Sorry about the delay. I was picking out an apartment in Chicago. 6 weeks till moving day!

Anyway, tonight’s selection is from the Fordham Brewing Company in Annapolis, MD. Copperhead Ale is a Duesseldorf-style Altbier (which basically means a German brown ale, typically aged longer than other beer styles.) The brewing technique behind an Altbier lends itself to a very smooth, drinkable beer with a lovely copper color.

By the way, if you can read the quote on that Flying Dog pint glass, it’s a good one. I may try to work it into a new layout for the blog. Maybe on my two weeks off before moving.

The photo doesn’t do the cloudy, copper color of this ale justice. It was a lovely, light, almost penny-colored copper with a perfect amount of cloudiness. Its aroma was a nice balance of citrus and spice. The taste added malt and hops flavors. Copperhead Ale is a smooth beer with a crisp, hoppy finish. Quite drinkable, light enough to be had on its own, but would be excellent with food as well.

Try this if you like: Otter Creek Copper Ale, Headless Man Amber Alt, Old Town Brown, or Alter Ego

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