Beer Club Featured Brews – May 2016

Old Dominion Brewing Co – Oak Barrel Stout

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Old Dominion Brewing in Dover, Delaware, is a favorite of the East Coast, and its Oak Barrel Stout is a selection not to be missed. This is actually a lighter stout characterized by semi-sweet chocolate and vanilla beans, which are added during fermentation. The hops flavor in this brew is subtle but nicely balances the smoky sweetness.

 

 

Old Dominion Brewing Co – Hop Lips

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Old Dominion is not afraid to use hops, and this is readily apparent in the brewery’s Hop Lips IPA. This beer pours an eye-catching orange-amber with lacey white foam, and the nose is unmistakably that of citrus. The taste of Hop Lips is very close to its aroma and is loaded with notes of citrus zest, tropical fruit and pine.

 

 

D.L. Geary Brewing Co – Hudson Red Ale

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D.L Geary Brewing in Portland, Maine, is one of New England’s oldest microbreweries, and one of its most popular beers is Hudson Red Ale, which pours a deep amber-red color while remaining incredibly crisp and clear. The malts in this beer provide flavors of caramel and toffee, but the floral and fruity hops creates an elaborate taste that defies comparisons.

 

D.L. Geary Brewing Co – Hampshire Special Ale

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D.L. Geary’s Hampshire Special Ale is a New England favorite that is as delicious as it is unique. It pours amber-red, has a creamy, khaki head, and perfectly combines highly malty flavors with a large dose of bittering hops. This beer is 7 percent ABV, so it is a sipping beer, and from your first sip, you will experience a smorgasbord of deliciousness that includes notes of grapes, apples, berries, figs and plums.

 

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