Monthly Staff Picks
Staff Picks: November
Name: Maple Pancakes
Description: At a time when “flavored” beer is everywhere you turn, sometimes
the notion comes off as gimmicky. However, good beer stands on its own. Labels
and “buzz words” aside, Renegade’s Maple Pancakes is a very successful beer -
meaning the addition of maple syrup compliments the beer rather than detracting
or being over the top. My favorite part of this beer might be the aroma: PURE
MAPLE SYRUP! The taste has an initial maple sweetness but then makes way for
that classic porter and malted barley goodness. Just dark enough and not too heavy
on the palate, great breakfast beer!
Brewery: Wibby Brewing Co.
Description: This is a great beer to drink when you’re looking for something a little
heavier and complex in taste but would prefer a lighter body. This well carbonated
beer has a nose that consists of malt, chocolate, and coffee; similar to a porter or
stout. After you get past the aroma, the similarities to a heavier beer start to
diminish. The taste is not overly complex with a malty backbone but the simplicity
provides the stage for some wonderful aftertastes that is sweet like a dark fruit jam.
It finishes with some light hoppiness that rounds out this fantastic, sessionable
Name: Old Jubilation
Style: Winter Ale
Description: This is one to warm you up. Heavy in malts and mild bitterness gives
this beer a full mouth-feel. It pours a dark brown color with a thick head. Dark
flavors of bread, spices, and a little chocolate. Old Jubi is a great beer for a cold
Name: Finkel & Garf Oatmeal Milk Stout
Style: Milk Stout
Brewery: Finkel & Garf
Description: Pours a solid black with a decent tan head. Puts off some smell
of roasted barley and intense notes of chocolate. The chocolate is dominant on the
tongue with some sweetness coming through while the mouthfeel is creamy and
smooth. This may be as close as you get to chocolate milk with a beer!