The Beer List: River Horse Belgian Freeze

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I’ve been a fan or River Horse Brewing for a couple years now, and a few months back, I got to do a tour of the brewery out in Ewing, New Jersey with Jenn and a couple of our friends. The brewery tour was quite extensive and informative, with the guide having walked us through the entire process, from beginning to bottling. It seems that most tours are 5-10 minutes, and then you get right to the drinking (which is all well and good, but I like to get a good look at what goes on beyond the bottle). The first beer I ever had from River Horse was the Belgian Freeze, a 6-pack of which was given to me for Christmas by my brother, along with a hand-picked selection of other brews. I instantly liked it on first try, and luckily I had five more as part of my gift. Continue reading

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The Beer List: Wells Banana Bread

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This dessert beer is one of the best brews that I’ve ever tasted. It was introduced to me a couple Christmases ago by my youngest brother, as part of my gift that year, which was a large bag of select craft bottles from the liquor store where he worked at the time. It smelled and tasted EXACTLY like banana bread, which is, of course, delicious. The beer is brewed with actual fairtrade bananas, so the taste and smell are authentic. The flavors are balanced well enough for you to know that you’re still drinking beer – it’s not beat-you-over-the-head sweet. The ABV on this one is a fairly standard 5.2%, so you can theoretically knock a few back without getting too drunk to really enjoy it. This is one not to be rushed, but rather sipped and savored.  Continue reading