Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Better By Half

So the boys took me out to the Dogfish Head Alehouse to celebrate the arrival of Dab, the newest Nodling. The tagline for this brewhouse is "Off centered ales for off centered people".

This translates to interesting beer that you can't get anywhere else. I'm an ale fan, so this is right up my alley. Since I couldn't decide on just one, I got two -- the Black & Tan to be precise. This is a fun drink if you've never seen it. It's made from two beers: one dark, the other tan. The dark beer sits on top of the light colored beer without mixing, giving it a striped appearance.

The Dogfish Head Black & Tan is made with a 90-minute IPA on the bottom (very hoppy/bitter) and a sweeter Chicory Stout on top.  

"The 90 Minute IPA was our first continually-hopped beer, which is a method of hopping that allows for a pungent, but not crushing hop flavor."

"Chicory Stout: A dark beer made with a touch of roasted chicory, organic Mexican coffee, St. John's Wort, and licorice root. Brewed with whole-leaf Cascade and Fuggles hops, the grains include pale, roasted & oatmeal."

I recommend giving your taste buds a treat!

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