Topic Archives: English Brown Ales

Posted in Beer News, Troegs Brewing

Tröegs Rugged Trail Returns

Tröegs Brewing Rugged Trail Nut Brown Ale is back and hit the drafts this past Friday in their tasting room. Every year Tröegs brings back this classic English Brown ale which was originally released as just Nut Brown Ale. Rugged Trail was once one of Tröegs first year-round beers, but now shows its face just for the spring.

Style: Brown Ale
Availability: Draft Only

4.6% ABV

Posted in New Beers, Redhook

Redhook Nut Brown Ale 22oz bottles

Redhook Brewing (Portsmouth, New Hampshire) has redone the Nut Brown label again.  This time bombers.

Style: Brown Ale

Availability: 12oz bottles, 22oz bombers, Draft.

5.8% ABV

Posted in Beer News, Cigar City Brewing

Bolita Updated, Shelves Again Soon

Cigar City Brewing’s Bolita Double Nut Brown Ale is the next beer in the breweries artwork overhaul.  The it’s a seasonal release, with varying releases dates. Bolita is a lottery that originated in Cuba, and became popular in Florida. 100 numbered balls were placed in a bag, and bets were taken on which number would be drawn.  Variations of Bolita include – Bourbon Aged, Mayan Espresso, Coconut Aged, & more.

About Bolita:
Bolita means “little ball” but profits from the illegal lottery games were anything but little.  Our Bolita is a Double Northern English-style brown ale that has a complex malt forward character with notes of chocolate, toffee, and hints of roasted nuts.

Style: English Brown Ale

8% ABV

Posted in Redhook, Seasonal Return

Redhook Mudslinger Ale

Redhook Brewing is one of the largest craft brewers in the United States.  This spring, Redhook’s nut brown ale returns as Mudslinger, first brewed in 2010.  It’s a nice seasonal transition – not too dark, and not too light.  Same as the weather.

Commercial Description:
Mudslinger is a Nut Brown Ale with a Medium body and a fresh aroma.  Its malty flavor is layered with light chocolate, caramel, brown sugar and a hint of vanilla.  Six barley malts and two hop varieties result in a surprisingly smooth, well balanced dark beer.

Style: English Brown Ale
Hops: Willamette, Northern Brewer
Malts: Two row pale, Munich, Caramel, Chocolate, Black, and a touch of Roasted Barley

Taste Expectations: Nutty, roasty malts, with hints of chocolate & brown sugar. Vanilla.

Food Pairings:  Grilled meats, stews, fowl, and even smoked oysters or salmon.

Availability: 12oz/6pks. Draft. Spring seasonal.

5.8% ABV

Posted in Casks, Peak Organic Brewing

CASK(S) ALERT: Atlanta

Today – Friday February 18th – a few casks tap around Atlanta…

Peak Brewing’s – Spring Simcoe Ale.  Pale Ale, 5.2% ABV.  All organic American Pale brewed with simcoe hops.  Bright, fresh hop flavors, with a sweet light malt finish.  Great warm weather cask.  Taps 5pm @TacoMacDecatur , @TacoMacEllard

Harvey & Son – Lewes Castle Brown Ale. English Brown Ale, 4.8% ABV.  English ale with hints of chocolate, vanilla.  Some fruit notes. True English Brown. Taps 6pm @PorterBeerBar