Well Tony is back at it again at Dead Frog Brewing in Aldergrove BC with the “Brazen Northwest Ale” a Strong Ale available as part of Dead Frog’s new and improved bomber series. The beer pours a deep copper/brown colour with a tan head. The aroma consists deeply of malts, with citrus and floral hops filling it out. The flavour is of semi sweet malts, citrus, pine, mild chocolate and a huge addition of hops bitterness. The alcohol content of the beer is 7.5% and the IBU is 81. This is a very good Strong Ale that packs a punch in every way but is an enjoyable sip. Just be careful where you drink this brew as you do not want to be bare with a bear in the hot tub!
Commercial description: Our Brazen Northwest Ale is a celebration of all the things we love about beer in the Northwest. Massive hops and a complex malt base combine to make a perfectly balanced brew that is crafted for the brazen. This dark red ale features an enticing citrus and pine aroma from massive helpings of Simcoe and Columbus. The hop flavour is bold but balanced by a deep, complex malt base with slight hints of caramel that transition to chocolate. The brew is topped off by 81 IBU’s of glorious bitterness.
Malts: Cara 60, Chocolate, Munich, Northwest Pale Ale, Special B
Hops: Columbus, Nugget, Simcoe
Ingredients: Water, malted barley, hops, yeast