Fave Fall Brews of the BBC Crew
We shared a post last month with the favorite beers of our crew. We’re big into seasonal brews so, not surprisingly, when we posed the question more recently, summer’s lighter picks have been replaced with heartier choices.
In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re big into beer at the BBC. With that in mind, please allow us to toot our own horn…just for a minute. Early in 2015, we released our very own beer, Uncle Lumpy’s Vanilla Porter. Lovingly brewed at the Woodstock Inn & Brewery and available at all BBC locations – and at the inn – Uncle Lumpy’s Vanilla Porter is a full-bodied porter with just a whiff of vanilla. We tap it with nitro which gives it a smooth, creamy texture and robust head. It’s yummy – if we do say so ourselves – and perfect for crisp autumn afternoons.
When we were at our Portsmouth, N.H. location a couple of weeks ago, Crystal was kind enough to draw us a pint when we said we needed an, um, refresher course in the joys of Uncle Lumpy (a lame excuse if ever there was one for imbibing during the work day). We asked Crystal what she’s been enjoying these days. As a rule, we encourage individuality with the crew and she felt no qualms at all in not picking Uncle Lumpy. Her go-to beer of late has been Pale Sheep Brewery’s Holy Grail Ale. We were intrigued so we ordered up a pint. That’s beer number two consumed during the work day, just in case you were keeping track.
Down on the Cape, things have slowed somewhat now that the summer season has ended so it was nice to catch up with everyone when we stopped in late last week. Mike Otto, our G.M. at the Main Street eatery, was apparently enjoying a moment of serenity (or something; what’s with the closed eyes and oddly-angelic smile, Mike?) when he sat down for a moment. His brew of the moment? Founders Breakfast Stout; so-named because of the hint of coffee in its flavor.
Katelyn, a real-live native Cape Codder, went with a straight-up fall fave for her choice; Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale. With its subtle spiced flavor, served in a glass with sugar and cinnamon on the rim, this is such a classic sugar-and-spice-and-everything-nice kind of autumn libation, so fitting for these fab fall days we’re enjoying.
For the record; we drank iced tea when we were in Hyannis…just in case you were keeping track.