I’ll Have a Beer with Everything
Our beer review this time around is 1554 from New Belgium Brewing. They are probably best known for Fat Tire amber Ale, but I didn’t make that connection when I was picking out a beer. It looked interesting and I had never tried an Enlightened Ale before.
Continuing our tradition, David and I met up for a beer at his house and watched a movie on his great entertainment center. We’ve been doing mostly Comic Book movies and I think we were both in the mood from something different. Some ideas were tossed around, but in the end we decided to watch a western – sort of. The film was a first for me, but a favorite of David’s. I enjoyed it quite a bit and we have plans to talk about it in the future, but tonight I am here to talk about beer.
1554 is a dark beer with great flavor. It had a great pour and good first sip. There was a hint of sour that comes with a dark beer, but it didn’t have quite the bite that the Obsidian Stout we had last time. It was a fine beer, but if I am looking for a dark brew I will probably go with something else. [Edit: I just read David’s review and he is absolutely correct, this makes a great in between beer. I think I was hoping for something richer and didn’t get what I was expecting.] One bonus was that while visiting the brewers website I found a link to a recipe that uses the beer to make a caramel sauce and I can definitely see that working. The beer has enough flavor to make the sauce interesting, but isn’t too bitter.