We had so many great beers to choose from this month, it was pretty hard to narrow it down to three!
After much nail-biting, your fearless author chose three brews, typed up a blog, and relaxed with a bottle. Of course, that bottle contained yet another beer that should have been discussed in our February Round-Up. Long story short, we’ve expanded our February round-up of beers to include three more. When you see the contenders, you won’t blame me for adding to the list!
Schlafly Beer American IPA: Brewed and dry-hopped with Simcoe, Centennial and Amarillo, this golden beauty contains the best hops around. The aroma of this amber beer is bright with citric and floral hop notes. Flavors include hints of grapefruit rind and pine sap, with enough caramel malty sweetness to balance the taste perfectly. Seasonal availability, so stop in soon! You can get a case of six for $11.99 right now.
Sun King Brewing Company’s Ring of Dingle Dry Irish Stout: This Indy favorite is a mouthful in more ways than one. I was a tad worried they couldn’t get the whole title on the bottle. This is a traditional roasty Irish Stout named for a series of scenic roads in Ireland. This brew has a rich, full flavor that ends in a clean, dry finish. Ring of Dingle also won the Silver Medal at the 2012 World Beer Cup for Classic Irish-Dry Stout. Get this four can Olympian at Payless for $13.99.
Southern Tier Brewing Co.’s Creme Brulee (Imperial Milk Stout): This thick, creamy beer is brewed with lactose milk sugar. Custard, vanilla bean and brown sugar flavors dominate this beer for a flavor that really nails the elements of Creme Brulee. It’s best served as a dessert, or even over vanilla ice cream. You can pick-up this after-dinner treat for $9.99 at Payless.
Like all sequels, we hope you enjoyed our expanded story. What amazing new brews have you run into this February? Any big surprises or disappointments you’d like to share with us? We’re always happy to talk beer, friend. Find us on Twitter, Facebook, or at our winterwebsite.