Idle Hands Klara

It’s always sad to see a brewery close, especially because of a casino project. Casinos are a hop topic here in Jersey because Atlantic City is struggling and they are looking at opening a casino in the Meadowlands and say that it will help AC. I’m not a gambler, but I don’t understand how that makes sense. But, no matter…let’s see how this beer was.


ABV: 5.5%

Style: Dortmunder/Export Lager

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the closing of our Everett, MA facility on June 27, 2015. We have been forced to close due to a sale of the building and land to the Wynn Everett Casino project…Suffice it to say, we may down but we are not out. Plans are in the making to re-emerge with a new facility somewhere in the Boston market and as soon as we have news to share, we will.”

Random: When Val and I went to AC for ACBF, we gambled a whopping $20 and she was not happy when we lost on slots.

This beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing. The body was a clear, golden-yellow with high carbonation. The nose had notes of sweet grain and light fruit. The taste had sweet fruit followed by malt and some spicy hops at the end. It had a medium body with light carbonation. The finish was lengthy with spicy hops. Again, no comment on the price since this as a gift, but this was a solid beer from a style that I don’t tend to sample much (only twice in the history of the blog). But, this was quite enjoyable and I would have it again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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