In this tag team beer blog, we are going to get into a beer called KCCO Black Lager that is brewed by Redhook Brewery and Resignation Brewery. If you read my beer blog posts on the Redhook Brewery, you know the history of this Northwest Craft Brewery. If you have not, please, read those beer blog posts to get to Redhook Brewery. Resignation is a multiple digital media company. The black lager was brewed for the sharing around the office and to close friends and family. Late in 2013, they teamed up with Redhook Brewery to get it into the market. Redhook Brewery refined the beer and shipped it out to the following markets, which are New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Chicago, Dallas, Austin, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. In the early part of 2014, KCCO Black Lager will receive a national roll out. Let us get into the beer.
This Black Lager has a dark brown to a light black color with a nice creamy tan head at first. It fades after a while. There is really no smell. The taste is a malty to chocolate notes with a dry chocolate crisp finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.resignationbrewery.com):
A toast lager with notes of chocolate and coffee. Unlike a heavy porter or a stout it’s amazingly light, crispy, and sessionable. KCCO Black is a delicious misfit.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
@resignationbrew and @Redhook_Brewery
1-2-3, I have to say for the victory and the match. This beer has won it all. I have been waiting to try this brew since I heard of its launch in a few markets. I am not disappointed. I am really looking forward to see how it will do in the Michigan market. I am also looking forward to trying the other brands from both of these breweries. I am a fan of black lager so I knew I was won over right away. There is some nice chocolate notes and pretty drinkable with a nice balance. I highly recommend this brew if you can find it. It will be in your market sometime in 2014. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser