I’ve had some delicious new beers this winter and wanted to share a couple. First is Ballast Point Calm Before the Storm. If you haven’t tried their Indra Kunindra, you’re missing out on a great beer and a cool bottle. But this one is “Cream ale with coffee and vanilla.” Cream ales are smooth and this is no exception. The vanilla flavor is mild and a bit sweet. I really enjoy not only the beer, but the skeleton parrot. All their labels are fish/sea related and skeletons abound.
The second is Icicle Dark Persuasion (a local brewery). It is advertised as “German chocolate cake ale” and totally actually tastes like it. If you are a sweet dark beer fan, you’ll love this. Mmmm.