From Hearthstone Brewery in North Vancouver comes their “Graham Cracker Ale”. The beer pours a deep chestnut colour with a tan head. The aroma consists of roasted malts, vanilla, honey and some mild chocolate. The flavour is of roasted malts, earth, honey, vanilla, burnt coffee, spices, graham crackers and some bitterness in the finish. The alcohol content comes in at 8% with an IBU of 30. Although not quite what I remember for the original batch of this beer it was quite refreshing especially for a winter brew. This year they used less graham crackers and more of the ingredients to make graham crackers.
Commercial Description: In 1829, Presbyterian minister Sylvester Graham invented the graham cracker in an attempt at staving off an epidemic that was sweeping the nation – masturbation. As a tribute to Reverend Graham, we decided to concoct a graham cracker brew with 50kg of graham crackers in each batch, resulting in notes of honey, vanilla and all around graham cracker goodness. So instead of knocking one out this evening, how about knocking one back with Hearthstone! Cheers!
Did you have smores with it?
That would have been good. But alas I did not.
I think the more obvious the pairing, the better!
Totally agree with you on that. Many of the most direct simple pairings are the best for sure.
Something about that description just rubs me the wrong way, but I can’t quite put my hands on it.
Different strokes for different folks i guess.
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