Just in time for St. Patty's, and all the fun stuff surrounding it, we are…
Hot diggity dang, y’all! Nine Mile is One Year Old today! As part of the celebration we made a doozy of a boozy ale for your eager palates… an Imperial Brown Ale w/ Toasted Coconut & Toasted Almonds. Think of an Almond Joy bar in liquid form… its full-flavored, with lovely layers! Built upon a mixed base of Maris Otter from across the pond, as well as local MN Pilsner malt from our pals over at Maltwerks, with a veritable host of specialty grains to lend layer to this robust malt backbone. Varied crystal malts interplay with some pale chocolate, brown malt, dextrin, golden naked oats, a smidge of Munich, and a bit o’ of white wheat. Buckwheat honey from our buds at Bare Honey provides a boost of body & booze and gives off a wisp of earthy nuttiness . Lotus hops provide enough balance to counter the mild-to-moderate sweetness. And a beast of an English Ale yeast strain rounds everything out superbly.
We also conditioned this big, bold ale on heaps of toasted coconut & a grip of toasted almonds. They each toss off loads of aromatics & flavor without being overpowering and obscuring the malt-forward presence of the whole.
Large & in charge. Beguiling & sneakily smooth. Malty, toasty, nutty… bits o’ baker’s chocolate & light notes of toffee… and dessert-leaning tones ribboning throughout… this is a sipper worthy of a birthday party!!
Come on down, imbibe some of this gem, & party with us today! Cheers & thank you all endlessly for the continued support! We’ve had a wonderful year & we will keep making the best beer we can for y’all to enjoy!