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Devils Backbone Brewing Company | Ginger Brau

Devils Backbone Brewing Company | Ginger Brau
Stacey Goers

ABV: 4.8% | IBU: 16

You know when you eat too much turkey at Thanksgiving and you regret it? Or you pour yourself a spicy pumpkin porter and realized it’s exhausting? This doesn’t happen with this beer. ?

Devils Backbone is now releasing cans of its Ginger Brau, a palate-tickling but still mild session lager (4.8 percent). It’s infused with three types of ginger and utilizes Centennial and Simcoe hops. The beer was released as part of Devils Backbone’s “Daypack Series.”

Featured image courtesy of Devils Backbone

The beer is golden and honey-colored on its pour. A snippet of ginger comes through the nose, but on first taste, it’s smooth — and the ginger pops after a moment’s taste.

Photo courtesy of Stacey Goers
Photo courtesy of Stacey Goers

The ginger that comes through is good ginger, tasting authentic and fresh. (If you’ve ever had a Moscow Mule made with bad ginger ale or simple syrup, you’ll know what I mean.) The beer has a slight aftertaste, perhaps more than other session ales, but it’s expected. It’s a great flavor profile (and ABV) for day drinking as you’re cooking a huge meal, tasting bits and pieces of mashed potatoes or green bean casserole.

I’m pretty much obsessed with ginger-based drinks, so this is a winner in my book. It’s prime for a beer cocktail as well — PorchDrinking encourages you to experiment and share your thoughts with us on Twitter @PorchDrinkingDC.

To note, this can is also beautiful, with a metallic mountain ridge that mirrors all light (and persons) in the room. Pick up a pack of this and have it ready for your holiday craziness.

Photo courtesy of Stacey Goers.
Photo courtesy of Stacey Goers.

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