Thursday, March 8, 2012

2012 Big Beer Series Release #2: Really Old Brown Dog

Shipments Begin March 12!!!

Really Old Brown Dog returns to the beer market beginning on March 12.  This malty, wood-aged take on an old ale is our tribute to Olive, our ball-chaser, squirrel-wrangler, and loyal companion of Peter Egelston, our Founder and President.  

Really Old Brown Dog was first brewed in 2007 and has become one of our fastest-selling and beloved Big Beers.  In addition to our two dog-themed beers, we also host a Brown Dog Pinup Page, to which you should feel free to submit pictures of your favorite pets or simply browse candid shots of other people's.

The beer itself is complex.  You'll taste malty character that's reminiscent of whole-wheat, digestive biscuits while tannin and vanillin notes add depth and complexity to the malt.  A final wash of dried fruits and port adds a lively third dimension of enjoyment for your taste buds.

Food Pairings:  If you're looking for a cheese pairing, blue cheese almost has to be the best option, due to the port character in the beer.  Roasted root vegetables or anything heavy on tomatoes are nice options for the non-meat eaters, while the carnivores on this list should try lamb or venison.

The Stat Box   
10.1% abv
20 IBU

Starting Extract: 20.5° Plato 
Finishing Extract: 2.5° Plato

Malts: North American 2-Row, Aromatic, Crisp Pale Ale, Carafa II DH, C-15, Carared
Hops: Sterling
Mojo: Port-soaked oak chips
Yeast: WLP-001 California Ale Yeast
Production Size: 200 barrels (6200 gallons)