Tahoe Brew

We stopped at a pub called The Brewery at Lake Tahoe; a name that says it all. It brews its own beer. I tried their Porter and Brown Ale; the former was superb, the latter more than passable. Both were proof that American beer can be much more than the big US breweries offer.

Unfortunately, both served from the curse of beer served here; they were too cold. Both Porters and Brown Ales have flavor that is not helped by being served icy. Low temperatures might be fine If your beer starts with as little flour as Coors. (Marketed as “The Most Refreshing Beer”, because even advertisers lack the dishonesty needed to hype its flavor, or lack thereof ) For beers with complex malts and hops for your palate to savour, a low temperature lessens the impact of that delight.

Americans have rediscovered how or brew good beer, now they need to learn again how to serve it cool and not chilled.

Published in: on 8 October, 2012 at 21:09  Leave a Comment  

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