notes. The taste has a smooth slight chocolate notes. The aftertaste is a nice crisp dry finish. It is a drinkable beer.

Here is a description from their website (www.brooklynbrewery.com):

Brooklyn Insulated Dark Lager is your protection against biting wind and soggy weather. German Munich, roasted Carafa, and Pilsner malts create a nimble, racy body, while a helping of American black barley adds just a hint of roast coffee. A light dry hopping of American and German hops pitter-patters across the nose and dives into the dry, warming finish. Try it with dark breads, hearty meats, and sturdy cheddars. If you still feel the chill, just add another layer and enjoy your insulation.

Style: Dark Lager
Malts: German Munich, Carafa, Pilsner, American black barley
Hops: Perle, Hallertauer Mittelfrueh, Amarillo, Centennial
Yeast: Our House Lager Yeast
Alcohol by Volume: 5.6%
Original Gravity: 13.5° Plato
Food Pairings: Dark breads, hearty meats, game, wild fowl, barbecue, and sturdy cheddars.
Availability: November- March

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.brooklynbrewery.com

Twitter:  @brooklynbrewery

Closing, I was pretty disappointed when I thought they stop making their Winter Ale.  I saw this and thought that I would try it out.  I respected everything that Brooklyn Brewery has done in their career.  I do not know what they were thinking releasing this out to the market.  This has to be one of their worse beers that they make.  There is too much of water notes. I loved their scotch ale, which was called Winter Ale.  I am going to hunt down their Winter Ale.  It is so much better.  Please, Brooklyn stop making this beer.  This is my thought pattern.  I know there will be people out there that will love this beer.  You can do better.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Wolverine Brewery Dark Lager


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another Lager from Wolverine Brewery.  It is their Dark Lager.  If you read my earlier beer blog post on this brewery, you know the history of this brewery.  If you have not read it, please, read that beer blog post to get to know this brewery.  Let us get into the beer.

It had a clear dark brown color with a nice snow-white color head.  The smell is burn to roasted malt.  The taste has chocolate to slight coffee malty notes with a crisp chocolate like finish for the aftertaste.  It is a pretty drinkable dark lager.

Here is a desecration from their website (www.wolverinebeer.com):

Wolverine Dark Lager 5% abv /19 IBU – Always on Tap

Are you afraid of the dark? Don’t be. This is Michigan’s smoothest dark beer, a dark beer even people who don’t think they like dark beer will love. Wolverine Dark will win you over with a mild maltiness balanced by a crisp feel on your tongue and a smooth finish.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.wolverinebeer.com

Twitter:  @wolverinebeer

Ending, this craft brewery out of Ann Arbor, Michigan is quickly becoming my favorite craft Lager brewery.  I am a fan of their IPL (India Pale Lager).  I have always loved imported dark or black lagers.  I was interested in getting my hands on this brew from Wolverine Brewery.  I love the color and tone of this brew.  I love the aroma it kicks out from the beer.  This brew is pretty drinkable for being a dark beer.  Most general or all beer drinkers think a dark beer means it is a heavy beer.  This is urban legend in the beer world.  It takes time to pass this on to the beer drinkers of the world.  The point I am trying to get across is just because it is a dark lager that does not mean it will drink heavy or light. Most dark beer could drink easier than a golden color beer. It is smooth and drinkable.  I highly recommend this brew.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Beer Blog Moerlein Barbarossa Double Dark Lager


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into a brewery that I enjoyed a few years go in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The brewery is from Ohio and it is called Moerlein and the beer is their Barbarossa Double Dark Lager.  The brewery was started in 1853 in a German neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio.  In 2004, this brewery was brought by Greg Hardman to carry on the rich history of this brewery.  It is brewery that is rich in German traditional brewery styles.  There is some ales they do but it is mostly lagers.  Let us get into this great Black Lager.

This dark lager has a clear dark brown to amber color without a head on it.  The smell has a slight chocolate. The taste is a sweet carbonation chocolate with a dry aftertaste.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

You’re made a discovery a Double Dark Lager honoring Frederick I. Emperor of Germany, known as Babarossa.  Folklore says he never died…. instead he sits enchanted in a cavern until the ravens cease to fly, signaling for his triumphant return.  Moerlein Barbarossa is slow-aged with a deep reddish-brown color and a malt aroma derived from Munich dark malt.  The balanced finish invites a toast to the return of a legend.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  http://www.christianmoerlein.com

Twitter:  @moerleinbeers

In closing, this is a pretty enjoyable beer.  I was pretty stun by its drinkablity beer.  I love the roasted malts and the smooth and dry aftertaste in this beer.  This is a great beer and I wish I could find more of the beer in the Chicago area.  When I do find it in Chicago, it is normally out of code.  I have always enjoyed imported and craft dark lagers and it is kind of making me like the normal drinkable golden or yellow lagers.  I am not talking about the American Lager.  I am talking about the German classic Lagers.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Beer Blog Milwaukee Brewing Dark Matter


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While in Milwaukee again, I went back up to Milwaukee to visit my friends from Milwaukee Brewing Company.  I wanted to meet Kurt and try some beers I can not get down in Chicago.  Kurt is a very nice guy.  I have to say he has to be the nicest brewer I have ever met.  Believe me, I have met several ones.  I hope to have a beer with him really soon.  If you read my earlier beer blog on their Pull Chain, you know the history of this brewery.  If you have not, please read the first part of that beer blog.  Let us get into beer.

Dark Matter has a jet black color with a brown to tan head on it. The smell is a chocolate to toffee to the beer.  It is hard to smell while on a brewery tour. The taste is a chocolate malty sweet with light carbonation. The aftertaste is a smooth burn down the throat. This is true to German style but took to the next level.  It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.mkebrewing.com

Twitter:  @mkebrewco

In closing, this was experimental beer.  I have to say it was very smooth, rich, and with full body flavor.  I love the smell, taste, and the aftertaste.  This beer does not drink like a 10.5% ABV beer.  I am glad I was up in Milwaukee to try this beer.  I do not know if I have ever saw Imperial Schwarzbier.  I have had normal Schwarzbier and I love this German beer style.  I hope they get a response to this beer and they put it into cans in the future.   I recommend you trying this beer and their brewery tour.  It is one of the best ones in Milwaukee.  I believe I learn something new the last two times I went on it.   Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser