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New Beer Blog Blackrocks Coconut Brown


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Blackrocks Brewery.  It is their Coconut Brown Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their 51K IPA, you know the history of this Michigan craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Midwest craft brewery.  Let us get into this brown ale.

It has a nice brown color with a white constant color. The smell has a heavy coconut notes. The taste has a nutty notes with a heavy coconut aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable.

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

A roasty, chocolatey brown ale finishing off with a creamy coconut flavor. For when the time calls for a little taste of island living.

Aloha Eh!

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.blackrocksbrewery.com

Twitter:  @blackrocksbrew

Closing, I have said it once and again.  Coconut should not be in brown ales.  It should be in porters and stouts.  With that said, this is still a pretty solid beer.  It is just as good as Kona Coconut Brown ale.  This beer is not impressed. It is impressive for a Michigan craft brewery doing a beer with coconut.  It is pretty balance brew.  I recommend this beer.  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 Kona Brewing Koko Brown Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into the spring seasonal from Kona Brewing Co and it is called Koko Brown Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog on their Pipeline Porter, you know the history of this brewery.  If you have not, please, read the first part of that beer blog.  Let us get into the beer.

This American Brown Ale has a brown color with a white head on this beer.  The smell is a heavy coconut to the beer. The taste is a sweet hazel and coconut with a roasted coconut aftertaste. It is a pretty drinkable beer for heading into the spring and summer seasons.

Here is a description the beer bottle:

Koko Brown’s distinctive, nutty aroma and flavor comes from real.  Toasted coconut blended into each brew.  One sip of this roasty.  Smooth, mahogany colored ale and you will feel like you are on a warm sun-drenched beach in Hawaii.  Aloha!  Since 1994, Kona Brewing CO.  has been committed to making handcrafted ales and lagers of uncompromised quality.  We invite you to visit our brewery and pubs whenever you visit Hawaii.  Mahalo!

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

A Nut Brown Worth Cracking

Is there anything more iconic of the lush tropics than the coconut? The delicious heart of this island treasure has a nutty, toffee flavor and aroma that sends you straight to the beaches of Paradise. Kick back with a Koko Brown, brewed with real toasted coconut, and savor the mahogany color and smooth, roasty malt taste.

Available Winter/Spring

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.knonabrewingco.com

Twitter:  @knoabrewingco

Closing, this beer is different then what is out in any market asides Hawaii or any other warm spot.  I did enjoy this beer but I just feel that the brown ale is a wrong mix with the coconut.  Please, do not get me wrong this is a great beer and I can see people liking this beer.  I enjoyed this beer.  The taste is hazel nut cover coconut.  I just feel that the coconut goes better with a porter or a stout.  I could dream of a milk stout with a coconut in it.  I recommend this beer and I would love to hear your thoughts on this beer.  I can see this beer being a home run in the Midwest and the colder areas of the United States.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Blog Maui Brewery Coconut Porter


In this blog, we are going to talk about one of my favorite breweries and favorite porter.  Maui Brewery Coconut Porter is going to be feature in this blog.  Here is a little history from this brewery.  Maui Brewery was founded in 2005 by Garrett Marrero and Melanie Oxley.  All of their beers are packaged in cans to make it easy to take to the beaches of Hawaii.  They are one of the fastest growing companies and the only mirco-brewery on Hawaii Islands.  Yes Kona Brewery is on the island but that is own by Craft Beer Alliance and Budweiser has part ownership of it.  Let us get into this awesome beer.

This beer is black in the glass with no head. It has a very strong coconut smell to this beer from Hawaii.  This beer has a roasted chocolate to toffee taste with a nice refreshing coconut aftertaste to it. Shocking for the beer style, this beer is very drinkable.   This beer has a won Gold Award in 2006 Herb and Spice Beer at the World beer Cup and has won several other awards around the world.

Here is a description from the can:

Welcome to the microcanning revolution…. Cans eliminate light damage and reduce the risk of oxidation, keeping this craft brew fresher than in bottles!

Cans are lighter, chill quicker, and can be enjoyed on beaches and in sensitive environments, aluminum is the most recycled and most eco-friendly material.

Coconut porter is a fresh handcrafted robust porter brewed with six varieties of malted barley, hops and hand-toasted coconut

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.mauibreweryco.com

Twitter:  @mauibreweryco

In the end, I loved this beer when I visit this awesome brewery on the islands.  I brought back a case of their porter and IPA in my bag back to Chicago.  I am very happy to see I can order this awesome beer and rest of their beers online.  The shipping cost is as much as my beer order but it is worth it.  This is a very good beer and drinkable for the style.  This brewery is doing newer things everyday.  If you follow my blog, you know I wrote about their sour that they did with Jolly Pumpkin Brewery Company.  I am hoping to see this brewery in my local liquor store when they come to Chicago.  I hope that is really soon.  Thank you Maui Brewery Company for making some good beers.  Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email: djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter: @djweiser