This English-style brown ale was brewed in partnership with Juneau's Heritage Coffee Roasting Co., whose signature Brazilian blend, Paixao (Portuguese for passion), was added at multiple stages of the brewing process. The resulting beer is smoother and mellower than one might assume, with pronounced aromas and flavors of caramel malt, brown sugar, toasted brown bread and roasted nuts that ground the fruity coffee note that runs through. The creamy, medium-bodied mouthfeel is slightly slick, with good carbonation and a pleasant bittersweet-cocoa astringency and herbal hop kick that hangs on to the finish.
American Brown Ale
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Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association).