Right then lets get this blog finally in motion!
I hope you have all had a great weekend whatever you have been up to, whether you have been raving or behaving, at some point a beer may have gone down range so thankfully I am on hand to offer a little point in the right direction towards finding a lovely little brew I have discovered in Bury St Edmunds here in the UK.
After walking down some small side streets I stumbled across a little place called Beautiful Beers that specialises in mainly European beers of the Belgian/Dutch areas but others can be found from as wide as the USA. Its is a lovely little store and from talking to the guy who runs the place, he has been open about 4 years and really knows his stuff, so if you are in that area, it is definitely worth a visit, I promise you wont be disappointed.
Any way after managing to control myself and clear up the dribble off my top from the sheer amount of options, I started to look around the store and was greeted my man heaven, beers from all over the world in so many shapes and sizes and to say I was overwhelmed by choice, well that would be an understatement.
I was struggling to choose which ones to bring home but after much deliberation, I saw this one bottle just staring back at me. This bottle was Dead Guy Ale, made by the guys at Rogue Ales in Oregon in the states.
I saved this bottle especially for my first post on here as I felt it was a great opener and one that I have never really drank before. A new taste for a new direction in what I am up to in life.
Dead Guy Ale is a German Maibock brew, brewed using a Pacman yeast.
It has a lovely deep colour when poured, very reminiscent of a honey colour, and on first impressions when tasted, it packs some flavoursome punches.
It is a very rich flavour and one that maybe for some would put them off, but then after a few more mouthfuls, you can really start to feel yourself enjoying it more and more.
I would say that to thoroughly enjoy this to its full effectiveness, pair it with a good spicy dish with plenty of meat, and to confirm this with you readers, I had this with some chorizo sausage as a little treat and what a combination!
This is definitely a brew for those cooler nights, not light enough for those sun kissed evenings where your lighter brews would feel more at home, but without doubt a beautifully toasty drink that will warm the soul on a cooler night.
To accompany the great deep taste of this drink, there is some awesome artwork on the label and one that certainly catches the eye, and topped with a smart bottle cap because I am a bit of a geek when it comes to that sort of stuff which you can see in the pictures.
Rogue Ales have really hit the nail on the head with this one and I’m ashamed to say that I have not found these guys earlier, but from this point on, they have won me over as a new fan, and I shall be trying to get my hands on as many of there brews as I can. They have more than just ale too, with products in both cider and spirits so if this tickles your pickle then these guys may be right up your street.
If you would like to check both where I bought the drink from and the guys who made it, here are the links for you all.
Let me know what you guys think and if there are any other beers out there you think I should check out, let me know, I’ll be more than happy to try them!