This beautiful, deep russet brew has the sweet and somewhat nutty character of Adam Avery’s late (1992-2002) Chocolate Lab, for which it is named. Chocolate malt gives this beer a brown sugar maltiness with hints of vanilla and nuts, while subtle hopping gives it an overall drinkability that’s second to none–just like Ellie!
Beer Style: American Brown Ale
Hop Variety: Bullion, Sterling
Malt Variety: Two-row barley, Chocolate, Munich, Honey malt, Caramel 120
OG: 1.056 ABV: 5.5% IBUs: 28 Color: Deep Russet
Food pairing: Roasted meats prepared with spicy and/or smoky flavors are natural pairings for Ellie’s Brown Ale. Try ancho chili pork or beef tacos with chipotle mole.
2002 Top of the Town Award – 5280 Magazine – “Top Local Beer”
2005 Great American Beer Festival “Bronze Medal”
2007 New York Times – Winner, “Best of the Browns”