At our recent wine club outing, in honor of Oktoberfest, we chose to sample ales. Two of the standouts from that evening were:
Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat -Brewed in Chicago, this hazy unfiltered beer had a spicy aroma followed by crisp, fruity ale flavor. The smooth, creamy body results from blending barley malt with fortified wheat.
Red Hook ESB- Styled after the "Extra Special Bitters" found in English pubs, this beer delivered what their label professed, "Liquid Goodness". Flagship ale of the Portsmouth, N.H. brewery, it's unforgettable copper color had unique yet balanced flavor.
Scare up some on your next visit to the corner pub or liquor store.