Shipyard Export by Shipyard Brewing Company
I took a break from putting things back down in the basement after bringing just about everything up last weekend to protect it from the rising waters we had.
Beer #279, which is the last beer in my beer of the month birthday gift, is Shipyard Export by Shipyard Brewing Company from Portland, Maine. The ABV of this American Blonde Ale is 5%.
Into my Conway Scenic Railroad glass went this clear golden amber brew with a nice frothy white head. The bubbles rising to the top were quite the sight to see…it was almost mesmerizing to look at. It looks like I actually captured those bubbles in the photo…cool. The nose was a bit on the sweet side with a nice malty, almost biscuit like aroma. I took a sip and got a sweetness up front that reminded me of honey. There was a grain like flavor there also. Towards the back end I got some hops in the form of a mild pine like flavor. It was kind of crisp, a bit on the low side carbonation wise, and had a medium body
I was this digging this and I thought it was the best of the four beers in the beer of the month set. Now I have to get back to work…it is amazing how much stuff one collects and stores in a typical basement over 14+ years.
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Maple Nut Brown Ale by Tommyknocker Brewery
Today is a great day…it is the beginning of Spring. Old Man Winter can kiss my ass, time for some warmer temperatures, flowers, rain, sunshine, trees budding and so forth and so on.
Beer #112 is Maple Nut Brown Ale by Tommyknocker Brewery. Tommyknocker Brewery hails from Idaho Springs, Colorado. This particular beer is a American Brown Ale with an ABV of 4.5%. An interesting note from the label, Tommyknockers were mischievous elves who slipped into Cornish mining camps in the 1800′s. What that has to do with maple syrup, which this beer is brewed with, I don’t have the foggiest.
I broke out my Conway Scenic Railroad pint glass for the pour. Brown was the color of this brew with no head what so ever. Sure enough, it smelled like maple syrup. There was a nutty malty aspect to the aroma also. I took a sip and I got a nice roasted nutty taste with some really nice maple syrup flavors. You would think with the maple syrup it would be really sweet but that wasn’t the case, it really complemented the roasted malts and made for a very pleasing brew. It was a medium bodied drink with a decent amount of carbonation. With the low ABV and the nice flavors, it was super easy to drink.
I like maple syrup, especially on pancakes with butter…yum. I liked this beer too.
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