The other half grabbed this beer because she loved the bottle when we were at the Whole Foods in Gowanus. The bottle is now sitting on our bookshelf. Onto the brew…
Style: American Black Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Two Brothers Brewing Company was founded by Jim and Jason Ebel in late 1996. The business was envisioned by the brothers based on their entry into entrepreneurship with The Brewer’s Coop, a retail store catering to home beer and wine making. In 1992 The Brewer’s Coop opened its doors in Naperville, IL selling retail ingredients and equipment for the homebrewing community. The more they were surrounded by brewing, the more passionate they became about opening their own microbrewery. In early 1996 they decided to take the plunge and started writing a business plan. Several months later their dream became reality. Two Brothers Brewing Company is still 100% family owned.”
Random: We’re now onto the New York City episode of “Best Bars.” I have other places to put on my list to go to next time we’re in the city.
This brew poured with a two finger, thin, white head. It took awhile to dissipate and left a hint of lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, chestnut color with moderate carbonation visible. The body was much lighter than I expected for the style. The nose was smoky with tea and a touch of roasted malt. The taste had a lot of tea, light citrus hops and smoke. There was also some pine as well. The body was much lighter than I expected with moderate carbonation. The finish was quick with tea and smoke. Although this isn’t like the typical black IPA that I’ve had, it was really interesting and brought some unique flavors to the table. It’s definitely worth a try, especially if you like tea.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0