Sorry for my near two month absence, my extended leave is completely inexcusable and I apologize profusely to all of you. I know it is not much of an excuse, but I just moved into a house and it turns out houses are a lot of work and will quickly consume most of your life. Things are settling back down to normal now and Shaw recently ran cable to my house last week and I am now once again connected to the world through the magic of the internet. So I am back!
I put together a post a few weeks ago about Dead Frog‘s latest release – which is a great amber ale. I thought I would be able to steal internet access from my neighbors unsecured wireless network, but the signal was no good and I couldn’t upload the post. I thought is might still be worth sharing. If you you haven’t yet tried Dead Frog’s Amber Ale I recommend you go out a give it a whirl.
Aldergrove’s Dead Frog Brewery recently released a new beer to mark their two and half year anniversary. No surprise to hear that the beer is name 2 ½ Year Anniversary Ale – very creative. This new release is asmoked amber ale and is only available in Dead Frog’s 12 pack mixer. After finding reading about this new release earlier today I stopped in at the liquor store on my way home to find this new beer.
Although I have never been a fan of clear bottles, as they tend to turn delicious beer into foul smelling skunk water, this new beer is delicious. The smokey flavour is relatively mild but is noticeable in the aroma. The 2 ½ Anniversary Ale is malty but not overpowering and is balanced by a mild hop finish. All in all a well balanced flavourful amber ale.
Smoked beer is a scarcity here in BC and often times when found the smokey flavour tends to be overpowering. Cheers Dead Frog for putting together a great smoked amber ale.