Happy weekend of LOVE!
I know I was suppose to highlight a local beer today but I forgot that this was lover’s weekend so instead I’m picking a different brew. It’s my blog. I can do what I want.
This is actually one of the very first craft beers I tried over the summer.
A friend got me a “make your own 6-pack” for my birthday and Dirty Little Freak was one of them. What can I say? My friends just get me. I’m a freak but not dirty. Well….sometimes I get a little dirty but not in the way YOUR thinking.
I’m choosing to pair this beer up with strawberries this weekend because I think they were just meant to go together.
Dirty Little Freak brewed by DuClaw in Baltimore, MD. ABV-5.8%. IBU-30. “Dirty Little Freak Coconut Caramel Chocolate Brown Ale, first brewed in 2014, takes the traditional American Brown Ale and gives it a sensual new twist – Coconut! This medium-bodied, 5.8% abv brown ale is a feast for the senses from its dominant blend of warm, roasted malt, coconut, caramel, and chocolate flavors barely restrained by a gentle hop bite, to its tantalizingly satisfying finish. But if you submit to our Dirty Little Freak, be warned: there is no safe word.”
The Brew Taste. Nice, thick pour. Rich dark brown color. Aroma of chocolate, caramel and a hint of coconut. This beer doesn’t seem to get very good ratings on most sites and maybe because it’s not a taste everyone is looking for in a beer. I love it. I’m not a big coconut fan but the taste was very small and enjoyable. I’m also not a fan of dark chocolate (milk chocolate lover here) but this wasn’t overly bitter. I LOVE caramel and I could taste it in this beer. It was the beer that kept on giving! One sip I tasted chocolate and the next was caramel. It was the same alteration every-time! I kept saying…”Oooohhhhh chocolate. Ohhhhh caramel.
The Barks. I don’t really have any other than this wouldn’t be a beer that I drink ALL the time. I’m drinking it this weekend because I want to drink beer and eat strawberries. On a desert island in the Caribbean.
SO what are you drinking this Valentine’s Day Weekend?
Don’t forget to check out our post from last week, 12 Beers To Pair With The Westminster Dog Show and if you’re looking for a date this weekend check out Sherman’s and Leroy’s Valentine’s Day ads!
p.s. That chocolate covered strawberry cookie in the first picture is a dog cookie! See what I did there? Wink wink 😉