I stopped in at Shannon Brewing Company in Keller, Texas. When I arrived their running club was meeting for their weekly run. Cool. Despite the bartender’s suggestion to try the latest seasonal I went with the flagship Irish Red and was not disappointed. Nice malty flavor profile with just a bit of hops. Easy drinking. I couldn’t leave without trying the Chocolate Bourbon Stout and was not disappointed by that. I love the bourbon finish. The chocolate stout is delicious. A great dessert drink. Maybe next time I’ll run with the group first!
I stopped in at Intuition Ale Works in Jacksonville, Florida and enjoyed Tall, Dark + Cherry. I was hoping for more cherry flavor, but it did deliver as a chocolate stout with hint of cherry. Of course, you wouldn’t want the cherry to be overpowering any way.
I’ll also mention that several years ago while on business in Jacksonville I had the opportunity to stop by and was given a private tour by the owner which was totally cool.
I stopped in at 4 Hands Brewing Company in St. Louis, Missouri and tried the Divided Sky Rye IPA which was really tasty with both the hops bitterness and the rye spice. I also tried the Chocolate Milk Stout which was so tasty that I bought a bottle to take home. As of this writing, it’s still in my beer fridge waiting for that perfect moment. I might just make a stout float with it. So rich and chocolatey!