By The Professor JW Faulkner – @EngProfJW
When it comes to beer — and women — it does not take much to excite me. A beer I have tried, an old favorite, a new brew, whatever, but as long as the beer tastes good, I am excited about what I am about to drink. For this beer drinker, fall provides the tastiest and most flavor-filled beers, and these beers are the ones I look forward to the most. This weekend’s beer is one I have been looking forward to since August; it is a beer that personifies American Brown Ale and one I never tire of drinking. This weekend, Rogue Ales Hazelnut Brown Nectar is What’s on Tap.
It might come as a surprise to some beer drinkers, but Oregon is a craft beer Mecca; Oregon is 4th in the nation for craft breweries per capita! And since 1988, Rogue Ales has been offering some of the most flavorful beers on the market. Not only through Rogue farms does the brewery grow many of its ingredients, but also a Rogue beer never contains preservatives, additives and/or chemicals. It’s almost like the environmentalist, farmers and beer lovers joined forces to make a beer.
Upon cracking open a Hazelnut Brown Nectar, you smell a combination of nuts (hence the name), some mild coffee notes and malts. The taste is a roasted one filled with some sweetness of toffee and caramel, coffee and malts. The brew lingers on your palate, allowing you to taste the sweet hazelnut a bit longer.
Hazelnut Brown Nectar goes great with red meat, and tonight I am making a true man’s meal. I got a prime rib in the oven with some mashed potatoes. But regardless of what you are eating, do yourself a favor and drink a Rogue Ales Hazelnut Brown Nectar tonight because there’s nothing like some sweet nut nectar.
Alcohol by Volume: 6.2%
Hop Bitterness (IBU’s): 33
Color (SRM): Brown
Malts: Harrington, Klages, Munich, Hugh Baird Brown, Carastan 13-17, Crystal 70-80, Crystal 135-165 & Beeston Chocolate.
Hops: Perle and Sterling.
Yeast: Rogue’s Pacman Yeast
It’s not Rocktober. It’s not Schlocktober. It’s not just October, either. We’re officially celebrating Beer Month at COED, where we’re writing about everyone’s favorite sudsy beverage! We mean, more than usual. So keep looking for the bubbly border to find out fascinating facts, along with very vital tips on how to be quaffing down the very best in beer.