Friday, November 30, 2007

Beer of the Week

Located in a Swiss immigrant enclave of south-central Wisconsin, New Glarus Brewing is owned by Deb and Dan carey. New Glarus produces a wide variety of brews, mostly in the Germanic style, and are probably best known for their "Spotted Cow" beer, a sweet yellow farmhouse ale with yeast in the bottle, loved by hippies and frat boys alike. But we're not here to talk about Spotted Cow, we're here to talk about the BOTW, New Glarus' latest offering "Organic Revolution."

We talked earlier this week about organic beers, and this was one of the beers I mentioned. It's not the best beer in world, but it certainly isn't bad. I like that New Glarus is responding to the progressive Wisconsin market and is offering this organic amber ale. It's a light copper color and has minimal head and carbonation. The brew uses organic Hallertau hops from Germany, and I've heard some people say it's grassy and hoppy, but to me this isn't an overly hopped beer; the organic Wisconsin malts are certainly not overshadowed. There's kind of muddled sweetness going on versus a crisp hoppiness.

This isn't New Glarus' best beer, but it's a noble effort. Support the organic revolution and pick up a six-pack of this BOTW next time you're at the store.

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