Week 4 of MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACK takes us to New Orleans, Louisiana. When it came time for me to choose a beer to review I wasn’t given many options for Louisiana craft brew output. So when I went to the beer store to find something I decided to go with the Pecan Harvest Ale since we had just (re)brewed a pecan brown ale ourselves and I figured it be nice to have something to compare ours to when it is ready to drink in a few weeks. Regardless of why I chose it, let’s get on to the review.
Category Archives: American Brown Ale
I don’t drink a lot of Anchor Brewing’s beers. Maybe it’s because their labels are all so similar and not that eye-catching. Or it could be due to the fact that their beers are relatively straight forward. That doesn’t mean they aren’t good. What I have had has all been rather enjoyable. Where am I going with this? Thanks for asking. I’m here to tell you about an Anchor beer that I recently drank that was purchased because of the fact that it was unique enough to catch my eye while sitting amongst hundreds of its peers on the Total Wine beer shelf. Which beer am I talking about? Let me show you.
I’ve been on a Brown Ale kick lately that was started by my roommates and I deciding to brew a Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar clone. Our beer(s) turned out quite nicely (we kegged one five gallon batch with homemade pecan extract instead of hazelnut) and ever since I’ve sought out Brown Ales on the tap anywhere I go. This past weekend I was near the Golden Road brewery and jonesing for a beer (like normal), so I figured I’d swing by pub to see what was on tap. And what do you know, they had their Brown Ale all kegged up and waiting for me.
Shockingly I believe this is my first Rogue Ales review here on Ales in Comparison. I’ve had several of their beers over the years, but for some reason I usually overlook them when I’m searching for beers to review. And this case technically isn’t any different because I got this beer as a gift. Anyway, on to the review.
HAZELNUT BROWN NECTAR is an American Brown Ale with 33 IBUs and a 6.2% ABV.
Rocky’s Revenge is an American brown ale with a portion aged in bourbon barrels. The name of this beer comes from a mythical sea serpent that is said to roam Rock Lake (which is a fact that I absolutely love). This beer has 30 IBUs and a starting ABV of 5.75% (before bourbon barrel aging).