This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Uinta Bristlecone Brown Ale.
I know the question must be keeping you up nights. What exactly is a Bristlecone and where have I seen it before? The bottle label states that the Bristlecone is the oldest living organism, but that just made me want to double check that there is an OU on the bottle (rest assured, there is).
Upon perusing the Uinta website, I learned that the Bristlecone is actually a form of pine tree. The website states that there is a 4,765 year old Great Basin Bristlecone pine tree named Metsulah whose location is kept hidden. I cannot vouch for the accuracy of the website, but if they are correct, the tree would have been planted/began growing right after the Flood, so it would make sense that Noach named the tree for his grandfather.
Besides having an interesting name, the Uinta Bristlecone Brown Ale has an interesting flavor profile which makes it very drinkable. There is quite a bit of malt and a richness that makes me think of a stout, but without the heavy aftertaste. There are some nutty accents to the beer as well and I could see pairing this with Kung Pao Chicken (extra spicy, of course!).
Uinta Bristlecone Brown Ale is certified kosher by the Orthodox Union and bears an OU on the label. For the experts' take on the Uinta Bristlecone Brown Ale please click here www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1416/14190.
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