Lately, I’ve found myself caught in a craft beer loop, a comfort zone with a circle of four or five micros to which I return again and again. It’s still a decent variety, and I’ve grown to trust the quality of these breweries.
Last night, however, I happened upon a draft pull of Avery Stout from Colorado’s Avery Brewing Company, and it was a treat. The beer is nutty and chewy, with a strong roasted flavor and enough body to back up what the opaque mahogany color and full aroma suggest.
Come to think of it, I’ve never had a disappointing Avery beer. I guess there’s always room for my circle to get a little larger.