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I am always curious when I have a beer from a new brewery. Not only will I like it, but when I visit their website, follow them on Facebook, things like that, will I like them? Going to start my journey with Green Bay, Wisconsin’s Hinterland with their Luna Coffee Stout.
Coffee and bitter chocolate escape as soon as the bottle is opened. Coffee is, indeed, the dominant flavor here. Plenty of bitter chocolate to go with it, as well. The hops kick in at the back end for a little more bitterness.
Not much else to say. Loads of coffee with enough other flavors going on to make it interesting. I’d do this again.
Leinenkugel Fireside Nut Brown. There were notes of hazelnut and smoke, rich caramel. The mouthfeel was thick and full. There was a late, light sweet finish and after it warmed even some background cinnamon and clove. I thought it was delicious! However, after reading several other reviews, it turns out I am one of the few who loved this beer. I had this on draft, so maybe that made a difference. And it wasn’t my first beer of the evening, so that could have changed things, too. But I loved it.
I’m a sucker for a cool name and a cool label. Lilja’s Sasquatch Stout has both! Thankfully, it tastes as good as it looks! It has all the characteristics I want in a stout. A dark color, great head, strong roasted flavor with a bitter, dry finish. This one also has a taste of currants and rye bread. Very complex, very interesting, and very delicious. Reminds me both of a milk stout and an imperial stout. I’m a bit confused as to who makes it, though. The label will lead you to Pangaea Beers, but beeradvocate.com has it under Sand Creek Brewing. However, Sand Creek’s website doesn’t have Sasquatch listed. I don’t care who makes, it’s wonderful!