hazelnut Archives – PorchDrinking.com
It’s fair to say I have a soft spot in my heart for Dry Dock Brewing Co. Their Aurora taproom is one of the first breweries I visited after moving to Colorado, and its proximity to my office made it a frequent haunt for happy hours with coworkers and friends. With a lineup of beers running the gamut from a really solid Hefeweizen to one of my favorite double IPAs in the state, I didn’t need many excuses to return. One of their most highly-anticipated releases has always been Signature Series Bligh’s Barleywine, an excellent take on the style aged in whiskey barrels. This winter, Dry Dock added several companions to their Signature Series including one that caught my eye while shopping several weeks ago, Double Hazelnut Brown Ale. Deciding that a big brown ale plus whiskey plus hazelnuts sounded like one of the most delicious things ever, I grabbed a bottle and headed home.
ABV: 6.2% IBU: 33
Growing up in Oregon until the age of 20, I never truly experienced the local beer scene and culture that makes it what it is today. Breweries such as Deschutes, Full Sail, Hopworks, Laurenwood, and of course Rogue are some of the breweries that make Oregon beers so great. Both Colorado and Oregon breweries have a special place in my heart.