Friday, June 06, 2008

Stacking the deck

OK, so those rebel brewers are setting the stage for their very own election. Here are the two candidates...

Samuel Adams Blackberry Witbier The aroma has distinct Blackberry notes with a subtle spice character. We brewed a traditional witbier with orange peel and coriander, and then added a hint of blackberry. The flavor is very complex with malt and cereal notes, intense spice and citrus flavors and a smooth, sweet/tart finish.

Samuel Adams Coffee Stout This stout is "dry beaned" with coffee beans from Rwanda*. Known as the "land of a thousand hills", Rwanda produces some of the world's finest coffee due to its volcanic soil, high altitude and plentiful rain. We start with a full-bodied stout brewed with a special blend of roasted barley and dark crystal malt, and then age if for two weeks on whole coffee beans- ¾ of a pound per barrel. The result is a rich roasty flavor with a smooth finish.

* For this stout we are proud to be using Rwandan coffee from The Thousand Hills Coffee Company. Thousand Hills' proceeds help subsidize and support the building of schools in Rwanda. We are thrilled to support Thousand Hills and are excited that they made a special roast of coffee just for this beer.

Hmmmmm, Isn't that a bit unfair?

If you vote for the first one, aren't you basically saying they should not be building schools in Rwanda?

I would definitely vote for the stout. Not because I am especially socially responsible, but rather the thought of coriander in beer makes me throw up in my mouth a little. Just plain gross!

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