On the back of the Vanilla Porter that appeared earlier in winter 2019, Homestead Brewery have followed up with another dark beer, this time a Coffee Stout local roaster Dimattina, charged with selecting the blend. The result is a beer with fresh coffee aromas and a creamy sweetness, balanced with roasted characters from the dark malts that give just the right amount of dusty cocoa. It's easy-drinking, big on flavour and low on ABV, making for a welcome winter warmer.
Playing in rather different territory is Boogaloo Juice, a New England IPA created with Rodney’s Bait & Tackle. Dry-hopped with four varieties chosen to deliver some seriously fruity aromas – pineapple, passionfruit, mango and citrus. There's the creamy texture and minimal bitterness typical of many NEIPAs, a combination that makes it easy to drink. No doubt there will be an Electric Boogaloo sequel coming soon.
Published September 11, 2019 2019-09-11 00:00:00