Two months. That’s how long it’s been since I posted last. A lot has happened in two months and I’ve had a lot of great beer. Kids, work, ya’ll know the drill. This past May though, something pretty awesome happened. Our friends at Hutton & Smith Brewing Company took home the gold at the World Beer Cup in the American Style Black Ale category. The beer that won, Bivouac Black IPA. I set one back not too long ago to write about, here we are. A month or so prior to the World Beer Cup, I was with co-owner/brewer Joel Krautstrunk and he inquired as to whether I had the beer before then, in his usual laid back way, added, “I think it’s pretty good.” One World Beer Cup later, I’d say he’s right. Let’s check it out.
This beer pours black, just as expected. It has a big, frothy brownish-tan head. On the nose I find a wonderful bouquet of hop aroma – citrus and pine. The malt notes fall in line with a light toast and light chocolate aroma. On the palate I find the hop flavors pretty quickly bac
Source: Knox Beer Snobs
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