Chocolate is the subject of Middle Brow Beer Co.’s latest homebrew contest, and for some reason, they let us help pick a winner. Joined by Nick and Bryan from Middle Brow, we taste and talk about five of the best beers out of the 23 submitted by local homebrewers.
While deciding on which beer will be commercially brewed, we talk oak spirals, MTV, vanilla beans, Beechwood-aging, wax, Bruery beers, post-contest success stories, Catholic guilt, and This Year’s Prop. Plus, the Middle Brow guys share some details on some upcoming releases with Dark Matter, Jimmy Whispers, and much more. Oh, and lots of nut jokes.
Homebrews sampled include:
English Brown Ale with pecans and cocoa nibs
Chocolate Rye Saison
Chocolate Hazelnut Porter
Imperial Oatmeal Stout with coffee, hazelnuts, and vanilla bean
Imperial Oatmeal Stout with cinnamon, vanilla, and cacao nibs, aged on bourbon oak spirals