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.
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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.
Old Brown Dog Ale is one of the year-round brews from New Hampshire’s Smuttynose Brewing Company. The style of this beer is up for debate, with BeerAdvocate.com calling it an English brown ale, but the fine folks at Smuttynose claim that it’s an American brown ale. What ever you call it Old Brown Dog Ale has 15 IBUs and a 6.5% 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).
The oddly named Moose Drool is a brown ale from Montana’s Big Sky Brewing Company. This year-round ale 5.3% ABV.