May 21, 2009

Happiness Is a Cold Gun

Innis & Gunn

Yes, this is a beer post. Recently, Derek poured a few ounces of Innis & Gunn into my empty glass at the Pour Farm. Weeks before, we'd been in Douglas Liquors and the "beer guy" there was all excited that he'd gotten a shipment of this stuff. We were in there looking for lambics, and the blonde color of this brew didn't intrigue us, so we passed on it.

File that under "don't judge a beer by its color."

Although the light caramel color of this beer doesn't imply a bold flavor, this brew is definitely unique and flavorful.

The style is an English Pale Ale, but it's been oak aged. I expected a scotchy taste, but instead I find that this beer delivers a refreshing, slightly vanilla overtone to a solid pale ale primary flavor. The result is refreshing, but not in the light or over-hoppy way that some of today's craft beers seem to aim for. I love hops, but I like variety more.

This one is worth a try. It's around $11 or $12 for a "bomber."

Posted by James at May 21, 2009 12:55 PM
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The colour is the same as one of my favourite English ales: Newcastle.

This sounds delish. Plus, it's Scottish, so you can bet it'll be good.

Posted by: Patti M. at May 21, 2009 7:19 PM

Oooh! Weekly trip to Beacon Hill is today. Charles Street Liquors, here I come!

Posted by: Bull at May 28, 2009 9:36 AM

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