Once Upon a Time 1955 Double Brown (Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project)

Style: English Brown Ale 5.1% ABV From: Somerville, MA Brewer’s Note: “Welcome to the 1950s! Whitbread brewery in London was once the biggest brewery in the world. However by the 1950s its decline had begun. Their Double Brown is a true post-war British beer: dark, with some roasted malt character, but low body due to the use of completely fermentable brewing caramels, a practice that … Continue reading Once Upon a Time 1955 Double Brown (Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project)

Koko Brown (Kona Brewing Company)

Style: American Brown Ale Brewed with Coconuts 5.5% ABV 26.7 IBU’s OG: 13.69° P Malts: Premium 2-Row Pale, Dark Chocolate, Aromatic, Victory Hops: Cascade, Willamette, Millennium Brewer’s Note: “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 … Continue reading Koko Brown (Kona Brewing Company)

Cubano-style Espresso Brown Ale (Cigar City Brewing Company)

Style: English Brown Ale with Coffee 5.5% ABV 25 IBU’s OG: 14 SRM: 24 From: Tampa, FL Brewer’s Note: “This rich brown ale is redolent with Cuban-style roasted espresso beans, sweet caramel and toffee and hints of dry nuttiness. Cuban Espresso is a popular drink in the Cigar City of Tampa owing to its many Sicilian and Cuban immigrants. The beans for Cubano-Style Espresso Brown … Continue reading Cubano-style Espresso Brown Ale (Cigar City Brewing Company)

Newcastle Brown Ale (The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited)

Style: English Brown Ale Serving Style: Minikeg 4.7% ABV   This is my first review of a minikeg, but I think it should hold up to be just about the same as a bottle. The Newcastle Brown label is a classic English label that has a certain classiness to it.  It is definitely mass produced, but the text isn’t too much, the font is simple … Continue reading Newcastle Brown Ale (The Caledonian Brewery Company Limited)