Year of New Beer: Mash & Vanilla, The Bruery (CA)

Written By: Dion on 06/12/2018

Luscious nose of brown sugar, vanilla, chocolate, raisins, and oak. On the tongue, a sticky sweet layer of dark fruit is backed by subtle earthy hop notes which provide just enough bitterness to keep things somewhat balanced. Chocolate, oak, and bourbon all contribute to the complex flavor profile. This is not the typical diabetes-bomb that The Bruery tends to serve up. A big alcohol beer, but not so much to deter the die-hard barleywine fan. This beer and many others from