This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Death Hoppy Black Ale.
I first saw this beer when I went to the Total Wine & Liquors opening in Westbury last week. As an aside, the store is quite impressive. They built out an old Sports Authority and turned it into two stores, one for the sale of beer and the other for wine and spirits. This is due to an arcane NY law which bars (pun intended?) the sale of beer and wine in the same store. When I visited for the opening they put on quite a show and I got to see the racks of kosher wine in one store and the many varieties of kosher certified beers (and munchies) in the other.
But back to the beer. Its an American Dark Ale which poured jet black with significant foam which quickly dissipated. Despite the color there was no coffee or stout taste. Instead it was dark IPA and a tasty one at that. The alcohol is on the low end for an American Dark Ale at 7%, but the complexity of the flavor made it worth the 9.99 for a six pack.
Shmaltz Death Hoppy Black Ale is under the Kosher Supervision of the KSA, as are many, if not all of the Shmaltz products.
To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about the brew, please follow this link www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/262/252726.
As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver.
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