The final paper for my advertising class has eaten up a good portion of my blogging time. Fortunately, I write better when drinking good beer. Or, at least, faster.
Anyway, hurry down The Old Toad because they’re featuring Kulmbacher Eisbock from Germany. If you’re unfamiliar with Eisbock, it’s a double bock (Doppelbock) which has been frozen to remove part of the water content. Basically, it’s like distillation.
The result, a very strong, sweet beer with a noticeable alcohol presence and almost no hop character to speak of. If you approach it with an open mind, and don’t expect it to taste like an IPA, you might find a new guilty pleasure. -Mark