Beavertown 8-Ball & Black Betty
Rye x 3. This is a peppery drink that conjures scenes from the good the bad and the ugly. The Rye makes this beer dry as the desert in that quenching sort of way. Just like a shot goes down your gullet while you stand at the bar of a saloon. Quenching. I think I finally get what people mean when they use resin to describe a beer, or perhaps I’ll need to have a few more of these to make sure.
Place: Mane Liquor Price: $9.99 Would I recommend it: If you like Rye and beer.
I’m not overly familiar with Black IPAs, but they do hit a certain spot on the pallet.
Decent hops – CHECK
Espresso flavour – CHECK
If I had to pick my favourite styles…I would be in trouble because there’s always a correct beer for the right occasion. However IPA, gueze and stout do seem to be amongst my most frequented styles. So having a beer that isn’t a stout nor an IPA but somewhere along the border of both is something I like, a lot. The Black Betty has a good body to it. Heavy like a Merlot, a drink to have without a meal or certainly not a large one. As summer has dawned on Perth and the temperature approached 40 degrees more days than it lingers around 20 degrees a Stout can be too much of a cold season beer, I might have to switch to black IPAs for a while, either that or have an exorbitant A/C bill.
“I like the concept of roasty hoppiness” – RS
Place: Mane Liquor Price: $10.99 Would I recommend it: Yes I would.