“Halfway Decent Beer”
SMOKED, SALTED VIENNA LAGER W/PEPPERS
Vienna, Cherrywood Smoked, Caramunich, Caravienna, Acidulated
Other: Cinnamon, Cumin, Coriander, Ancho Pepper, Chocolate Habenero,
Smoked Salt, Limes & Ale Yeast
bready, mildly rich caramel
balancing bitterness, crisp
smoky, roasty, briney, spicy, savory, limey
Mug --- Football
Burritos! Nachos! Tacos!
Give me something for the man who doesn’t have to try too hard...
The dudes at New Wave approached us to brew this beer for their 2nd Anniversary. The resulting recipe is a mind-meld based upon a tasting session of different Vienna Lagers and burritos. We decided upon Ancho and smoked malt and salt to lend that rich, earthy spice along with spices common in Mexican cuisine: cinnamon, cumin and coriander. We then brought the heat and a zesty fruitiness with Chocolate Habeneros and limes. As key to the New Wave mentality as delicious ingredients is a love of their namesake post-punk genre, so we didn’t give them any trouble when they suggested the name...