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Smuttynose “Old Brown Dog Ale”

December 26, 2007 6:22 pm

Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale is the inaugural keg! Since we’re calling the bar the “Black Lab Bar” I figured it was only proper to have a dog-named beer. A quick beer search on BA for “dog” narrowed it down to a few and without further inspection Smuttynose took the prize.

Smuttynose’s description of this beer; “Old Brown Dog has been cited as a classic example of the “American Brown Ale” style of beer. Compared to a typical English Brown Ale, Old Brown Dog is fuller-bodied and more strongly hopped. Old Brown Dog has been around for many years. It was first brewed in 1988 at the Northampton Brewery. In 1989 it won a silver medal in its category (American Brown Ale) at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver.”

My BA Review: “One of my favorite beers by one of my favorite breweries. Beautiful amber with a nice even head, tastes terrific, and extremely drinkable. Maybe it’s because it’s the inaugural keg in my new kegerator maybe it’s just because I’ve been drinking it… either way, I highly recommend this brew.”

1/2 Barrel lasted 50 Days and I was quite disappointed when it finally kicked. Assuming Smuttynose might be willing to fill a special request 1/6 barrel, this will certainly be one of two beers on tap.