Get ready to enjoy an amazing balance between Golding’s aroma characteristics and rich, chocolate, even slightly woody or smokey maltyness. Vienna, Munich and Caramel malts provide the muscle behind this beer—but don’t get intimidated, this Brown’s smooth finish will leave you thirsty for a second, or even third pint. Brown ales are some of the oldest ales in written history, British drinkers have been enjoying this style for many hundreds of years. Our goal is to provide Aspen with the best beers possible, we feel we would be short-changing our beer-drinking friends if there wasn’t a dark, delicious & mysterious Brown.
The Aspen area is full of black bears, so why is our beer called Brown Bearale? Funny story—many of Aspen’s black bears aren’t really black, they are a sort of cinnamon-brown color. So when a momma cinnamon bear and two of her cubs (one black, one cinnamon) broke through the garage door of the house where Duncan, Brad, and Rory were living—and began to chow down on the homebrew grain supply—a name was born. P.S. it’s pronounced Brown Barrel. We hope that you will have as much fun drinking the ale as the bears did eating its ingredients!