Tag Archives: hops and malt

What’s Brewin’ – Ellie’s Brown Ale

This robust offering from Boulder, CO’s Avery Brewing Co. pleased us enough to order a second round at jmCurley’s in Boston’s Downtown Crossing recently. We didn’t go “woof” but it’s named for a chocolate brown Labrador and appropriately so, with its rich chocolate malt flavors and color. It has won awards for its drinkability and hoppiness. Go to http://www.averybrewing.com.

What’s Brewin’ – Narragansett Porter

Narragansett Porter, American-style with malty flavor and some hops, will be available in the winter season both on tap and in 16-oz. cans. It’s a brew you’ll find worth trying, brewed in Rochester, NY under the supervision of award-winner, Sean Larkin, brewmaster of Trinity Brewhouse and Revival Brewing, with chinook hops for bitterness, simcoe hops for aroma, black, pale, chocolate, munich and crystal malts, roasted barley and ale yeast.

This tasty and approachable craft brew won the Silver Medal in the 2010 World Beer Championship along with several other honors, most recentlyo the silver at the 16th Annual Beer & Cider Competition in Providence, RI last year.

With chocolate notes and a little smokiness, it’s beeen part of Gansett’s brewing tradition since 1916 when it was called Narragansett Dark and was allowed to be brewed during Prohbition for medicinal purposes. Be well! go to http://www.narragansettbeer.com.