Join Head Brewer Mike Elliot to taste three of our latest batch of British-style beers.
As the seasons rotate, so do our beer selections, and often when we get certain strains of yeast in, we like to make a selection of beers with that particular yeast, to showcase different flavor profiles and styles.
Today, we’re featuring Snugglepup, Best of Times and Dog Town.
Snugglepup is our Dark Mild, at 3.4% and 12 IBUs. This style is characterized by low alcohol, low malt character and low hoppiness. Snugglepup has a muted graham character aroma, with a touch of roast. The English yeast we use lends a subtle fruity flavor that plays well with the bready quality in the malt.
Our special bitter Best of Times is middle of the road— medium hop character, medium body. With a deep golden color, this has a stronger fruity floral overtones. The malt is still restrained, with more character though than typical American styles. Mike calls it simple, but still has depth and is very drinkable. Best of Times comes in at 4.8% and 25 IBUs.
Dog Town, our London Porter is more delicate than their American cousins. This has a similar ruby tone to Snugglepup, but the malt is more roasted, and comes through more strongly. Dog Town comes in at 5.4% and 18 IBUs. There are notes of toffee and dark chocolate in the aroma, and a fruity character from the English yeast that runs through all the beers in this series. It has a firm coffee and bitter chocolate character.
All of these beers are designed to be consumed in higher quantities over long drinking sessions with your mates so they all have a lower alcohol content.