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?
p.s. That chocolate covered strawberry cookie in the first picture is a dog cookie! See what I did there? Wink wink 😉