I don’t know about you, but I can’t pass up the opportunity to brew something so tasty that the folks at Sixpoint Brewery in Kansas City, Missouri, have dubbed it, “Howler Beer.” I like to brew something a little different from everything else I brew, so I’m more than happy to come up with new recipes that reflect my life.
I guess I should clarify that the beer I brewed is a blend of two beers from two different breweries. The recipe I got from my friend, a beer geek named Dan, is a “Finnish pale ale” with a little bit of a hint of rye in it. It’s got a nice, crisp hoppy taste and a little bit of alcohol.
I guess it’s my go-to style of beer when I need a little bite. It’s like the beer of the summer and the beer of the winter, only in one.
Its cool how all these different styles play off each other. The recipes I brewed are all based on the American-style brewing style known as “American Ale,” where you try to make every ingredient taste exactly the same. The way I approach craft brewing is to make something that tastes like it came out of me. In other words, like a home-brewed beer that I could have made if I’d spent more time on the beer.
I believe the inspiration for the recipe is actually the German-American style brewing. The way the recipe is formulated is that I use malt extract to create all the flavor components (like the vanilla and the hops). I go for big flavors, like toasted malt and the hop bitterness, but I also use hops like the Munich to add a subtle bitterness to the finish. It’s not a very subtle one, but I’m not going to lie, it’s really good.
I’ve only had two batches, and I could have easily made more with a little bit more effort. I was really impressed with how the beers kept their flavors after I drank them. I would recommend that anyone who enjoys a beer like this get them a little more frequently.
I usually don’t recommend this, but I’m going to anyway. Its a fun beer and, like many beers today, it’s made from vanilla beans! The first time I tried it, I was so impressed by the complexity of the flavors that I used a second batch. Its one of those beers that will not disappoint.
Like many beers today, made with vanilla beans, this beer is also brewed in a way that results in the flavors not only being there but being so complex that you can hardly tell the differences between the two batches that are made. I recommend you get a second one, but I also recommend you go a little more often.
The difference between the two batches is a touch of rye. The first batch is brewed with the beans in the original recipe, but the second batch is made with the rye in the original recipe.
There is no easy answer here, but one of the reasons I like this beer so much is because it is so refreshing, so light, and so easy to drink. I can’t help but find it a little odd that we are calling it “beer” since we just made it with beans. I don’t know about you, but I love being able to have a refreshing beer in the morning or evening without having to worry about it being too carbonated, or being too sweet.