Since it has been an interesting experience trying these beers at different temperatures, I think that I am going to continue with that theme.
Against the Grain Brewery and Smokehouse
Bough in a 4-pack of pint cans. I think that this is a great way to package beer - the can is a better vessel than bottles and the pint is just the right amount of beer (plus, my pint-sized glass looks kind of pathetic half filled) .
This Belgian table bier is a traditional entry into the Session category. It is meant to be consumed with food but also stands well on its own.
A modest Scotch Ale, this lovely beer shows off everything that is good about malt. Look for plenty of heavily caramelized sugars, a full body, toffee, coffee, chocolate, and mild roast notes all laying on an almost creamy backbone.
Jacque was an intrepid boy. He was always exploring. One day he fell into a Trappe. A dirty trappe. A dirty Jacque’s Trappe.
This beer has been waiting to raise its boombox and serenade you with Peter Gabriel tunes until you love it. And you will!
A complex grain bill lends this beer a variety of malty, coffee, roasty, toffee, caramel flavors while the lager yeast fermentation lends it a crisp smoothness you may not expect from such a big beer.
We were honored when our pal Brian 'Stillwater' Strumke asked us if we wanted to 'remix' one of his beers. So honored we took this all the way. After poking around in his collection of brews, we decided on Folklore. However, our remix of Folklore is loose as a goose..just like we want it.
"Collaborate My Sons"
Our most recent collaboration effort with Stillwater Ales (Baltimore MD).
An amber ale brewed with rye malt and aged in rye whiskey barrels. Our first barrel aged beer here at Against the Grain is the Kentucky Ryed Chiquen. Named so because it was made in Kentucky, has a lot of Rye in it and was aged in rye barrels and it's not Chicken.