Sweet George’s Brown AleNovember 1, 2007 Dillon, CO
Dillon Dam Brewery
This ten year-old brewpub is one of the largest in the country. It has no shortage of puns available based on the word “dam.”
Original Gravity: 1052
Copper brown. Malty on the nose, with suggestions of Darjeeling tea. Cream toffee or fudge in the palate. Indian kulfi ice-cream (pistachio flavor). Finish: rum, almonds, dark fruits, sweet mincemeat, bitter orange peels.
- Michael Jackson
Not necessarily a beer — 6% abv, nutty, rich and long on caramel — that you’d pick for a session at 9,000 feet (after an invigorating day of skiing or hiking at even higher levels in and around the Continental Divide town where this ale is brewed). Nonetheless a solid restorative, balancing dark fruits, toasty malts and underlying sweetness with woody and earthy hops flavors.
- Stan Hieronymus
Author of Ultimate Beer, the Simon & Schuster Guide to Beer and numerous other works on drinks, Jackson has created legions of converts to fine beer.
Editor at Realbeer.com, a professional journalist for 40 years and amateur brewer for 15, Hieronymus is the author of four beer books, including Brew Like a Monk.
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