We recently enjoyed a family dinner at a local restaurant. It was Friday night and the beer list beckoned to me rather strongly. After a brief perusal, I found one that piqued my interest. The name was definitely unique and the description intriguing. After the first sip, I was awestruck. After the second sip, I exclaimed to my husband, ‘This is the best beer I have EVER had!’. He is the responsible one who orders a coke and doesn’t care to be missing out on the indulgence of a cocktail. For me, it’s a food thing. You see, I needed the beer to go with my burger. Thankfully, he and I have different needs. *whew*
So, I knew that this beer revelation was meant to share. You are wondering, pray tell, what beer? It was the Horny Goat Brownie Porter. If you get the chance to try this most amazing brew, I recommend it whole-heartedly.
Notes from the official Horny Goat Brewing Company Page:
Brewed with 8 different types of malt, this thick, sweet, and nutty brew has slight notes of vanilla and hazelnut to complement the cinnamon and chocolate flavors, just like a delicious warm brownie.
Last night, we braved the sub-zero temperatures for a family bowling night with friends. The wee ones had a blast and so did the adults. My score could have been better but I wasn’t really there to compete. Taking a bowling class in college to fulfill a Phy Ed credit and then bowling once every 2.7 years does not exactly qualify me for any bragging rights. I was just there to enjoy myself and after our server suggested this lovely porter to me, my enjoyment level kicked up a few notches.
Here are the details from the Leine’s page:
Leinenkugel’s® Snowdrift Vanilla Porter™ is brewed with a select blend of seven malts revealing layers of caramel, chocolate and coffee notes. Aged on real vanilla, this brown and ruby-hued brew imparts a slightly spicy aroma from its creamy body that’s ideal for the season.
It’s truly a mystery as to why I liked it so much. *smiles*
Here is a little look-see:
Photo courtesy of the Leine’s page.
Doesn’t it look dee-licious? I’m a fan of the dark side of beers so this has officially been added to my list of favorites. It’s seasonal so best to get while the gettin’ is good. With snowdrifts all around, it seems rather fitting. Cheers!