Every Friday, I'll share a beer I particularly enjoy, and think you might as well. This series will feature beers from all over the U.S. (and when we're lucky, the world). Cheers!
First things first: Who else is INSANELY excited for the season premiere of "Shameless" this Sunday night?? Z and I have had a Sunday night TV tradition for years now - all our favorite shows tend to air on Sundays - and "Shameless" is my all-time favorite. And, as part of the "experience," we always crack open a good beer - which, this time of year, is almost always a stout.
This particular bourbon barrel-aged stout - Seventeen - was one Z randomly picked up at our neighborhood bottle shop, and it was an unexpected gem that we both really enjoyed. Here's why:
What: Seventeen by Central Waters Brewing Co., Amherst, WI
Tasting Notes: A smooth, creamy mouthfeel complemented by bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and chocolate. It's seriously sultry, not-too-sweet yet decadent, and delightfully boozy without too much heat. If you like heavier, no-joking-around stouts, this one's for you.
Pairing Suggestion: Uh, nothing. Drink it by itself and enjoy the heck out of every sip.
Where Can I Find It? Seventeen is a Cellar Session brew from Central Waters, so it may not be as easy to find as some of their other brews. i recommend calling your local bottle shop to see if they have it in (Central Waters is based in Wisconsin, but i'm not positive how far their distribution goes). You can also visit their tap room, but I'd call ahead to see if they have this available.
Do you watch "Shameless" too? HOW EXCITED ARE YOU?