Monday, March 3, 2014

OFF-COLOR BREWING's HONEY-DIPPED "SCURRY"

Took a chance on this one due to the novelty of the style and the artistic merit of the label - wouldn't you? It's from what I believe is a fairly new Chicago-based brewer called OFF-COLOR BREWING, who've gotten their stuff distributed as far west as my city. They're focused on "avant-garde brewing", and that's something I can get behind, being a pioneer on the leading vanguard of all trends and styles as I am. The beer's called "SCURRY", and it's a dark honey ale brewed with oats. Oats! Let's check it out.

The first thing you notice is that it's exactly what it purports to be, dark yet sweet with honey, a taste that permeates the entire brew. It's grainy with a bit of mineral taste, and a lot of carbonation. The oats are there, but they're far off in the distance, crying out in pain for better placement, which might have balanced this beer out a bit more. As it was, the mineral taste was a jarring clash with the honey, and though quite drinkable, the net effect was something that I'd probably not make an effort to drink again. 6/10.

2 comments:

Barleywhiner said...

We just got their beers in KC, and I liked the Troublesome more than the Scurry. It's kind of like a Berliner Weisse. Light with some lacto.

Beer Samizdat said...

Good to know. All of their stuff – 3 beers maybe? - just showed up in San Francisco as well. Great labels. I might have to wait for their imperial red before I try the next one, though…