BY MIKE PUCKETT
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Here’s a bit of Super Good Advice: swing by the Tasting Room today and try some Super Good Advice, our Brewer’s Special Brown Ale infused with some awesomely aromatic Guatemalan Finca Huixoc coffee beans straight from our friends at Zumbar. If you’ve got beer entered in the American Homebrewers Association competition, good luck and have fun at the awards dinner tonight! And definitely let us know how you do! Cheers everyone
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Good Eats says you need to taste the beers below at New English Brewing Company…
Troopers Tipple is a thirst quenching “session” India Pale Ale. You will discover an earthy aroma from the English hops and a medium malt body. The crisp bitterness lead to a clean, refreshing finish. Unlike West Coast IPA’s, Troopers Tipple has a modest 38 IBU’s but plenty of hop flavor from the English East Kent Goldings added in the boil and as dry hops during cold conditioning.
Troopers Tipple has a fine golden color and a satisfying body but is less filling and more revitalizing than stronger versions. At 5.1% ABV it’s a modern interpretation of the classic.
The Original IPAs were developed to provision the troops garrisoned in India during the period of British rule. The long sea voyage from England required a higher alcohol content and the use of more hops to act as natural preservatives before refrigeration!
Brewers Special is a robust brown ale full of malt character with a deep, bronze body and a substantial foamy, light tan head.
As it’s name suggests, this is no ordinary Brown Ale. At 6.6% ABV this ale is a testament to the craft of the American Brewer. The noticeable strength is balanced by a huge malt backbone of imported Maris Otter barley, the complex flavor profile comes from a combination of crystal, victory and roasted malts.
The hopping rate for this ale is 33 IBU’s ensuring that the malts don’t overpower but retain the upper hand while vying with the persistent alcohol to ensure a smooth, consistent experience to the bottom of the glass.
So beware, Brewers Special Brown Ale is deceptively easy drinking for its strength!
Zumbar Chocolate Coffee Imperial Stout
Zumbar Chocolate Coffee Imperial Stout was created as a collaboration between New English Brewing Company, and San Diego boutique coffee roaster, Zumbar Coffee & Tea for the Great American Beer Festival, 2012.
This Imperial Stout is brewed with “El Mundo” a rich blend of Indonesian and Latin American coffee beans in the mash and also in the fermenter. As well as ridiculous amounts of whole bean coffee we added 2Lbs per Barrel of 72% cacao Belgian Chocolate in the secondary.
A true Imperial Stout at 9.3% ABV, this beer is nevertheless well balanced with Nugget hops providing 45 IBU’s ensuring a pleasant bitterness offsetting the powerful combinations of malt, coffee and chocolate. Enjoy with care!